Saturday, July 20, 2013
USMS Sanction: 363-W002
Fat Salmon Open Water Swim
Open Water Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Wed, May 1, 2013 06:00 AM PDT||Thu, July 11, 2013 12:00 AM PDT|
Race day schedule is below.
NEW for 2013: there will only be a 3.2 mile race. In the past, two distances were offered to accommodate swimmers with different levels of experience and ability. This change opens up a great opportunity for those swimmers with more experience who wish to challenge themselves with a truly long-distance event. Other reasons have to do with new insurance requirements, as well as making the event easier to support on land and from the water. We have a maximum number of 350 slots for Fat Salmon, which is mandated by the City of Seattle, regardless of whether we run one race or two. For those who prefer shorter distance swims, please find other local events here.
HOSTED BY: Green Lake Aqua Ducks (GLAD) Master's Swim Team
RACE-DAY SCHEDULE: Saturday, July 20, 2013
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. Lake temperature can vary: be prepared for cold water.
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 that fall too far behind the pack will be pulled. Additionally, if you are not on target to finish the 3.2 mile event in 2 hours or less, you will be pulled.
AWARDS: A whole salmon will be awarded to the fastest male and female swimmers in both the wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions of the 3.2-Mile Race. Ribbons will be available for the top three finishers in all 5-yr age groups, in both divisions.
ELIGIBILITY: Swimmers must be 18 years of age as of July 20, 2013 and:
Online Entry Only:
REGISTRATION CLOSES on July 11th at 12 am PDT or sooner if full to capacity.
A note about that USMS "One-Event" Fee… Your $20 lets you participate in this USMS-sanctioned event. For $22 more, enjoy a full-year USMS membership including access to pool meets, clinics, coaches, open water swims and magazine subscription. Contact PNA registrar Arni Litt PNARegistrar@usms.org for more info or to join.
Kayakers, Motor Boats, & Jet Skis are needed! Please contact us.
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