|Relay Team Registration||Mon, Jun 3, 2019 12:00 AM||Tue, Jun 11, 2019 11:59 PM|
LOCATION & COURSE: Eagle Creek Reservoir is a scenic reservoir located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Located on West 56th Street just off I-465, Eagle Creek Park is an urban park that offers hiking, biking, boating and swimming, plus lovely wooded expanses. Eagle Creek Park is the 6th largest municipal park in the nation. The USMS 2-Mile Cable Open Water Nationals course is a ¼-mile length of cable on the U.S. National Rowing Course certified accurate to USMS standards. Water temperature on this weekend in June has varied between 70 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
RACE: 2019USMS 2-Mile Cable Open Water National Championship
6:00am Eagle Creek Park Opens for Swimmers
6:30am Registration / Body Markings
7:00am Safety / Lifeguard / Officials Meeting
7:30am Pre-Race Meeting on Beach
7:45am 15 Minute Warm-Up
8:00am Stage First Wave
8:15am Start of the USMS 2-Mile Cable Open Water Nationals
All times are EDT(Eastern Daylight Time). Race schedule is subject to change due to conditions. Pre-race and race start times are approximate.
ELIGIBILITY: Open ONLY to 2019 USMS members or FINA-recognized National governing body. Eligibility of USMS members will be automatically verified through the online entry system. For swimmers who are not USMS members, USMS “One-Event” membership is available with entry for $20. One-Event members are not eligible for the USMS 2-Mile Cable Open Water National Championship but may swim in a separate non-championship category.
RULES: Current 2019 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern this event.
SWIMWEAR: Category I suits are required for the USMS 2-Mile Cable Open Water Nationals. See the event website or USMS Rule Book 303.7.2 regarding Category I suits.
SEEDING: Swimmers will be staged in waves fastest to slowest by 1650-yard or 1500-meter seed time. If you provide a 1650-yard seed time, it will be converted to 1500-meters. ‘No Time’ entries will not be accepted. Once seeding has been completed, there will be NO CHANGES. Please enter accurate times with no adjustments.
TIME LIMIT: Swimmers who cannot swim two miles in one hour and thirty-five minutes (1:35) should NOT enter; swimmers on the course after the time limit may be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.
STARTS: Waves will be seeded by time (NT entries will NOT be accepted) and the number of waves will be based on the number of entries. The course will be set up as a ¼ mile loop swum counter-clockwise.
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 on their arms, backs and legs; the timing chip provided; and follow all announced safety rules without exception.
All entries MUST be received by June 12, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT. Due to organization & seeding needs, late or day-of-race entries will NOT be accepted. A PHOTO ID will be required at check-in the day of the event for each registrant.
ENTRY LIMITS:The event is limited to the first 300 registrants. We will maintain a waiting list in case early registrants drop out early enough to notify others. Early registration deadline is midnight May 20, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT.
RELAYS: Cumulative relays will be accepted for National Championship places, All-American honors, and USMS records. Relays must be entered online listing the relay's swimmers. Women's relays, men's relays, and mixed relays are all available. Women's and men's relays may be comprised of 3 swimmers. Mixed relays must have 4 swimmers. A swimmer is permitted to swim on both a mixed and same gender relay. All swimmers must be entered in the event before relay is entered. Relay deadline June 14, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT.
RESULTS: Results will be posted promptly after the race at www.indyaquaticmasters.com. National Championship results will be posted at www.usms.org.
RECORDS: The Course has been surveyed and certified for distance and qualify for National Cable Swim records. See the USMS website for current records. Category I suits are required to be eligible for records.
AWARDS: Awards will be given to individual swimmers in the standard USMS age groups (1st - 8th place) and relays in the standard USMS age groups (1st - 3rd place). Championship patches to the USMS winners.
SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS: With their entry, swimmers may pre-order & purchase commemorative t-shirts for $15 by June 9th, 2019 to guarantee shirt pick-up at the event on June 15th. Shirts ordered and purchased with the online entry after June 9th are not guaranteed to be available at the race on June 15th and the price increases to $20. Shirts ordered after June 9th may be mailed to the address provided on the entry if not available on race day. Shirts will not be on sale at the event. Sizes S - 3XL available in a Unisex and Ladies Cut.
HOT DRINKS & SNACKS: Hot coffee and hot water for other drinks will be available before and after the swim to help keep you 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.
PHOTOGRAPHY: A photographer will be taking pictures throughout the competition. Photos will be available online for purchase after the event.
DIRECTIONS (Eagle Creek Park):
(Google Maps: Eagle Creek Park, 5601 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. A parking pass will be emailed prior to the event and must be shown when entering the park.
LODGING: There are several hotels near Eagle Creek within 5-10 minutes distance. A few are suggested below:
Clarion Inn & Suites Northwest
7001 Corporate Dr., Indianapolis, IN, 46278
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278
Hampton Inn Indianapolis Northwest
5860 West 73rd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278
EVENT WEBSITE: www.indyaquaticmasters.com
Event Directors: Mel Goldstein - firstname.lastname@example.org / Dean Hawks - email@example.com
Safety Director: Meg Carlson
Medical Director: Dr. Steve Hartsock
|1||Women||(3 x 2 Mile)||6 Y||Free Relay|
|2||Men||(3 x 2 Mile)||6 Y||Free Relay|
|3||Mixed||(4 x 2 Mile)||8 Y||Free Relay|
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