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Twelfth Annual Team St. Louis/St. Louis Area Masters One-Mile and Two-Mile Open Water Swim

Sunday, June 9, 2013

USMS Sanction: 223-W001

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It is now 10:32 PM CDT on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
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Swimmer Registration Wed, May 15, 2013 12:00 AM CDT Sat, June 8, 2013 12:00 PM CDT
This competition is limited to the first 75 entrants.
Currently there are 50 entrants.
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Sunnen Lake (YMCA of the Ozarks), Potosi, Missouri

Sanctioned by: Ozark LMSC for USMS Inc., Sanction #223-W001

TIME: 9:00 am start. Check in for both events begins at 7:45 am; pre-race instructions will be given at 8:45 am.

LOCATION: Sunnen Lake is part of the YMCA of the Ozarks, Trout Lodge, located approximately 75-90 minutes southwest of St. Louis in the Mark Twain National Forest. For driving directions, see below.

EVENT: Triangular course; marked by buoys, and lifeguards in kayaks. One lap around course is one mile, twice around is two miles. Brand New 7’ foot buoys will be used!

ELIGIBILITY: Persons eighteen (18) years of age and older and all levels of swimming ability are welcome. Age is determined by swimmer’s age on June 9, 2013. Participants must be 2013 USMS members or pay the OEVT fee. You may apply for USMS membership at the meet if you so desire, but we prefer you apply for USMS membership online, prior to the meet at the USMS website http://www.usms.org/reg/. We are in the Ozark LMSC. One Event USMS registration (OEVT) of $17 is also available for the meet, but OEVT membership is good only for this event.

FEES: $5 discount for online registration! Online entry fee is $45 if received by June 6, 2013. Paper entry fee is $50 if received by June 6, 2013. Online entry fee is $55 if received by noon June 8, 2013. Paper and deck entry fee is $60 if received from June 7, 2013, until day of race. Fee includes a swim cap, and the post-event lunch buffet social. Sorry fees are non-refundable. Online registrations are paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events." The race will be limited to the first 75 swimmers to sign up.

DEADLINE: Online registration closes at noon June 8, 2013. Race day entries will be permitted as will one-event registration, as long as the event does not “sell out” prior to the race. You must bring your USMS registration card and pay the $60.00 LATE ENTRY FEE.

SAFETY: Swimmers must wear the fluorescent swim cap provided at check-in. Prior to the race, all swimmers are required to leave at the registration table a valid form of identification, which can be retrieved after exiting the water. This is done to insure all swimmers are out of the water at the conclusion of the race. The water temperature is expected to be about 75-82F.

RULES: Current USMS rules will apply for the Masters’ Division.

WETSUITS: Swimmers wearing wetsuits or other non-porous attire are welcome to register in the Wetsuit Division, but will not be eligible for official placing in the results due to the competitive advantage wet suits provide.

RESULTS: Results will be sent to each participant who provides an email address and posted on the internet at www.ozarklmsc.org.

SOCIAL: Your registration fee entitles you to eat at the buffet at the Trout Lodge. Spouses and/or guests may also purchase a day pass at the price of $15 that entitles him or her to use of the facility along with the lunch buffet at the Trout Lodge. (There are no longer just “meal charges”). When you’re done eating, why not spend the day? By registering you receive a day pass that will allow you to partake in any of the many activities the camp has to offer. It is important, however, that if you do bring guests, they be registered and paid for. Check out their website at www.ymcaoftheozarks.org.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The YMCA does have limited number of rooms for $149 for first adult and second adult is an additional $69; children 6-17 are an additional $49 and children five and under are free. The rate includes three meals a day, but you must stay at least two nights (Fri.-Sat. or Sun.-Mon.) There is no Saturday check in or checkout. Rooms can be reserved directly on line at the web site above or by calling 314-241-YMCA (9622). Other hotels can be found along I-255/I-270 and I-55 (approximately 70 miles from Lake).

DIRECTIONS: On line at http://www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/Default/Maps_1.cfm 
Do Not Depend on GPS for Directions – Rural Location

From St. Louis Area: (Approximately 75 miles from the Arch) I-55 for 22 miles from I-270, until you reach Festus and Hwy. 67 south (at exit 174B). 6 miles on Hwy. 67, until you reach Hwy. 110 (west), go for approx. 10 miles to Hwy. 21 (south). Make a left onto Hwy. 21 and go for 27 miles - until you reach Potosi. Turn right onto Hwy. 8 (west) for 12 miles to AA. At AA, turn right and go for 2 miles.
OR I-270 to Tesson Ferry Road (Hwy. 21). Hwy. 21 (south) to Potosi (approx. 55 miles). Turn right onto Hwy. 8 (west) for 12 miles to AA. At AA, turn right and go for 2 miles.

Columbia: (Approximately 140 miles) take US 63 S. to Jefferson City, to Hwy. 68 S., to I-44 E., to Hwy. 19 S., to Steelville. Take Hwy. 8 E. to AA. Turn left on AA to entrance of YMCA.

Rolla: (approximately 50 miles) take I-44 E. to Hwy. 19 S., to Steelville. Take Hwy. 8 E. to AA. Turn left on AA to entrance of YMCA.

Kansas City: (approximately 250 miles) take I-70 E. to Hwy. 19 S. to Steelville. Take Hwy. 8 E. to AA. Turn left on AA to entrance of YMCA.

From the East (Indianapolis and Louisville): (approximately 300 miles for Indianapolis and 350 miles for Louisville) Once in St. Louis, take I-55 S. for 22 miles to Hwy. 67 S. to Desloge. Take Hwy. 8 W. for 32 miles thru Potosi to AA. Turn right at AA and go 2 miles to YMCA.

Memphis: (approximately 325 miles) take I-55 N. to Cape Girardeau. Take Hwy. 72 W. to US 67 N. Take US 67 N. to Flat River. Take Hwy. 8 W. thru Potosi to AA. At AA, turn right and go for 2 miles to YMCA.

Chicago: (approximately 350 miles) take I-55 S. thru St. Louis to Hwy. 67 S. Go for 28 miles on Hwy. 67 S. to Desloge. Take Hwy. 8 W. for 32 miles thru Potosi to AA. At AA, turn right and go for 2 miles to YMCA.

RACE DIRECTORS:
Bruce E. Hopson, aquaticlawyer@yahoo.com, (314) 952-3394
Dan Honious, OHS_78@hotmail.com, (314) 413-2144

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 6/8/2013.
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