Sunday, August 7, 2011
USMS Sanction: 091-OW002
Central Maryland YMCA Masters Swim Team
Open Water Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Tue, May 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST||Fri, August 5, 2011 11:59 PM EST|
Sanction: Sanctioned by Maryland LMSC for USMS, Inc., Sanction# 091-OW002
Location: Centennial Lake, Ellicott City, MD
Course: 1-mile open water course (map)
Timeline: Check-in 7:15-8:15 AM, Wave 1 @ 8:30 AM, Awards at 10:30 AM
Host: Central Maryland YMCA Masters Swim Team
Event Director: Michael Jacobson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (410) 493-5233
Timing and scoring: Blue Point Timing
Entries: This event will use online entries only — No Paper Entries
Eligibility: Event is open to U.S. Masters registered swimmers 18 years and older. To register for the event, you must have a 2011 U.S. Masters Swimming registration or purchase a One Event registration (OEVT). You may take care of the OEVT fee during your event entry process.
USMS’s Maryland LMSC Member Discount: This event is part of the Summer Swim Series and a $10 discount is being offered to current Maryland LMSC Members. www.mdusms.org
Events offered: Sunday, August 7th ~ 1-mile race (entry limit 200)
Swimwear Requirements: Open water swimwear definitions have been changed beginning January 1, 2011. These definitions will be applied to the Centennial Lake Swim. Only Category I (formerly non-wetsuit), which conforms to the FINA legal swimwear will be allowed.
Rules for Category I Swimwear (formerly non-wetsuit)
1. Must be non-transparent and conform to the current concept of the appropriate.
2. No advertising for tobacco, alcohol or IOC/FINA banned drugs allowed. The manufacturer's name is allowed.
3. No tape on body unless approved by the Referee.
4. Allowed are cap or caps (which may include those made of neoprene), goggles, nose clips, ear plugs, wristwatches and grease.
5. The competitor shall wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces made from textile materials.
6. For men, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knees, and for women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor extend below the knees.
Not legal for Category I:
Any device or substance to help speed, buoyancy, endurance (such as wetsuits, webbed gloves, fins, snorkels, etc.), or maintenance of body heat (except neoprene caps).
Arm bands shall not be regarded as part of the swimsuit and are not allowed
Scoring Divisions: Scoring divisions are divided by gender, five year age groups. Awards: Awards will be given to 1st through 3rd place for each scoring division.
Entry deadlines: No entries for race accepted after closing date (Aug 5th) or when entry limit is reached, whichever comes first. Swimmers entering after July 5th will pay a $10 late fee. All swimmers will be seeded after entries are closed. No walk-in or mailed-in entries allowed.
Tuesday, July 5th — Closing date for early registration (11:59 PM Eastern time)
Friday, August 5th — Closing date for final registration (11:59 PM Eastern time)
Race Entry Fee*: There are no refunds and no selling of slots in race.
$20.00 for entries completed by 11:59 PM Eastern time July 5th.
$30.00 for entries completed July 6th through 11:59 PM Eastern time August 5th.
Entry is CLOSED after August 5th.
$10.00 discount if a Current Member of the USMS Maryland LMSC
*One Event (OEVT) Fee: If you are NOT a current USMS member you will be charged an additional $12 fee at registration. A one-event registration provides USMS insurance coverage to a participant in one "event" (open water race or pool meet). NOTE: You can join USMS Maryland LMSC online at www.clubassistant.com/club/USMS.cfm to avoid this fee and share in other benefits (see www.mdusms.org for more information).
Seeding: Races are seeded fast to slow using the 1650 yard or 1500 meter times. There will be waves of swimmers grouped according to seed time.
Swim Cap: Each race entrant will receive a swim cap at check-in. The swim cap must be worn at all time during the race.
T-shirt: Logo t-shirt will be available for sale at the event and at registration.
Food: No food or water is provided on race day. Please remember to bring your own.
Benefit: The Centennial Lake Swim donates a portion of the event proceeds to charity.
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