|Swimmer Registration||Sat, Feb 1, 2020 12:00 AM||Thu, May 7, 2020 11:59 AM|
The 2020 Central Illinois Open Water Swim (CIOWS) is CANCELLED - Due to COVID-19 restrictions, CIOWS has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled in 2020. The state's "Restore Illinois" guidelines make it unlikely any event in excess of 50 participants can be held this year. Full refunds of registration fees will be processed by May 15. We hope to hold the event again in June 2021.
Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 9:00 A.M. CT
Evergreen Lake • Comlara Park • Hudson, Illinois • 1.2 Miles & 2.4 Miles
Sanctioned by Illinois Masters Swimming Association (ILMSA) for United States Masters Swimming (USMS)
CIOWS 2020 Event Information
SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 27, 2020*
7:00 A.M. Start Registration Check-In and Body Marking
8:00 A.M. Warmup Start
8:30 A.M. Close Warmup, Registration Check-In and Body Marking
8:35 A.M. Required Pre-Race Course Briefing [at swim start/beach area]
9:00 A.M. Wave 1: 2.4-Miles [In-Water Start]
9:10 A.M. Wave 2: 1.2-Miles [In-Water Start]
11:15 A.M. Recognition
* All times are Central Time (CT)
VENUE LOCATION: Evergreen Lake at Comlara Park
13001 Recreation Area Drive, Hudson, Illinois 61748
North 8-miles on Interstate 39 (from Bloomington/Normal, IL and Interstates I-74 & I-55)
Exit I-39 at Exit 8
1.3-miles West on McLean County Hwy 8 (E 2500N) to McLean County Highway 33 (N 1275E)
0.5-mile South on McLean County Hwy 33 (N 1275E) to Recreation Area Drive
West onto Recreation Area Drive 0.5-mile to PARKING and REGISTRATION CHECK-IN
Event Director: John Carroll 309-830-6597
Referee: Rome Yount
Lifeguard & Kayak Supervisors: Jori Cooper & Patti Koranda
Fire Chief: Jeff Thomas, EMP-P
Medical Officer: Steve Modine, EMT-P
RULES & SAFETY: Current USMS Open Water rules will apply. Under USMS Open Water rules, your age is determined as of December 31, 2020, except that you must be at least age 18-years old on June 27, 2020. USMS registration is required of all participants. All participants are required to wear the event supplied brightly colored swim cap and have their body marked with registration number for safety reasons. For non-wetsuit competitions, swimmers shall wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials and not contain clasps or zippers. For both men and women, the swimsuit shall not cover the neck and shall not extend past the shoulder nor below the ankles. View USMS Open Water rules here.
CHECK-IN: Starts at 7:00 A.M. and closes at 8:30 A.M. CT. For safety reasons no one will be allowed to swim without positive check-in before 8:30 A.M. CT - no exceptions. Your 2020 USMS Membership Card and photo identification are required at check-in - registrations are not transferable.
COURSE BRIEFING: 8:35 A.M. CT REQUIRED for ALL participants.
COURSE: Triangular 1.2 Mile loop course marked by buoys, lifeguards on rescue boards, rowboats, kayaks, officials, and other safety resources. In-water start, swim counter-clockwise around three orange 8-foot tetrahedron turn buoys (with red guide buoys on straight-aways), exit water with brief run on beach sand, and through finish chute. Course is subject to change if event day conditions warrant. Please note that a cool down swim in the lake is not available following completion of swimming.
EVERGREEN LAKE WATER AND AIR TEMPERATURE:
Anticipated water temperature range: 73 to 83°F.
Anticipated air temperature range: 75 to 80°F.
Water and air temperature updates will be e-mailed to registrants periodically during the weeks/days leading to the event.
WETSUITS: Based on conditions at race time and the descretion of the CIOWS Director, wetsuits may be allowed when the Evergreen Lake water temperature is below 78°F. If 78°F or higher - no wetsuits - no exceptions.
USMS/ILMSA MEMBER ONLINE REGISTRATION: Online CIOWS entry registration begins with USMS membership verification and purchase availability. You must bring your 2020 USMS Registration Card. The $60.00 cost for USMS/ILMSA membership is in addition to your event entry fee. One Event (OEVT) membership to USMS is available for $20. The OEVT fee is in addition to your entry fee.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Online registration entry provides immediate entry confirmation and e-mail receipt. Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Early Entry $45.00: Received by 11:59 P.M. CT Saturday, June 13, 2020.
Late Entry $55.00: Received by 11:59 A.M. (noon) CT Friday, June 26, 2020.
* CIOWS entry fee does not include USMS/ILMSA Member or OEVT registration fee.
NO TRANSFERS. NO DEFERRALS. NO REFUNDS. Event may be delayed or cancelled due to water temperature below 66°F or above 87.8°F, extreme weather, other emergency, or as determined by the CIOWS Director, Venue Host, Safety Officials, or CIOWS Referee.
T-Shirts: CIOWS 10th AnniversaryT-Shirts are available for $15.00 at the time of registration. Two colors are available: white & lime green (see pictures to the right). Shirts ordered by 11:59 p.m. CT on June 17, 2020, will be available for pick up at check-in. If ordered after that date, they may not be available at check-in and may require mailing with a small shipping charge added. T-Shirts will be sold on the day of the event for $20.
AWARDS: Non-wetsuit distance competitions - Overall top 3 Men and top 3 Women place finishers.
Non-wetsuit distance competitions - First place finisher in each Men's and Women's age group division.
Wetsuit distance competitions (if allowed) - Awards only to the first place finishers Men and Women.
PARKING: Free parking is available in the gravel lots located next to the registration tent.
FOOD: Plenty of food and drink will be available for race participants and volunteers. No alcohol allowed.
CAMPING: Campsites are available in the Main Recreation Area of Comlara Park. Call 309-434-6770 for reservations and fee information. Please indicate that you are with the CIOWS Event.
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."