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2011 Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor 1 Mile & 2 Mile Open Water Swim Races (USMS)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

USMS Sanction : 061-15

Metropolitan Local Swim Committee

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Swimmer Registration Mon, May 2, 2011 12:00 AM ET Tue, June 21, 2011 08:59 PM ET

Sanctioned by the Metropolitan LMSC for USMS, Inc. Sanction #061-15
Event Info & Entry Form for Masters ("USMS") Registered Swimmers
Presented by: Metropolitan Local Swim Committee
Location: West Neck Beach, Huntington, Long Island, New York (3 miles north of Main Street Huntington Village).
Race Venue:
Race headquarters will be located at the Town beachfront.
Restroom facilities are located at race venue; there are no locker rooms.
Outdoor shower facilities are available. Check-in and awards will be on the beachfront.
Post-race bagels, fruit, coffee and refreshments will be available.
Parking: Parking will be available at the Town beach parking lot adjacent to race venue. Parking fees are waived for all participants, volunteers and spectators during race on event date.
Information: For the latest event updates go to thewater-blog.blogspot.com/
Eligibility: Swimmers must be at least 18 years of age and have prior open water swimming experience. Age determination date for this event is Sunday, June 26, 2011. Open to all 2011 USMS-registered and FINA masters swimmers. If race applicant is not a current USMS member, online event registration will include USMS enrollment process.
Race Divisions:
Division 1: ONE Mile Swim Masters Non-Wetsuit
Division 2: TWO Mile Swim Masters Non Wetsuit
Division 3: ONE Mile Swim Masters WETSUIT
Division 4: TWO Mile Swim Masters WETSUIT
Course: The 1 Mile course is a one-mile loop from a water start to a land finish. The 2 Mile course is a one-mile loop swum twice around with a water start and a land finish. Swim course will be clearly marked with buoys. Wave designations and direction of swim will be determined closer to race date subject to the number of race entrants and anticipated weather and water conditions. Expected water temperature range is 65-70°F, with some chop due to wind and the possibility of flotsam, jetsam and jellyfish.
Rules: All applicable 2011 USMS rules, regulations, and safety requirements will be enforced. All swim suits and equipment for Divisions 1 & 2 (Masters Non-Wetsuit) and Divisions 3 & 4 (Masters Wetsuit) must conform to the current USMS open water rules*. Individual support craft other than designated race craft are not permitted on race course.
* In September 2010, the USMS House of Delegates voted to follow new regulations regarding swim suits for open water competition, effective January 1, 2011. For men, the swim suit shall not extend above the navel or below the knee. For women, the swim suit shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulders, nor extend below the knees. There are no “fastener” specifications.
Timing: Electronic CHAMPIONCHIP TIMING will be used. Each swimmer will wear an electronic timing chip on an ankle bracelet to automatically record their time. Timing chips will be collected at the finish area. Swimmers who fail to return their timing chip will be assessed a $30 charge.
Time Limit: Any swimmer who does not complete the 1 mile swim within 45 minutes and any swimmer that does not complete the 2 mile swim within 1.5 hours will be asked to exit the water and scored as a "DNF" (Did Not Finish).
Age Groups: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 and so on in five-year increments, as high as necessary for men and women.
Safety: Lifeguards and kayaks will monitor the course. There will also be a safety boat (Huntington Harbor Master) to keep boat traffic away. Huntington Community First Aid Squad EMT personnel will be on site. Any medical emergency will be taken to Huntington Hospital which is located three miles from race venue. In case of inclement weather or dangerous conditions, the race director may modify or close the course and prevent swimmers from completing the race. Swimmers will be given a highly visible numbered swim cap that must be worn as the top cap during the swim. All non-wetsuit swimmers must have their race number on their arms and caps, all wet suit swimmers must have their numbers on their caps and hands. Body-marking (race numbering) will occur on event day during check-in.
Awards: Awards will be presented to the top three finishers by gender in each age group. Special awards will be presented to the overall male and female finishers in each Division. Awards ceremony will be held on the beachfront. Results will be posted online at www.metroswim.org and thewater-blog.blogspot.com/.
Swimmer Check-In                7:00-7:45AM
Warm-Up Period                    7:00-7:30AM
Pre-Race Briefing*                 8:15AM
2 Mile Swim Race START     8:30AM
1 Mile Swim Race START     8:40AM
* Attendance at pre-race briefing is MANDATORY
EVENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Race registration opens Monday, May 2, 2011 and CLOSES at 11:59PM ET on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
ENTRY FEE: Entry Fee is $40.00*. Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "Club Assistant.com Event Billing." Entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
* $10.00 of your entry fee will be donated to the Huntington YMCA Swimming Scholarship for Kids Program.
Questions: Direct inquiries to Co-Event Director Colleen Driscoll at distswim@aol.com or 516-459-3814, or to Co-Event Director Rob Ripp at rob.ripp@verizon.net or 631-335-4629. Event information will be sent out by email to all registered swimmers prior to race day.
Other Info: Enjoy the rest of the day in Huntington Village with its many restaurants and shops and/or stroll through the quaint Village of Cold Spring Harbor.
From the West (Nassau County, New York City & Boroughs, and Westchester):
LI Expressway (I495) to EXIT 41 NORTH Routes 106/107. BEAR RIGHT at fork and continue NORTH on Route 107 Jericho/Oyster Bay Road to Route 25A/Northern Boulevard. TURN RIGHT onto 25A/Northern Boulevard and drive eastbound. About five (5) miles (past Cold Spring Harbor Lab) at bottom of hill BEAR LEFT to continue on 25A. Continue east through Village of Cold Spring Harbor to Huntington Village approximately one (1) mile. At bottom of hill in Huntington Village (Saint Patrick's School on right) turn LEFT onto WEST NECK ROAD and continue NORTH to race venue.
From Eastern Long Island:
LI Expressway (I495) to EXIT 51 NORTH. Turn RIGHT onto DEER PARK AVENUE and drive NORTH approximately two miles. After Northern State Parkway underpass BEAR LEFT (Dix Hills Fire Department on right) and continue north about a half mile. CROSS Route 25/Jericho Turnpike (Deer Park Avenue becomes Park Avenue). Continue NORTH on PARK AVENUE about two miles and cross railroad tracks. Four traffic lights after train tracks at bottom of hill TURN LEFT onto Route 25A/Main Street (Village Green on left). Continue WEST on Main Street (pass YMCA and Town Hall) into Huntington Village. Three traffic lights after STARBUCKS (on right) turn RIGHT onto WEST NECK ROAD (CitiBank on corner). Continue NORTH to race venue.
Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 6/21/2011.
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