9th Annual Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim

Sarasota Sharks Masters

Saturday, October 1, 2011

USMS Sanction : 141-0200W

Sarasota Sharks Masters

Open Water Registration


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9th Annual Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim
Dixie Zone Championship / USMS H2Open Series Event
Saturday - October 1, 2011
Off Beautiful Siesta Key Beach - Sarasota, Florida
Sanctioning Bodies:
Florida LMSC for USMS, Inc. Sanction #  141-0200W
Florida Swimming for USA Swimming, Inc. – Approval
Hosted By: Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters & South County Family YMCA
Event Directors: Rick Walker (941) 346-7946 / Fernette Ramnath (610) 368-0496 framnath@hotmail.com
Event Times:
6:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in – Beach Pavilion
7:10 a.m. Registration/Check-in closes
7:20 a.m. Pre-Race Meeting on the beach
7:30 a.m. 1K Start
7:35 a.m. 5K Start
7:40 a.m. 2.5K Start
(Pre-Race Meeting and Race start times are approximate)
About Siesta Key: A gorgeous barrier island adjacent to Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. Providing world class dining and shopping along with outstanding accommodations. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a great race and a special weekend.
Water Temperature: Expected to be 78-82 degrees.
Safety: The course will be protected by emergency personnel on watercraft. Medical staff will be on site. In case of inclement weather or unusually adverse surf conditions, an event committee composed of the event directors, referee, and a senior member of the YMCA may modify starting times or cancel events.
Pre-Race: The pre-race meeting will take place on the beach, adjacent to the entry area for the start, on Saturday morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. All participants must attend.
Equipment: All participants will be provided with a cap which must be worn during the race. Wetsuits are not permitted. Support craft other than designated event craft are not permitted. Persons allergic to latex should plan to wear a silicone cap beneath their race cap.
Check-In: Check-In will take place at the Siesta Key Pavilion immediately prior to the pre-race meeting. Racing chips will be issued to all competitors.
Rules: Current 2011 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern the meet. All distances will be swum “Open.” Final results will be posted by age group.
Eligibility: The race is open to all athlete members of U.S. Masters Swimming and USA Swimming. One-time event forms must be completed by anyone not currently registered with U.S. Masters Swimming.
Time Limit: Maximum time permitted to complete the race is 2 ½ hours. Swimmers still in the water after 2 ½ hours will be notified the race is over and they need to leave the water. Results will show their time as “Incomplete.”
Age: The age of the swimmer on the day of the swim will determine the age group.
Entries: ONLINE ENTRIES ARE PREFERRED. Online entries will be accepted until midnight eastern time on Thursday September 29, 2011. Online registration will charge your credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Event Billing."  Race day entries will be allowed at the Check-in/Registration Pavilion. A copy of your USMS or USA swimming card is required. Only the first 100 entries are guaranteed a race t-shirt unless received prior to the early registration deadline. Early registration entry deadline is Friday, September 16, 2011.
Registration Fees:
• Early: $30 (up to 9/16/11) includes post race snack and limited edition t-shirt
• Late: $40 (9/17/10 to midnight 9/29/11) includes post race snack and t-shirt if still available
• Race-Day: $75 (up to 6:45am 10/1/11) includes post race snack and t-shirt if still available
Scoring: No team scores will be kept.
1st , 2nd, and 3rd in all age groups in each race distance
Overall male and female winner for each race distance
Awards Presentation: Siesta Key beach gazebo located near the finish line. Award ceremony will be much shorter than last year. Post race food and beverages provided by Clayton’s Siesta Grill, The Broken Egg and Panera.
Race Referees: Mark Davis, Bill Wall
Race Marshall: John Bruenning
Directions: Interstate 75 to Sarasota exit #205 (Clark Road). Take Clark Road west approximately six miles. You will cross US 41 and continue across the bridge. Stay right after the bridge and take a right on Midnight Pass Road. Continue north on Midnight Pass Road to Siesta Key Beach. There is ample parking and registration is at the Beach Pavilion.
Siesta Key Village is approximately three quarters of a mile north of Siesta Key Beach. The Daiquiri Deck is on the left as you enter the Village. We look forward to seeing you there.

Visit this site for more information on beautiful Siesta Key Beach:  www.numberonebeach.com

Hyatt Regency Sarasota offers discounted hotel reservations for this event.  Click here for the direct link to make reservations online.  Or call the Hyatt at 888-421-1442.
…lives are enhanced through aquatic physical conditioning.~ USMS
…inspiring and enabling our members to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life.~ USA Swimming


Other sponsors:
Einstein Brothers Bagels
Vitamin Shoppe

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "SARASOTA SHARKS, INC.."

Online Registration closed on 9/29/2011.