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2012 Lake Lure Open Water Swim: USMS 1 Mile Open Water Swim National Championship

Saturday, August 25, 2012

USMS Sanction : 132-W001

USMS 1 Mile Open Water/Cable National Championships

Open Water Registration

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Tue, March 20, 2012 12:00 AM ET Thu, August 23, 2012 11:59 PM ET

2012 Lake Lure Open Water Swim
USMS 1 Mile Open Water National Championship

2012 Overall Results
2012 Female Results
2012 Male Results

Pre-race Events Friday August 24, 2012
Race Day Saturday, August 25, 2012/ 11 AM START

Lake Lure, North Carolina

Sanctioned by LMSC for NC, for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 132-W001
Hosted by Lake Lure Olympiad & Rumbling Bald Resort

Course: 1-mile Open Water.  Link to course map.

Location: Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure, NC
Lake Lure is a well-known destination for thousands of visitors each year from around the country, Canada, and abroad. Located in western North Carolina, the town sits in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge, east of Asheville. Lake Lure is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the world. We are confident you will agree.

The Lake Lure Open Water Swim is hosted annually by the Lake Lure Olympiad, a sports festival for the entire family.

Event Times:
Friday August 24, 2012 (Pre-Race Optional Events)
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Registration / Check-In & Last Minute Paper Entry
4:30 – 5:20: Work-Out & 1 mile practice swim for national championship registrants only
5:00 - until: Pasta Dinner at Lakeview Restaurant
6:15: 1 Mile Family Fun Run
6:30: Lake Lure Ski Club Water-Ski Show

Saturday August 25, 2012 (Race Day)
9:00 – 10:30 am: Registration / Check-In
10:00 – 10:30: Warm-Up
10:40: Required Pre-Race Briefing @ Swim Start
11:00: Wave 1
12:30 pm: Awards & Prizes Presentation

For complete festival schedule, see

Eligibility: The USMS 1 Mile Open Water National Championship is Open to all 2012 USMS & FINA registered MASTERS 18 years or older on race day. Foreign swimmers are not eligible for All American status. One event registration is not allowed in the national championship. You may take care of membership registration during your event entry process.

Rules: Current 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern this event.

Entries: Online Entries Only except for registration in person from 4:00 – 5:30 PM Friday August 24, 2012.
Online entries on Club Assistant will be accepted until 11:59PM EST, Thursday, August 23, 2012.
Paper Entries will only be accepted in person, from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST, Friday August 24, 2012 @ Rumbling Bald Resort.
Race Day Entries will not be accepted.

Fees: The entry fee is $45 and includes collectible T-shirt. Registrations completed after August 15 are not guaranteed to receive a T-shirt.  Meals are not included.
Online entries are paid by credit card to " Events."

Timing: Transponder chip and back-up timing provided by
Note there is a $30 fee for failing to return the transponder chip device.

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, must have their race number on their arms, and must follow all announced safety rules with out exception.  Link to Safety Plan.

Time Limit: Swimmers who cannot complete one mile in less than 60 minutes should NOT enter; swimmers on the course after the time limit may be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.

Water Temperature: 78-82 degree F (approximate)

Seeding: Entries will be seeded fast to slow using submitted 1650 yard time. Entries will be divided into waves and started every 15 seconds.

Age Groups: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc. in five year increments, as high as necessary for both men/women. Age determined as of race day.

Awards: USMS Long Distance National Championship medals will be awarded to the top 6 finishers in each gender/age group. USMS National Championship patches will be awarded to the first place finisher in each gender/age group. Results will be posted at,

Lodging/Food: Visit

Cancellation Policy: If on the established date of the swim, weather or disaster necessitates cancellation there will be NO REFUNDS, but if present you will receive your collectible T-Shirt.

Come join us, and remember there’s something for the entire family & you will have the time of your life.

Race Director: Rich Guthmann –

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."
Online Registration closed on 8/23/2012.
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