1st Annual Indy Open Water Challenge 2014

INDY Aquatic Masters Meets

Sunday, June 22, 2014

USMS Sanction : 164-W001

INDY Aquatic Masters Meets

Open Water Registration


This event is over.  Here is the next event in this series:

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 2nd Annual Indy Open Water Challenge 2015

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Mar 24, 2014
12:00 AM
Thu, Jun 19, 2014
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 500 entrants.
Currently there are 174 entrants.

At beautiful Eagle Creek Park. Indianapolis, Indiana

Sanctioning Bodies:
Greater Indiana LMSC (GRIN) for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 164-W001

Hosted by:             Indy Aquatic Masters

Event Directors:    Mel Goldstein / Dean Hawks 317-253-8289

Event Times:
6:00 a.m.      Park Opens / Set Buoys
6:30 a.m.      Check-in / Registration / Body Markings
7:00 a.m.      Safety / Lifeguards / Officials meeting
7:45 a.m.      Pre-race meeting on the beach
8:00 a.m.      15 Minute Warm up
8:20 a.m.      Stage Elite Wave
8:30 a.m.      Start Elite Waves 1-Mile & 2-Mile (<25 min mile)
8:35 a.m.      Start General Waves 1-Mile & 2-Mile (>25 min mile)
10:30 a.m.    Course Cleared/Awards / Collect Buoys
11:00 a.m.    End of event
(Pre-race meeting and race start times are approximate.)

About Eagle Creek: Eagle Creek Park is an urban park inside metropolitan Indianapolis, Indiana. It offers hiking, biking, boating and swimming, plus lovely wooded expanses throughout this largest of all the many parks in Indianapolis. Eagle Creek Park is the sixth largest municipal park in the nation.

Indy Aquatic Masters OPEN WATER COURSE FOR 2014

USMS Sanctioned race:
1-Mile          In Water start        1 loop course        beach finish
2-Mile          In Water start        2 loop course        beach finish

Water Temperature: Expected to be 70-80 degrees.

Safety: Emergency personnel on watercraft will protect the course. Medical staff will be onsite. In case of inclement weather, or any other factors that may arise, an event committee composed of the event directors, referee, and a senior member of the Local Organizing Committee may modify starting times or cancel events. There will be NO REFUNDS for cancellation of the event due to weather or water quality issues that are out of our control.

Pre-race: A pre-race meeting will take place on the beach at approximately 7:45 a.m. All participants must attend. Please refer to course map. 

Equipment: All participants will be provided with a swim cap, which must be worn during the race. Wetsuits are permitted, but results will not be included in award determinations. Support craft other than designated event craft are not permitted. Persons allergic to latex should plan to wear a silicone cap beneath their race cap.

Check-In: Check-in will take place at the Eagle Creek Shelter prior to the pre-race meeting. Racing chips will be issued to all competitors. Please note that racing chips must be worn on your ankle when crossing the finish line in order for your time to be properly recorded. If you carry your chip in your hand, or any place other than your ankle, the equipment will not detect your finish time, and as a result, you will not receive a time or place.

Rules: Current 2014 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern the event. Final results will be posted by age group, gender, distance, and wetsuit or non-wetsuit.

Eligibility: The race is open to all registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming. One-event forms must be completed by anyone not currently registered with U.S. Masters Swimming and waiver release signed.

Time Limit: Maximum time permitted to complete the race is 2 hours. Swimmers still in the water after 2 hours will be notified that the race is over and asked to leave the water. Results will show their time as DNF (did not finish).

Age: The age of the swimmer on the day of the swim will determine the age group.

Entries: Only first 500 entries accepted. Online entries will be accepted until Thursday, June 19, 2014, or until event limit is reached. NO RACE DAY ENTRIES. Only the first 100 entries are guaranteed a race T-shirt, unless received prior to the early registration deadline. Early registration entry deadline is midnight, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Entries will be accepted by Club Assistant at clubassistant.com

Results: Results will be posted at the Eagle Creek Shelter/awards area immediately following the completion and online at IndyAquaticMasters.com.

Registration Fees:

  • Early $50 (up to midnight Thursday, May 29, 2014) includes limited edition t-shirt
  • Late  $65 (May 30th to midnight June 19, 2014) includes event t-shirt if still available

Scoring: No team scores will be kept.

Awards: Awards will be given to the 3 places, male and female, for each distance. All participants who finish will be awarded a finisher medal.

Presentation: Eagle Creek gazebo located near the wooded picnic area. Post-race food and beverages provided by Indy Aquatic Masters.

Race Referee: Lucy Duncan
Race Marshall: Dean Hawks
Safety Director: Bill Roach
Medical Director: Steve Hartsock

Directions: 56th Street West Exit off of I 465 , travel approximately ½ mile West, the park will be on your right.

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "Indy Aquatic Masters Inc.."

Online Registration closed on 6/19/2014.
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