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Saturday, September 17, 2016

USMS Sanction : 366-W004

Blue Wave Aquatics Meets

Open Water Registration


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Thu, Sep 15, 2016
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 300 entrants.
Currently there are 98 entrants.

2016 Last Gasp of Summer Open Water Swim
One and Two Mile Events
Saturday September 17th, 2016

2016 Last Gasp of SummerSanctioned by PNA for USMS Inc. # 366-W004
Hosted by: Blue Wave Aquatics

Come swim the 2017 USMS Open Water Nationals swim this year at the LAST GASP OF SUMMER!
This year we will be offering an Elite swim with all of the USMS Open Water National requirements to prepare for next year’s event.

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.

CHECK-IN: Elite Mile check-in will open at 8:00 am. 1 and 2 Mile check-in will open at 8:30 am. No late check-ins will be allowed.

8:00 am                     Registration opens
8:30 am                     Safety Meeting
8:45 am                     Chip check-in and warmups
9:00 am                     START Elite Mile Swim

8:30 am                     Registration opens
9:45 am                     MANDATORY Safety Meeting
10:10 am                   Chip check-in and warmups
10:30 am                   START USA 2 Mile Swim
10:35 am                   START USMS 2 Mile Swim
10:40 am                   START USA 1 Mile Swim
10:45 am                   START USMS 1 Mile Swim
11:30 am                   START USA 500 Meter swim at the
                                    Conclusion of the 2 Mile Swim

TIME LIMIT: Swimmers who cannot swim 1 Mile in 30 minutes should not sign up for the ‘Elite Mile’ Swim.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 2016 registered Masters swimmers (USMS or MSC) 18 and above as of Sept 17th, 2016. Competitors not registered may sign up for a $10 One-Event USMS registration. Non-PNA USMS registered swimmers must submit a copy of their 2016 registration card to the race registrar.

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.). Elite 1 Mile Swim – no wetsuits allowed.

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.

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 man and woman in each event.

$65 – Early entry before Sept 1
$70 – Sept 1 thru Sept 15th
$80 – Sept 17 (Day of Race) – 1 and 2 Mile Swims ONLY
$22 – One-Event USMS registration (see eligibility)

If you swim one event, pay regular price. If you swim two events (Elite 1 Mile and either the 1 or 2 Mile), $20.00 extra.
Online open water registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Online registration opens on Wednesday,June 22nd and closes at 11:59 pm PDT on Thursday, September 15th or SOONER if race has sold out. Maximum 300 swimmers

ONLINE ENTRY: To register online go to

PAPER ENTRIES: 1 and 2 Mile Swims day of the race only. No Elite 1 Mile Swim day of race entries allowed.

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.  Plenty of free parking.

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.

RACE DIRECTOR: Mike Murphy, 205-316-0234

REGISTRAR: Angela Turley, 253-797-4920


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

Online Registration closed on 9/15/2016.

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