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Chicago Masters' Big Shoulders 2011 Open Water Swim Classic

Saturday, September 10, 2011

USMS Sanction: 211-001W

Big Shoulders 5K and 2.5K

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ANNOUNCEMENT 8/2/2011:

Big Shoulders 2011 has sold out!  We hit our maximum of 1000 on 8/2/2011, and will not accept any additional mail-in or online registrations.  There is no waitlist available
.
 
If you are currently registered for Big Shoulders 2011, we will soon post a psyche sheet to allow you to 
verify your name, USMS number, age, distance you are swimming, and whether you will wear a wetsuit to race.  Note, if you wish to make any changes (i.e. swich distance or change to wetsuit division), you must send an email to bigshoulders2011@yahoo.com by midnight on September 3, 2011.  Otherwise, you will be entered as you registered, and if you attempt to swim a different distance or decide to wear a wetsuit, you will be disqualified

****USMS H2Open Series Event****

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:00 a.m. at Ohio Street Beach, Chicago
Sanctioned by Illinois Masters Swimming Association for USMS, Inc. (#211-001W)

TIME
: 8:00 A.M. start for first wave of 5K Swim; 8:20 A.M. start for first wave of 2.5K Swim. Checkin for both events begins at 6:30 A.M. Course Briefing at 7:40 A.M. Waves seeded by time for 1st heat, then by age and distance.

COURSE/TIMING
: Triangular 2.5K course; marked both by buoys and lifeguards in row boats. Swimmers start in the water, and finish with a run up the beach. Water temps have varied between 63-80°F. Chip timing system used ($25 fee for failing to return Chip).

PARKING
: Discounted Parking is available at Navy Pier. Bring your parking stub to the registration table for a validation stamp.

QUESTIONS
? Check out www.bigshoulders.org, call Scott at 630-408-8884, or email Chris at bigshoulders2011@yahoo.com

USMS REGISTRATION
: You must be a USMS member (or international equivalent) to compete in Big Shoulders. Online race registration begins with USMS membership verification. Cost for an annual membership is $38.00, or a reduced fee after Sept. 1, 2011 ($28.00). Starting on March 15, 2011, One Event Registration will be available for $15. USMS registration forms are available at www.clubassistant.com/club/usms.cfm.

RACE DAY ENTRIES
: Race Day Entries are no longer available. Race has sold out the past 2 years. There will be no exceptions, no waitlist, no transfers and no crying.

RULES
: All swimmers are required to wear the supplied fluorescent swim caps for safety reasons. Current USMS rules will apply.

ENTRY LIMIT/FEE
: Registration will close when entries reach 1000 total. There will be no waitlist. Fee is:
$60.00 if received by 6/30/2011;
$70.00 from 7/1/2011 to 8/1/2011;
$80.00 after 8/1/2011.
NOTE – Registration fee does not include USMS registration fees.
NO REFUNDS/TRANSFERS/DEFERRALS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY REASON!
All participants will receive a goody bag at the race, which in past years has included water bottles, swimming products, etc.

T-SHIRTS
: One high quality collectible shirt is included with entry fee! Extra shirts may be purchased for an additional $15.00. Please indicate size and quantity on reverse side.

WETSUITS
: Swimmers wearing wetsuits are welcome to register in the Wetsuit Division, but may be started in a different wave and will not be tabulated with the age group swimmers who do not wear wetsuits. However, swimmers wearing any suits approved by USMS will be permitted to swim and be tabulated with the age group swimmers.  Note - USMS joined USA and FINA in banning use of the full body "speed suits."   If you want to wear one of these banned suits - you must swim in the wetsuit division.

AWARDS & RESULTS
: Each finisher will receive a finisher’s medal. Results will be posted on the internet at www.bigshoulders.org. Wetsuit swimmers are scored for top three male and female overall.

LODGING
: Big Shoulders makes arrangements with local hotels to obtain group rates. Check out www.bigshoulders.org for more information on discounted places to stay near the event.

Registration begins at 6:30 A.M., and the race starts at 8:00 A.M. sharp! Race begins at Ohio Street Beach. To access Ohio Street Beach, exit Lake Shore Drive from either north or south at the Grand/Illinois exit and head east towards the lake. Park at Navy Pier.  One lap around the course is 2.5k, two laps is 5k. Course is subject to change depending upon race day conditions.

ANNOUNCEMENT 8/2/2011:

Big Shoulders 2011 has sold out!  We hit our maximum of 1000 on 8/2/2011, and will not accept any additional mail-in or online registrations.  There is no waitlist available
.
 
If you are currently registered for Big Shoulders 2011, we will soon post a psyche sheet to allow you to 
verify your name, USMS number, age, distance you are swimming, and whether you will wear a wetsuit to race.  Note, if you wish to make any changes (i.e. swich distance or change to wetsuit division), you must send an email to bigshoulders2011@yahoo.com by midnight on September 3, 2011.  Otherwise, you will be entered as you registered, and if you attempt to swim a different distance or decide to wear a wetsuit, you will be disqualified.

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 8/2/2011.
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