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2012 Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor 400 Meter, 1 Mile & 2 Mile Open Water Swim Races (USA-S)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

USA Swimming Sanction : 120670-OW

Metropolitan Local Swim Committee

Open Water Registration

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Swimmer Registration Thu, May 24, 2012 12:00 AM ET Tue, June 19, 2012 11:59 PM ET

Event Info & Entry Form for USA-Swimming Registered Swimmers

US Masters Swimming Members click here
to go to the correct registration for this event.

Please be advised that you may only use this event registration form if you are a CURRENT USA Swimming member with a valid identification number.  Otherwise your entry will be rejected and become void.

Presented by:  Metropolitan Local Swim Committee

Location:  West Neck Beach, Huntington, Long Island, New York (3 miles north of Main Street Huntington Village).  Click here for DRIVING DIRECTIONS and MAPS from the West and East plus a DETAIL MAP OF WEST NECK BEACH, HUNTINGTON (3 pages).

Race Venue:  Race headquarters will be located at the Town beachfront.  Outdoor showers and restroom facilities are on site.  There are no locker rooms.  Check-in and awards ceremony will be held on the beachfront.  Post-race bagels, fruit, coffee and refreshments will be available.

Parking:  Park at the Town beach parking lot directly adjacent to race venue.  Parking fees are waived for all participants, volunteers, coaches and spectators during race on event date.

Information:  For the latest event updates go to our website:

Technical Meeting:  Coaches must attend a meeting on 6/23 at 6:00pm on the beach. If you have any questions please contact Colleen Driscoll.

Eligibility:  Open to all 2012 USA Swimming registered athletes.  All swimmers participating in this event must be registered by entry submission deadline.  Age determination date for this event is Sunday, June 24, 2012.

Disability Swimmers:  Swimmers with disabilities are encouraged to attend. Contact Organizers Colleen Driscoll  if you need special considerations.  The athlete (or athlete’s coach) is also responsible for notifying the event referee of any disability prior to competition.

The 400 Meter course is one 400 meter loop from water start to land finish.
The 1 Mile course is a one-mile loop from water start to land finish.
The 2 Mile course is a one-mile loop swum twice around with water start and land finish. 
Swim courses 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.

Format:  Swimmers will start in separate waves determined by race distance.

Entry Limit:  Swimmers may participate in one (1) event only.  NO wetsuits may be worn.

Rules:  The current USA Swimming Rules and Regulations will apply.  The USA Swimming Code of Conduct is in effect for the duration of this event.

Event Director: Rob Ripp, Phone 631-335-4629, EMail

Officials:  George Fleckenstein, Event Referee.  Officials wishing to volunteer should contact Event Organizer Colleen Driscoll and Joye Tour by Friday, June 8, 2012.  Each swimmer will wear an electronic timing chip on an ankle bracelet to automatically record his or her time.  Timing chips will be collected at the finish area.  Swimmers who fail to return their chip will be assessed a $30 charge.

Time Limit:  There will be a 50 minute time limit for the One Mile swim race and 1.35 hour time limit for the Two Mile swim race.  Any swimmer who does not complete the One Mile or Two Mile swim course within these time limits will be asked to exit the water and scored as a "DNF" (Did Not Finish).

Divisions:  10 & under: 400 meters; 11&12: ONE or TWO miles; 13&14: ONE or TWO miles; and Open: ONE or TWO miles.

Safety:   Metropolitan Safety Procedures will be in effect.  Marshals will be present throughout warm-up and competition, and have the authority to remove, with the concurrence of the Event Referee, any swimmer, coach, club, or spectator for failure to follow safety rules.  Lifeguards and kayaks will monitor the course.  A safety boat (Huntington Harbor Master) will keep boat traffic away.  Huntington Community First Aid Squad EMT personnel will be on-site.  Any emergencies will be taken to Huntington Hospital which is located three (3) miles from race headquarters.  In case of inclement weather or dangerous conditions, the event director may modify or close the course and prevent swimmers from completing the swim. Swimmers will be given a highly visible numbered swim cap that must be worn as the top cap during the swim. All swimmers must have their race number on their arms and caps.  Body-marking (numbering) will occur on event day during swimmer check-in period.

“Any swimmer entered in the meet must be certified by a USA Swimming member coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water. When unaccompanied by a member-coach, it is the responsibility of the swimmer, or the swimmer’s legal guardian, to ensure compliance with this requirement.”

Audio/Visual:  Use of Audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms or Audio locker rooms. – 202.3 and 202.4

Disclaimer:  "Upon acceptance of his/her entry, the participant waives all claims against the Town of Huntington, Huntington Board of Trustees, Metropolitan Swimming Inc., USA Swimming Inc., their agents or representatives, United States Masters Swimming, Inc., the Local Masters Swimming Committee, the clubs, host facilities, event sponsors, event committees. Finally, I specifically acknowledge that I am aware of all the risks inherent in Open Water swimming and agree to assume those risks."

Coaches:  In accordance with Metropolitan Swimming Inc. Policy, only those coaches who display current, valid USA Swimming credentials will be permitted to act in a coaching capacity.

Awards:   Awards will be presented to the top three (3) finishers by gender in each age group.  Special awards presented to the overall male and female finishers in each Race Division.  Awards ceremony will be held on the beachfront.  Results will be posted online at and

Event Day Schedule:
7:00-7:30AM Swimmer Check-in for 10 & under 400 Meter Swim
7:00-7:45AM Swimmer Check-in for all other ages & swim distances
7:00-7:30AM Warm-Up for all
Attendance at pre-briefing is mandatory for all swimmers
7:40AM Pre-Race Briefing by course start for 10 & under 400 meter swim
7:50AM Race chute line up for 10 & under 400 meter swim
8:00AM START of 10 & under 400 Meter Swim
8:05AM Pre-Race Briefing by course start for one and two miles
8:10AM Race chute line up for Waves #2 and 3  Two Mile Swim
8:20AM START of  Wave #2  Two Mile Swim (18 & over)
8:25AM START of  Wave #3  Two Mile Swim (11-17 years old)
8:20AM Race chute line up Waves #4 and 5  One Mile Swim
8:30AM START of Wave #4  One Mile Swim (18 & over)
8:35AM START of  Wave #5  One Mile Swim (11-17)

$15.00 for 10 & Under 400 Meter Swim
$20.00 for all other distances
ONLINE event registration CLOSES at 11:59PM ET on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.  Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."  Entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Questions: Direct inquiries to Colleen Driscoll or 516-459-3814.
Event information will be sent out by email to all registered swimmers prior to race day.

Click here for DRIVING DIRECTIONS and MAPS from the West and East plus a DETAIL MAP OF WEST NECK BEACH, HUNTINGTON (3 pages).

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."
Online Registration closed on 6/19/2012.
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