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2017 Greater Indiana Masters Open Water Championships (5k)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

USMS Sanction : 167-W003

Noblesville Adult Swim Team

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Swimmer Registration Mon, August 7, 2017 12:00 AM PT Mon, September 11, 2017 11:59 PM PT

Hosted by: Noblesville Adult Swim Team (NAST) & The Friends of Central Pool (FOCP)

Sanctioned by: Greater Indiana Masters Swimming for USMS,

EVENT: 5k Solo Open Water Championships (Time Limit 2 hours)

COURSE: The course consists of 4 loops of a 1250 meter quadrangular course swum in a clockwise manner. The venue is Morse Park and Beach, a public park and beach on Morse Reservoir. The average reservoir temperature in mid-September is about 75 degrees F, but water temperature can vary significantly from the low 70’s to the low 80s. The course will be marked with a green start buoy and three (3) yellow turn buoys along with intermediate orange buoys.

Swimmers shall swim in a clockwise direction, keeping buoys on their right. The event is planned to start in the water and finish on the beach. The course will be closed after 2 hours. Swimmers failing to complete the course in the allotted time may be asked to exit the water. The Meet Referee (with approval of the Event Director and the Safety Director) may allow a swimmer to finish the race after the allotted time limit if safety officials are able to escort the swimmer to a safe and secure finish in a timely manner. In the case of bad weather or other hazardous conditions or events out of the control of the Event Director, the entire event may be delayed, abbreviated, interrupted, abandoned or cancelled. No refunds will be provided.

LOCATION AND FACILITY: Morse Park & Beach locaated at19777 Morse Park Lane, Noblesville, IN 46060, is a public beach at a county park. Please car pool to the venue if possible as there will be many age group swimmers participating in separate championships.

Saturday, September 16, 2017. All times are estimated
  • 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM Pre-Race Check-In and body marking.
  • 7:00 AM (at Day Break) Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting.
  • 7:10 AM (Elite Wave Start) Estimated Finish less than 70 minutes (1 hour, 10 min).
  • 7:12 AM All Others Start (Multiple waves may be added depending on number of swimmers).
  • 9:10 AM Course closes 2 hours after event start. Awards soon after.

ELIGIBILITY: This is a USMS-sanctioned event and all participants must be registered for 2017 with USMS (or the equivalent FINA organization for foreign swimmers). Please present a copy of your 2017 USMS card.To renew or join USMS online, visit www.usms.org/reg/

  • Online Registrations accepted until 11:59 PM, EDT, Monday, September 11, 2017.
  • Race day paper entries may be available at the discretion of the Event Director

Entry Fees: : All entrants who register online will receive a commemorative T-shirt and swag bag with merchant samples, and post-race snacks.

  • Online Registration Fee: $55 – by September 11, 2017 11:59 PM.
  • Race Day Registration Fee, if available (see above) $65. Swag bag & T-shirt not guaranteed.

RULES: Current 2017 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern this event. Only Category I swimwear is allowed (www.usms.org/rules/part 3.pdf, Rules 303.7.1 & 303.7.2). Wetsuits may be worn if temperatures permit, but results will not be included in the championship results.

SAFETY: Our Primary Concern. Safety boats and lifeguards in kayaks, on paddleboards and on wave runners will monitor the course. Swimmers must start with a race cap and have their assigned numbers on their back (shoulder blades). Emergency Medical Services will be on site. A swimmer who abandons the swim must alert the Referee or other Official immediately.

SEEDING: 5K Elite swimmers (seed time < 70 minutes will start first). The Event Director reserves the right to change seeding.

TIMING: Electronic timing will be used. Each swimmer will wear an electronic timing chip to automatically record their time. Timing chip must be returned or an outrageous charge will be assessed to the swimmer. Ensure that your chip is secure. Electronic Back-up timing will be recorded as swimmers cross the finish line. Manual backup timing will also be utilized. Video recordings of start and finish will be used.

AGE GROUPS (by gender): 18-24, 25-29, 30-34 … (five-year age groups as necessary)

AWARDS: Indiana Championship medals will be given to age group winners in 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd places). Awards will be made as soon as possible at the conclusion of the event.

LODGING: Several hotels can be found within 8 miles of the race. Please visit http://www.grinswim.org/2017OWC/ for more information.

AIRPORT: Indianapolis (IND), approximately 60 minutes by car.

EVENT DIRECTOR: Dick Sidner, 1510 Persimmon Place, Noblesville, IN 46062. Email: dsidner@gmail.com
Phone (317) 695-9885, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Eastern time, only. Email is preferred.

While in Noblesville, you’ll find lots to see & do! For tourist information, visit the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau web site https://www.visithamiltoncounty.com/. A history buff’s haven, Noblesville delights with a historic courthouse & quaint brick-lined streets. The Courthouse and business district are on the National Register of Historic Places. In Forest Park you can visit the Train Museum, the 1871 covered ‘Potters Bridge,’ a carousel, and the Forest Park Aquatic Center (operated by the Not-For-Profit, The Friends of Central Pool Inc.).

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Online Registration closed on 9/11/2017.
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