Location: At beautiful Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Indiana
Sanctioning Body: Greater Indiana LMSC (GRIN) for USMS, Inc.
Hosted by: Indy Aquatic Masters
Event Directors: Mel Goldstein 317-313-1378 / Dean Hawks 317-253-8289
6:00a Park Opens / Set Buoys
6:30a Check-in / Registration / Body Markings
7:00a Safety / Lifeguards / Officials meeting
7:45a Pre-race meeting on the beach
8:15a 15 Minute Warm up
8:40a Stage Elite Wave 8:45a Start Elite Waves 1-Mile & 2-Mile (<25 min mile)
8:50a Start General Waves 1-Mile & 2-Mile (>25 min mile)
10:30a Course Cleared / Awards / Collect Buoys
11:00a. End of event
Note: Pre-race meeting and race start times are approximate.
Venue: 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 2017
1-Mile In Water start 1 loop course Beach finish
2-Mile In Water start 2 loop course Beach finish
ADDITIONAL RACE DETAILS INFORMATION AND FACTS
Water Temperature: Expected to be 70-80 degrees.
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 of their arms, backs, and legs; wear the timing chips provided for both wrists; and follow all announced safety rules and procedures without exception. 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.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 2017 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern the event.
Eligibility: The meet is open to anyone 18 and older. All entrants must be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming or a member of a FINA-recognized National governing body. One-event forms must be completed by anyone not currently registered with U.S. Masters Swimming and the 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 Groups: The age of the swimmer on the day of the swim will determine the age group. Age categories are 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.The age of the swimmer on the day of the swim will determine the age group.
Entry Limit: The event is limited to the first 500 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 entries are received prior to the early registration deadline. The early registration deadline is Tuesday, April 11, at 11:59 PM EDT.
Entries: Online registration through Club Assistant. Online entries will be accepted until Tuesday, June 13 at 11:59pm EDT, or until event limit is reached. There will be 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 Tuesday, April 11, at 11:59pm EDT.
Swimmers may also register in person at any Runners Forum location. Entries completed in a Runners Forum store will receive $10 off the entry fee. All entries MUST be received by Tuesday, June 13 at 11:59pm EDT. For assistance completing your online registration, please contact Karen Gernert (317-340-1001 / email@example.com).
Early $50 (up to midnight Tuesday, April 11)
Late $65 (Wednesday, April 12 to 11:59 EDT on Tuesday, June 13)
Swimmers may also register in person at any Runners Forum location. Entries completed in a Runners Forum store will receive $10 off the entry fee.
Seeding: Swimmers will be staged in waves fastest to slowest by 1650-yard or 1500-meter seed times. “No Time” entries will not be accepted. Once seeding has been completed, there can be NO CHANGES. Please enter accurate times with no adjustments.
Results: Results will be posted at the Eagle Creek Shelter / Awards area immediately following the completion and on the Indy Aquatic Masters website.
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.
Awards Presentation: Eagle Creek gazebo located near the wooded picnic area. Post-race food and beverages provided by Indy Aquatic Masters.
T-Shirts: Complimentary commemorative t-shirts will be given to the first 100 entrants. Once 100 entries are received, swimmers will be able to pre-order their commemorative t-shirts. A limited quantity will also be on sale at the event.
Hot Drinks & Snacks: Hot coffee will be available before and after the swim to help you keep 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. Parking passes will be emailed to participants and volunteers prior to the event.
EVENT PERSONNEL: Event Directors: Mel Goldstein & Dean Hawks Race Referee: Lucy Duncan Race Marshall: Dean Hawks Safety Director: Meg Carlson Medical Director: Steve Hartsock