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2016 USMS Two-Mile Cable Swim National Championships

Saturday, June 18, 2016

USMS Sanction : 166-W001

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Registration Schedule

It is now 2:41 AM ET on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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Swimmer Registration Sat, February 6, 2016 12:01 AM ET Wed, June 15, 2016 11:59 PM ET
This competition is limited to the first 300 entrants.
Currently there are 213 entrants.

SANCTIONING BODY: Greater Indiana LMSC (GRIN) for U.S.Masters Swimming, Inc. (#166-W001)

HOSTED BY:  Indy Aquatic Masters

EVENT DIRECTORS:  Mel Goldstein goldsteinmel@sbcglobal.net / Dean Hawks d23hawks@yahoo.com

RACE: Two-Mile Cable Swim National Championships

RACE LOCATION AND COURSE:  Eagle Creek Reservoir is a scenic reservoir located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Located on West 56th Street just off  I-465, Eagle Creek Park is an urban park that offers hiking, biking, boating and swimming, plus lovely wooded expanses. Eagle Creek Park is the 6th largest municipal park in the nation. Our Two-Mile Cable Swim Championship course is a ¼-mile length of cable on the U.S. National Rowing Course certified accurate to USMS standards.  Water temperature on this weekend in June has varied between 70 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

        6:00am         Eagle Creek Park Opens for Swimmers
        6:30am         Registration / Body Markings
        7:00am         Safety / Lifeguard / Officials Meeting
        7:30am         Pre-race Meeting on Beach
        7:45am         15 Minute Warm-Up
        8:00am         Stage First Wave
        8:15am         Start of Two-Mile Cable Swim National Championships
        Race schedule is subject to change due to conditions. Pre-race meeting and race start times are approximate     
        and may be adjusted based on the total number of entries received.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open ONLY to 2016 USMS members or foreign equivalents.  Eligibility will be automatically verified through the online entry system.

RULES:  Current 2016 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern this event.

SWIMWEAR:  Category I suits are required for the Two-Mile National Championship Swim.  See the event website or USMS Rule Book 303.7.2 regarding Category I suits.

SEEDING:  Swimmers will be staged in waves fastest to slowest by 1650-yard or 1500-meter seed time.  ‘No Time’ entries will not be accepted. Once seeding has been completed, there wil be NO CHANGES. Please enter accurate times with no adjustments.

TIME LIMIT:  Swimmers who cannot swim two miles in 1:40 should NOT enter. Swimmers on the course after the time limit may be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.

STARTS:  You will indicate if you want to swim counter clockwise or clockwise.  The course will be set up to accommodate both options.  Waves will be seeded by time (NT entries will NOT be accepted) and the number of waves for each course will be based on the number of entries.

SAFETY—OUR PRIMARY CONCERN:  Safety boats will monitor the entire course and medical personnel will be on-site.  Swimmers must wear the swim cap provided; have their race number on their arms, backs and legs; the timing chip provided for both wrists; and follow all announced safety rules without exception.   
REGISTRATION—ONLINE ONLY:  All entries MUST be received by June 15, 2016.  Due to organization & seeding needs, late or day-of-race entries will NOT be accepted.

ENTRY LIMITS:  The event is limited to the first 300 registrants.  We will maintain a waiting list in case early registrants drop out early enough to notify others. Only the first 100 entries are guaranteed a race T-shirt, unless received prior to the early registration deadline.  Early registration deadline is midnight May 20, 2016.

  • Individual Event (received by May 20): $55
  • Individual Event (received after May 20): $65
  • Relay Event (Cumulative Relay): $30

RELAYS:  Cumulative relays will be accepted for National Championship places, All-American honors, and USMS records.  Relays must be entered online listing the relay's swimmers. Relays must consist of either 3 men, 3 women, or 2 men and 2 women. Indicate your relay partner names in the relay-specific questions in online entry.  All swimmers must be entered in the individual event before relay is entered.  Relay deadline June 15, 2016.

RESULTS:  Results will be posted promptly after the race, and at www.indyaquaticmasters.com after the event.  National Championship results will be posted at www.usms.org.

RECORDS:  The Course has been surveyed and certified for distance and qualify for National Cable Swim records.  See the USMS website for current records.  Category I suits are required to be eligible for records.

AWARDS:  Awards will be given to individual swimmers in the standard USMS age groups (1st - 8th place) and relays in the standard USMS age groups (1st - 3rd place).  Championship patches to the USMS winners.

T-SHIRTS:  The first 100 entrants will receive a complimentary commemorative t-shirt. After 100 registrations are reached, swimmers may pre-order & purchase commemorative t-shirts for $16.  The deadline for ordering a commemorative t-shirt is May 20, 2016. They will not be on sale at the event.  See the Event Website for the t-shirt design.

HOT DRINKS & SNACKS:  Hot coffee and hot water for other drinks will be available before and after the swim to help keep you warm.  We will also offer modest snacks for our volunteers, many of whom are on duty long before swimmers arrive.  Swimmers may snack too, but these snacks are limited and NOT intended to serve as your breakfast or lunch. 

DIRECTIONS: (Google Maps: Eagle Creek Park, West 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN): To get to Eagle Creek Park, head to the west side of Indianapolis on I-465. Take the 56th Street West Exit off of I-465. Travel approximately ½ mile west and the park entrance will be on your right.

PARKING:  Parking fees are included in the entry fee. A parking pass will be emailed prior to the event and must be shown when entering the park.

LODGING: A block of rooms has been secured at both the Clarion Hotel and the Courtyard Northwest. Please see the Event Website for additional details.

EVENT WEBSITE: www.indyaquaticmasters.com

Event Directors:
Mel Goldstein & Dean Hawks
Safety Director:  Meg Carlson
Medical Director: Dr. Steve Hartsock

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 6/15/2016.
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