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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2019 Last Gasp of Summer Open Water Swim

2018 Last Gasp of Summer Open Water Swim

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Blue Wave Aquatics Meets

Open Water Registration

BWAQ Meets

Registration Schedule

It is now 7:54 AM PT Time on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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Swimmer Registration Sun, Jul 15, 2018
01:00 AM
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 300 entrants.
Currently there are 99 entrants.

Sanctioned by PNA for USMS _____-_____
Hosted by: Blue Wave Aquatics

LOCATION: Angle Lake Park 19408 International Blvd, Seatac, WA 98148

COURSE: The course is a rectangular course. One mile swimmers swim one lap two mile swimmers swim two laps. The lake temperature averages in the high 60’s in mid-September.

EVENTS: One Mile Wetsuit, One Mile No-Wetsuit,  Julie Montiel Fun Swim, Two Mile Wetsuit, Two Mile No-Wetsuit.

MERCHANDISE: Last Gasp of Summer T-shirts will be for sale during registration. $20 S, M, L, XL $22 2XL, 3XL

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 2018 registered Masters swimmers (USMS or FINA). The eligibility of a swimmer shall be determined by the age of the swimmer on Dec 31st of the year of competition, except for 18 year olds, who must be 18 on the day that they swim. USMS membership is available during the online registration process. Competitors not registered may sign up for a $22 USMS one day membership fee.

REGISTRATION: Online registration only, paper entries allowed day of race only. USMS membership is available during the online registration process. Online registration opens on Sunday, July 15th and closes at 11:59 pm PDT on Thursday, September 13th or SOONER if race has sold out. 

$60 – Early entry before Sept 1
$70 – Sept 1 thru Sept 13th
$80 – Sept 15th (Day of Race)
$22 – USMS One Day Membership Fee  (see eligibility) 

ONLINE ENTRY: To register online go to

REFUNDS: There will be NO refunds. If the race must be cancelled due to adverse conditions, dangerous waters, or other safety decision or act of God. Online entries are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

MAXIMUM ENTRIES: 300 swimmers

RULES: Current USMS rules will govern this event. No wetsuits allowed, no additional devices to help speed, pace, buoyancy, or endurance are allowed (such as webbed gloves, fins, snorkels, etc).

TIMELINE: One and Two Mile Events (please note USA events are listed in the timeline)

8:30 am                      Registration and check-in opens
9:30 am                      MANDATORY Safety Meeting
9:40 am                      Chip check-in and warmups
10:00 am                    START USA 2 Mile
10:05 am                    START USMS 2 Mile
10:10 am                    START USA 1 Mile
10:15 am                    START USMS 1 Mile
10:20 am                    START Julie Montiel Fun Swim
11:00 am                    START USA 500 Meter when the course is cleared

RULES: Current USMS rules will govern this event. The use of neoprene wet suits or other nonporous attire is allowed. No additional devices to help speed, pace, buoyancy, or endurance are allowed (such as webbed gloves, fins, snorkels, etc.).

RULES FOR JULIE MONTIEL FUN SWIM: Fins, snorkels, masks and safety buoys allowed. Hand paddles NOT ALLOWED. This swim is not an official USMS time swim and your times will not be eligible for submission. 

AWARDS: Participation gift for all swimmers.  1st place award to top men and women finishers in each age group in each event (1 mile no wetsuit, 1 mile wetsuit, 2 mile no wetsuit and 2 mile wetsuit). Overall award to the fastest man and woman in each event.

SAFETY: The course will be marked with large buoys. Fire Dept. power boat, kayaks and lifeguards will be located along the course.  Swimmers must wear the swim caps furnished at check-in.  A mandatory safety meeting will be held before the event start. More at:

TIMING: Timing for this event will be provided by BUDU Racing.

RESULTS: Posted onsite after the race. Available online within a few hours on website

DIRECTIONS: From  I-5: Take the South 188th St exit (#152); drive west 1 mile; turn left onto International Blvd (aka Pacific Highway South); drive south .5 miles; turn left on South 195th St into the park.  Parking is limited at Angle Lake Park. Free parking is available at Angle Lake Light Rail Station at 19955 28th Ave South SeaTac. It is a 10 minute walk to Angle Lake Park.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Angle Lake is an L shaped community lake in the heart of Seatac, about 1 mile south of Seatac Airport. The park has a large beach and picnic area. Restrooms and changing areas are available. Picnic lunch will be free to all swimmers after the race. Family members and friends are welcome, donations accepted.

BRING YOUR USA SWIMMERS! More information is available at or contact Wendy Neely at

RACE DIRECTOR: Eric Durban or call 206-423-8043
REGISTRAR: Angela Turley, or call 253-797-4920
LINKS:  More information available at

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."

Online Registration closed on 9/13/2018.

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