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2017 Last Gasp of Summer

Saturday, September 23, 2017

USMS Sanction: 367-W004

Blue Wave Aquatics Meets

Open Water Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 11:07 AM PT on Friday, August 18, 2017.
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Swimmer Registration Thu, June 29, 2017 01:00 AM PT Thu, September 21, 2017 11:59 PM PT
This competition is limited to the first 300 entrants.
Currently there are 41 entrants.
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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: USMS Sprint Distance Open Water Championship One Mile, One Mile Wetsuit, One Mile No-Wetsuit, One Mile Julie Montiel Fun Swim, Two Mile Wetsuit, Two Mile No-Wetsuit. If you swim the Sprint Distance you may swim one of the other events for no additional charge.
USMS SPRINT DISTANCE OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIP, 1 MILE

CHECK-IN:  Sprint Distance check-in is 7:30 AM. Check-in for all other events is 9:00 AM.
TIMELINE:

7:30 am                     Check-in opens
8:30 am                     MANDATORY Safety Meeting
8:45 am                     Chip check-in and warmups
9:00 am                     START Sprint Distance

TIME LIMIT: The course will be swept at 50 minutes. Swimmers who cannot swim one mile in 50 minutes should not sign up for the Sprint Distance.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 2017 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.
REGISTRATION: Online registration only, no paper entries. USMS membership is available during the online registration process. No day of race entries, no USMS one day membership allowed. Online registration closes 11:59 pm PDT on Thursday, September 21st or sooner if the race is sold out.
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).
AWARDS: Top six place winners in each age group will receive a national championship medal or other appropriate award approved by the Long Distance Committee chair.
APPAREL / MERCHANDISE: See pictures at the bottom of the page or go to http://www.lastgaspofsummer.com/Merchandise.aspx
NOTES: When you register for the Sprint Distance you may register for the One mile (wetsuit or no-wetsuit), Two mile (wetsuit or no-wetsuit) or the Julie Montiel Fun Swim for no additional charge. Please register for both events at the same time - if you decide to enter the second race later registration fees will apply.
ONE MILE, TWO MILE AND JULIE MONTIEL ONE MILE FUN SWIM

TIMELINE: One and Two Mile Events (please note USA events are listed in the timeline)
9:00 am                      Registration and check-in opens
10:15 am                    MANDATORY Safety Meeting
10:40 am                    Check check-in and warmups
11:00 am                    START USA 2 Mile
11:05 am                    START USMS 2 Mile
11:10 am                    START USA 1 Mile
11:15 am                    START USMS 1 Mile
11:20 am                    START USMS 1 Mile Julie Montiel Fun Swim
                                     START USA 500 Meter when the course is cleared

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 2017 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 $10 USMS one day membership fee.
REGISTRATION: Online registration only, no paper entries. USMS membership is available during the online registration process. Paper entries are allowed for day of race only.
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 THE JULIE MONTIEL FUN SWIM: Fins, snorkels, masks and safety buoys are allowed. Hand paddles are NOT allowed. The swim will be timed but is not an offical USMS swim and your times will not be eligible for submission. Wetsuits are of course allowed.
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.
APPAREL / MERCHANDISE: See pictures at the bottom of the page or go to http://www.lastgaspofsummer.com/Merchandise.aspx
ALL EVENTS

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:  http://www.LastGaspofSummer.com/safety.aspx
TIMING: Timing for this event will be provided by BUDU Racing.
ENTRY FEES:
$60 – Early entry before Sept 1
$70 – Sept 1 thru Sept 21st
$80 – Sept 23rd (Day of Race) – 1 and 2 Mile Swims ONLY, NO Sprint Distance
$10 – USMS One Day Membership Fee  (see eligibility) - 1 and 2 Mile ONLY, NO Sprint Distance

SPRINT DISTANCE | SECOND EVENT: When you register for the Sprint Distance you may register for the One mile (wetsuit or no-wetsuit), Two mile (wetsuit or no-wetsuit) or the Julie Montiel Fun Swim for no additional charge. Please register for both events at the same time - if you decide to enter the second race later registration fees will apply.
Online open water registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Online registration opens on Thursday, June 29th  and closes at 11:59 pm PDT on Thursday, September 21st or SOONER if race has sold out. Maximum athletes for the Sprint Distance is 300. Maximum athletes for the other events is 300.
ONLINE ENTRY: To register online go to https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1449&smid=8976
RESULTS: Posted onsite after the race. Available online within a few hours on website http://www.LastGaspofSummer.com/results.aspx.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Block rooms are available at Hampton Inn & Suites and Fairfield Inn Marriott Seattle Airport. Details are available on our ACCOMMODATIONS page.
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 www.lastgaspofsummer.com or contact Wendy Neely at wendy@bluewave-aquatics.com.

RACE DIRECTOR: Mike Murphy lastgaspofsummer@BlueWave-Aquatics.com or call 205-316-0234
REGISTRAR: Angela Turley,  Registrar@BlueWave-Aquatics.com or call 253-797-4920
LINKS:  More information available at http://www.LastGaspofSummer.com

APPAREL / MERCHANDISE: Memorialize your swim with a t-shirt, sweatshirt or other merchanidse seen below. Apparel and merchandise can be ordered during registration. Pre-Order your merchandise when you register for the event. Pre-orders will close September 1st. We will have a limited amount of merchandise for sale at the event.


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