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11th Annual Betsy Owens Memorial Lake Swims: One Mile & Two Miles

Saturday, August 11, 2012

USMS Sanction : 032-W002

Adirondack LMSC

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Swimmer Registration Fri, April 20, 2012 03:00 PM ET Thu, August 9, 2012 11:04 AM ET

Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, New York

Sponsored by: Adirondack District Masters & North Elba Park District
Sanctioned by: ADMS for United States Masters Swimming, Sanction #032-W002


1-mile swim at 9:30 am; check in by 9:15 am; mandatory pre-race meeting at 9:15 am
2-mile swim at 11:00 am; check in by 10:45 am; mandatory pre-race meeting at 10:45 am

Course: The 1-mile swim will consist of 2 laps around a 1/4-mile, underwater cable marked with buoys; the 2-mile swim will be four laps around the 1/4-mile cable. Times for both races are eligible for USMS long-distance national records. The 1-mile & 2-mile swims will be contested in opposite directions, which will be decided by a coin toss during Friday afternoon course set-up.

Eligibility: Open to all swimmers 18 years & over as of August 11, 2012. All swimmers must be registered with USMS (or the equivalent FINA organization for foreign swimmers). One-event USMS registration is available for $15.00. You must submit a copy of your 2012 registration card with your paper entry or a completed one-event registration form, which is included with the entry form.

Rules: Current USMS rules will govern this event. Category II suits—including wetsuits—are allowed but swimmers wearing other than Category I suits will not be eligible for individual or relay national records.

Entry fees: Entry fee is $45 for one event or $65 for both. Entry fee includes cap & post-race picnic; guests $12 each with entry; $15 on race day.

Deadline: Paper entries must be received by Wednesday, August 1; online entries close 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, August 6.

No Race-day entries.

Relays: Relay forms will be available on race day and emailed with event results. Due August 20, 2012.

Safety–Our Primary Concern: Safety boats will monitor the entire course and medical personnel will be on-site. Swimmers must wear the swim caps provided, must have their race number on their arms, and must follow all announced safety rules without exception. Time Limit: Swimmers who cannot complete one mile in 50 minutes or two miles in 1:45 should NOT enter; swimmers on the course after these time limits may be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.

Seeding: Swimmers will be seeded fastest to slowest, using each swimmer’s time for a 1650 yd pool swim. “No Time” & wetsuit entries will be seeded last. Races will be seeded before race day, so you must declare if you plan to wear a wetsuit on your entry. There will be no seeding changes once heat sheets are posted.

Starts: In both events, each heat will consist of seeded waves of swimmers, starting 30 seconds apart.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top men & women finishers in each age group: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34…100+. There will be a separate category for wetsuits. Awards will be given out at the post-race picnic. Results will be posted at

For more information contact: Ann Svenson ( or David Dammerman (

Accommodations Info: Contact Lake Placid Visitors Bureau, 518-523-2445; Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, 518-891-1990 or David Dammerman by email:

Directions: From South: Northway (1-87) to Exit 30. Follow signs to Lake Placid. From North: Northway (1-87) to Exit 34 for Ausable Forks. 9N (south), to Rt 86 (west) in Jay, through Wilmington into Lake Placid. From West: Take routes to Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake to Route 86 into Lake Placid. Mirror Lake’s Village Beach is located near center of Lake Placid on Parkside Dr. between Main St. & Shore Dr. Street parking is available near the venue on day of event. Map: 

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."
Online Registration closed on 8/9/2012.
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