|Swimmer Registration||Wed, Apr 20, 2022 02:00 PM||Sun, Jul 10, 2022 11:59 PM|
SAFETY: Large buoys (approx. every 1/2 mile) will mark the course. Motor boats, kayaks and lifeguards will be located along the perimeter of the course. Swimmers must wear the swim caps provided at check-in. A MANDATORY safety meeting will be held before the event start. Friends and family who are not registered for this event cannot swim along with you.
RULES: Current USMS rules will govern this event. Wetsuits and full-body swimsuits are allowed in the wetsuit division. In the unlikely event that the water temperature exceeds 78 degrees fahrenheit, wetsuits will not be allowed. No additional devices to help speed, pace, buoyancy, or endurance are allowed (such as MP3 players, webbed gloves, fins, snorkels, etc.). Any questions, refer to USMS guidelines. Due to the large number of swimmers, personal float buoys are not permitted without special advance permission of race director. Those who use a personal float bouy will be classified in the "wet suit" division per USMS rules.
MORE ABOUT SAFETY & PULLING SWIMMERS: We must maintain a certain swimmer-to-boat ratio to keep our permit AND, more importantly, to keep everyone safe. Swimmers will have 2 hours to complete this event; Swimmers who fall too far behind the back or are not on pace to complete the swim within 2 hours will be pulled from the course at 1.5 mile and 2.5 mile markers.
TRANSPORTATION / PARKING / CARPOOLING: There is limited parking in the area of the event so carpooling is encouraged as much as possible. We are guests of the neighborhoods for this event so please observe and respect parking regulations. Swimmers are responsible for their own transportation from the check-in location at Madison Park Beach to the race start at Day Street Boat Launch (3 miles). We will encourage the formation of carpools at the conclusion of the pre-race safety meeting. Offer a ride to a fellow swimmers and fill up your car if driving to the starting point. If you got a ride to the starting point, please offer a ride back to the starting point after the race to your driver.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: We will conduct the event in accordance with local health guidelines related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 if applicable. Attendees should be prepared to comply with these guidelines such as face covering requirements should they be necessary.
AWARDS: Each registered participant will be given one event t-shirt, size to be selected during the event registration. Click here for T-Shirt specifications (color is TBD). Awards will be available for the top three finishers in all 5-yr age groups, in both divisions. Your age as of December 31, 2022 determines your age group for awards. Special prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female swimmers in both the wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions of the 3.2-Mile Race.
MERCHANDISE: Fat Salmon 2022 Hoodies are available to order during the registration process for $38 through June 19th only. Click here for Hoodie specifications (color is TBD). All merchandise must be picked up at the event.
Entry fees (pre-registration only available online):
$75.00 – April until May 30
$85.00 – May 31 - June 19
$95.00 - June 20 - July 10
$105.00 - Late Registration and Day of Race (if available)
$17.00 – "One-Event" USMS registration (as needed, see eligibility)
Online Entries are paid by credit card to "Fat Salmon"
WANT TO SWIM FOR FREE?: We are offering a free registration in the form of a refund AFTER THE EVENT if you provide two kayak/paddleboard volunteers (each with their own kayaks or SUPs) OR one motorboat adult volunteer with their one motorcraft on the day of the event. This refund is only for the Fat Salmon entry fee (excludes one-event USMS registration fee if applicable). To ensure we know a kayak/SUP/boating volunteer is volunteering on your behalf, have them let us know when they register to volunteer at: firstname.lastname@example.org (for kayakers and SUPS) and email@example.com (for power boaters)
REGULAR REGISTRATION CLOSES on July 10th at 11:59 pm PDT or sooner if full to capacity.
If we still have spots available, we will re-open registration on Friday July 15th and close it on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30am to accommodate late and day of race registrants. Watch for updates here after regular registration closes. Late registrants are asked to report directly to the "Change" table to get their wave and race number assignments by 6:30am.
WETSUIT and NON-WETSUIT DIVISION CHANGES: If you are already registered and want to change from non-wetsuit to wetsuit division (or vice-versa), it is easiest for you and for us if you submit this change via email firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day July 10th. If you are not sure by July 10th, you can do so the morning of the event by requesting this change at the "change" table.
IMPORTANT LINKS: Facebook, FS FAQs, Safety and Time Guidelines
Kayakers/SUPs are needed. Have them send an email to email@example.com
Motor Boats, & Jet Skis are also needed! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Other volunteers may contact us at email@example.com .
If you have questions about your registration contact Larry Mayer, Fat Salmon Registration Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still have questions? Contact Jim Lasersohn, Race Director
via email: email@example.com
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "FAT SALMON SWIM."