Saturday, July 9th, 2016
5th Annual Fire Island 1 MILE, 5K & 10K Ocean Swim Charity Fundraising Event for Open Water Swim LLC
Sanctioned by the Metropolitan LMSC for USMS, Inc. Sanction #066-W001
EVENT DESCRIPTION: The 1 Mile, 5K & 10K Ocean Swim is hosted by Open Water Swim LLC and is a four-hour open water swim event that will start/finish at Atlantique, Fire Island, ocean side. The 1 Mile swim is from Atlantique west .5 miles loop to Fair Harbor, left shoulder at turn buoy and back to Atlantique and runs parallel to the beach. 5K race is from Atlantique to Kismet, left should turn at turn buoy and back to Atlantique and runs parallel to beach. 10K is two loops from Atlantique to Kismet, left shoulder turns at turn buoy. Start/finish will be on the beach to the west of Atlantique lifeguard stand. Swim course will be clearly marked with buoys. At 5K and 10K turnaround there will be a water station consisting of a raft with volunteers. Lifeguards, stand-up paddlers, kayaks and a jet ski with rescue sled will monitor the entire course. There will be designated water breaks for both distance swims. Swimmers will be required to adhere to U. S. Masters Swimming Rules governing conduct and attire. Currents and surf can vary, swimmers should be prepared for a challenging swim and must be conditioned for the open water. Race director reserves the right to modify race or cancel swim if severe dangerous conditions arise.
COURSE INFORMATION: The 10K race is two full loops between Atlantique and Kismet. The 5K race is from Atlantique to Kismet and back to Atlantique marking two buoys at turnaround. 1 Mile race is from Atlantique west .5 miles loop to Fair Harbor and back to Atlantique. All swimmers will start and finish on the beach. The race course is in the ocean approximately 30 feet off shore swimming parallel to the shore line. Start/finish will be on the beach to the West of Atlantique lifeguard stand. Swim course will be clearly marked with many brightly marked buoys. Left shoulder turns on buoys. Race Director may modify course if dangerous conditions arise. Wave designations and swim direction will be determined closer to race date subject to number of race entrants and weather conditions. Expected water temperature range is 66-70°F with some chop and currents due to wind, and the possibility of flotsam, jetsam and jellyfish.
EVENT LOCATION: Race headquarters will be located at Atlantique Beach on ocean front. There are restroom facilities, showers, and changing areas available. There is also a food market area for drinks, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner). We encourage everyone to pack a cooler with some food and drink for convenience. For more information, go to Session Stands on Facebook. Race check-in and the awards ceremony will both be held on the beach to the west (right) of the lifeguard stand at Atlantique Beach.
BY FERRY: Take the ferry from the Bay Shore ferry terminal at the end of Maple Avenue in Bay Shore.
BY PRIVATE BOAT: Atlantique docking is available on a first-come first-served basis. The dock master monitors VHF Ch. 9 or you can call the dock master’s office (631-767-0234). There is anchorage on either side of the marina so you can anchor out if you like. This will save on fees and give you more privacy.
Ferry ticket prices are $17 Adult round trip and Child RT 2-12 yrs $7.50.
Directions to Fire Island Ferry Info about Fire Island
NOTE: You can take an earlier Ferry to Dune Wood with a five minute walk to Atlantique. There will be signs for the OWS Swim and where to go from the Dune Wood Ferry. This is highly recommended....it will give you more time to relax and prepare for the event.
ELIGIBILITY: Must be 18 years of age or older and registered with U. S. Masters Swimming ("USMS"). Age determination date is July 9, 2016. For annual USMS membership/renewal go to http://www.usms.org/reg/. One-day membership to USMS is available for $20.
FIELD LIMIT: Maximum number of swimmers 300 on a first-received basis.
ACCEPTANCE: Each swimmer will need to provide information about their long distance swimming history and pace per mile, provide 2016 USMS registration card number, and sign a waiver. Once race organizers review and accept the application, swimmer must pay entry fee either online or by check. 10K SWIMMERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED AN OPEN WATER SWIM DISTANCE OF FOUR MILES OR LONGER. All applicable 2016 USMS rules, regulations and safety requirements will be enforced.
ACCEPTABLE SWIM ATTIRE: Wetsuits ARE permitted but will be timed under a separate “wetsuit” category. All swim suits and equipment for non-wetsuit swimmers must conform to current USMS open water rules.* Use of MP3 players and other electrical audio/communication devices by the swimmer during event is not permitted.
*Swim attire must comply with FINA and USMS swimsuit specifications: all textile materials (no fasteners except for a waist tie), only one swimsuit in one or two pieces (the two pieces cannot overlap each other) which shall not extend beyond the shoulders nor below the knees for woman, and for men, shall not extend above the navel nor below the knees (102.12.1C). A waist tie is allowed for men and for a two piece female suit. The suit must be nontransparent (102.12.1A). For more information, please visit: https://www.usms.org/rules/20150403techsuitfaq.pdf
SWIMMER ESCORTS: Safety and escort craft will be provided and will accompany swimmers throughout the event. Support craft other than designated race craft are not permitted. Optional water breaks will be provided for swimmers throughout the swim.
AGE GROUPS: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, and so on in five-year increments, as high as necessary for men and women.
AWARDS: Awards will be presented to the top three finishers by gender in each age group. Award ceremony will be held at the start/finish line on the beach 45 minutes after the last swimmer has exited the water.
GOODIES: Commemorative event shirt, towels, generous goodie bag, and pre- and post-race refreshments.
RESULTS: Results will be posted online at www.metroswim.org and www.openwaterswimli.com
9:00AM Check-In begins
10:30AM Check-In ends
10:45AM* Mandatory race briefing at course start for all swimmers
11:00AM 10K Swimmers begin
11:15AM 5K Swimmers begin
11:30AM 1 Mile Swimmers begin
1:00PM Award ceremony (1 Mile Swimmers)
3:00PM Race ends
3:45PM Awards ceremony (5K & 10K)
*Attendance at pre-race briefing is MANDATORY
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINE:
1 Mile, 5K and 10K USMS AND OEVT 18 YEARS +:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION until June 15, 2016 $75.00
REGISTRATION June 16 – July 4, 2016 $125.00
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Final mail-in entry deadline is RECEIVED (not postmarked) by 5:00PM on Friday, July 4, 2016. No Refunds will be granted due to cancellation of race due to weather and/or water conditions.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Race organizers strongly urge swimmers to register online for speed and accuracy. Online registration (with VISA or M/C only) will remain open until 11:59PM Monday, July 4, 2016. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from ClubAssistant.com. No Refunds will be granted due to cancellation of race due to weather and/or water conditions.
To comply with safety plan, race day registration will NOT be available. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Note: $10 of your entry fee will be donated to Fire Island Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Nationals Team and Regional Team
Direct inquiries to Race Director Bryan Krut via email email@example.com or mobile 516-356-5306
Online event info updates at www.openwaterswimli.com
FUNDRAISING: Please make every attempt to fundraise as we have lined up a number of great charitable causes that need your financial support! Donations are at swimmers discretion, from $5.00 to $500+. We are raising funds for the following organizations. HOSPICE Care Network Children and Family Bereavement and Fire Island Ocean Rescue. Make donation checks payable to St. Frances Sports Inc. 501C(3) NON PROFIT Organization and mail to: 7 Beechwood Court, Lake Grove, NY 11755.