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Fifth Annual - 2014 Central Illinois Open Water Swim 1.2-Miles & 2.4-Miles

Saturday, June 28, 2014

USMS Sanction: 214-W001

Central Illinois Open Water Swim

Open Water Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 9:51 AM CT on Sunday, November 29, 2015.
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Swimmer Registration Wed, February 26, 2014 12:00 AM CT Fri, June 27, 2014 12:00 PM CT

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 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: 214-W001

CIOWS 2014 Event Information

**Great Lakes Open Water Swimming Series Event** 

SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 28, 2014*
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: John Carroll 309.664.5668
Clerk of Course: Eric VanEtten
Referee: Rome Yount  309.662.3504
Aquatics Safety Coordinator: Will Koebel

RULES & SAFETY: Current USMS Open Water rules will apply. Registrant must be at least age 18-years on June 28, 2014. 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 2014 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 see course map.

Anticipated Range: 73F to 83°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 2014 USMS Registration Card . The $44.00 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, June 14, 2014, 11:59 P.M. CT

Late ONLINE Entry $50.00 Late: Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:59 A.M. CT (Noon)

Early PAPER Entry $45.00 Early: USPS postmark by Saturday, June 7, 2014
OR, received by Saturday, June 14, 2014
Late PAPER Entry $55.00 Late: USPS postmark by Thursday, June 19, 2014
OR, received by Thursday, June 26, 2014

* 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 and Caps: A CIOWS T-Shirt and/or Baseball Cap are available for $15.00 each at the time of registration. Please indicate size and quantity of T-Shirt(s) when registering online. Baseball Caps come in one size only.  A limited supply of T-Shirts only 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 2014 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 info2014@ciows.org.

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 6/27/2014.
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