2013 Central Illinois Open Water Swim 1.2-Miles & 2.4-Miles


Saturday, August 3, 2013

USMS Sanction : 213-W001

Central Illinois Masters Swim Team Meets

Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

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Saturday, August 3, 2013, 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), Inc.
USMS Sanction Number: 213-W001

CIOWS 2013 Event Information

**Great Lakes Open Water Swimming Series Event** 

SCHEDULE: Saturday, August 3, 2013*
7:00 A.M. Start Registration Check-In, Packet Pick-up, Body Marking 
8:00 A.M. Warmup Start
8:30 A.M. Close Warmup, Registration Check-In, Packet Pick-up, 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)

EVENT HOST: Central Illinois Masters Swim Team, Inc. (CIMST) www.cimst.org

FACILITY/VENUE HOST: McLean County Department of Parks & Recreation  www.mcleancountyil.gov

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

Director: Erik VanEtten 309.824.0398
Clerk of Course: Megan Bachman
Referee: Lyn Landon  309.827.6960
Aquatics Safety Coordinator: Becky Dailey

RULES & SAFETY: Current USMS Open Water rules will apply. Registrant must be at least age 18-years on August 3, 2013. USMS registration is required of all participants. All participants are required to wear the event supplied brightly colored swim caps for safety reasons. View USMS Open Water rules here .

CHECK-IN: Starts at 7:00 A.M. and closes at 8:30 A.M. . Your 2013 USMS Membership Card and photo identification are required at check-in. .

COURSE BRIEFING: 8:35 A.M. REQUIRED for ALL participants. 

COURSE: Rectangular 1.2-Mile loop course marked by buoys, lifeguards, rowboats, rescue boards, and kayaks, officials, and/or other safety resources. In-water start, swim counter-clockwise around orange 8-foot tetrahedron turn buoy marks (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.  Click here to go directly to the course map.

Anticipated Range: 77°F to 84°F.
Water temperature updates will be available at www.ciows.org .

WETSUITS: Wetsuits may be allowed at the discretion of the CIOWS Event Director when the Evergreen Lake water temperature is NOT greater than 78°F.

USMS/ILMSA MEMBER ONLINE REGISTRATION: Online CIOWS entry registration begins with USMS membership verification and purchase availability. You must bring your 2013 USMS Registration Card . The $40.00 cost for USMS/ILMSA membership is in addition to your event entry fee. One Event (OEVT) membership to USMS is available for $12. The OEVT fee is in addition to your entry fee.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Online registration entry provides immediate entry confirmation and email receipt.  When paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events." 


ENTRY FEE* DEADLINE (Received by)**
Early ONLINE Entry $40.00 Early: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 11:59 P.M. CT

Late ONLINE Entry $50.00 Late: Friday, August 2, 2013, 11:59 A.M. CT (Noon)

Early PAPER Entry $45.00 Early: USPS postmark by Saturday, July 13, 2013 
OR, received by Saturday, July 20, 2013
Late PAPER Entry $55.00 Late: USPS postmark by Thursday, July 25, 2013 
OR, received by Thursday, August 1, 2013

* CIOWS entry fee does not include USMS/ILMSA Member or OEVT registration fee.
** All times are Central Time (CT)

 Event may be delayed or cancelled due to extreme weather, other emergency, and/or as determined by the CIOWS Event Director, Facility/Venue Host, Safety Officials, and/or Event Referee.

T-SHIRTS: A CIOWS T-Shirt is available for $15.00 at the time of registration. Please indicate size and quantity when registering online. A limited supply of these shirts may be purchased at the event for $15.00.  

RESULTS: Provided by It's Race Time.  Results will be posted at www.Itsracetime.com and at www.ciows.org.  There is a $25 fee for failing to return the timing chip. 

AWARDS: Non-wetsuit distance competitions: Awards will be presented to:
Overall top 3 Men and top 3 Women place finishers.
First place finisher in each Men and Women age group division.
If wetsuits distance competitions are allowed: Awards will be presented only to the overall top 3 Men and top 3 Women place finishers.

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.  

SPONSORS: Please visit and support our CIOWS 2013 sponsors at www.CIOWS.org.

HOTELS:  The following hotels have arranged for special rates for the CIOWS event:

Americas  Best Value Inn (formerly Best Western University Inn)
6 Traders Circle
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-454-4070

Courtyard by Marriott
310 A. Greenbriar Drive
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-1166

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.

QUESTIONS: See www.CIOWS.org or E-Mail Info2013@CIOWS.org.

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Online Registration closed on 8/2/2013.