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Thu, Apr 12, 2012
Tue, May 8, 2012
Open Water Clinic & 1200-meter Pool Open Water Swim
Hosted by Central Oregon Masters Aquatics
Sanctioned by U.S. Masters Swimming #372-OW1
WONDERFUL WATER WEEKEND TRIPLE-HEADER: This swim weekend is comprised of three unique events at the same site. Triple your fun by participating in all three!
SITE: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, 800 NE 6th St., Bend, OR. All events will be held in the JSFC covered 50-meter pool (also known as ‘Lake Juniper’ for this event). Expected water temperature is 80 degrees F.
ELIGIBILITY: Open ONLY to current USMS member swimmers, who must be adults aged 18+ on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A legible photocopy of your 2012 USMS membership card (or foreign equivalent) MUST accompany mailed entries. USMS “One-Event membership—covering both clinic & swim—is available for adults 18+ only for $18.
REGISTRATION: Save time, paper, & errors by registering online.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Online registration closes at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on May 8, 2012. MAILED by May 4 or RECEIVED by May 8, 2012. Due to planning & seeding needs, late or day-of-event entries will not be accepted.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:45-9:00am — Check-in for Open Water Clinic
9:00-11:00am — Open Water Clinic
Sunday, May 13, 2012
7:00-7:45am — Check-in for Open Water Swim
7:10-7:55am — Warm-up
8:00am — Mandatory Pre-race Meeting
8:15am — Heat #1 of the 1200-meter Swim & continued warm-up for later heats
Later — Subsequent heats as needed
At the end — Brunch & Awards
CLINIC: This will be a basic open water clinic, targeted specifically to swimmers with little or no experience in open water or triathlon swimming. It will be offered in a pool setting, and will feature in-water instruction & practice of the following skills and a pool-side question-and-answer session:
- Straight-line swimming
- Swimming in crowds
- Rounding buoys
CLINICIAN: Bob Bruce, longtime Oregon Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair & member of the USMS Long Distance Committee. Bob is an expert clinician who is also an avid open water swimmer & several-time USMS Long Distance All-Star. Bob has coached swimming for more than 40 years, and was honored as the 2003 USMS National Coach-of-the-Year.
FEE FOR CLINIC: $15. This clinic is limited to 30 swimmers on a first come first served basis.
OPEN WATER SWIM INFORMATION
1200-METER SWIM: This is a pool open water swim held as 12 loops of a rectangular 100-meter course marked with buoys. Swims will start in-water in seeded heats, with 12-18 swimmers each heat, and finish with an in-water touch. Swim direction will be decided by coin toss at the pre-race meeting. This is planned to be an intensive early-season open water learning experience & fun challenge for first time racers & experienced competitors alike!
RULES: Current USMS long distance rules apply. Only Category I swimwear is allowed; see the event website for swimwear details. Propulsive devices (such as fins & paddles) and flotation aids (such as pull-buoys & wetsuits) are not allowed. Swim caps are not required, but all swimmers must have their race number written on both arms.
SEEDING: Swimmers will be seeded in heats fastest to slowest by 1000-yard times. ‘No Time’ entries will not be accepted. Seeding changes will not be allowed after the heat sheet is posted. Enter an accurate time, not a predicted time!
FEE FOR OPEN WATER SWIM: $25. Fee includes the swim, pre-swim snacks & drinks, and the special post-swim brunch.
AWARDS: USMS age groups are 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, and so on in five-year increments. All finishers placing 1st to 3rd in their age group will be awarded custom race ribbons.
OREGON SERIES: The 1200-meter swim is a featured swim for the Oregon Open Water Series.
DIRECTIONS: From North or South, take Business 97 (3rd St.). Do not take the Bypass Parkway. Turn on Highway 20 (Greenwood Av.), traveling east. Turn right on 6th St., and go south two blocks to the pool. Park in the upper lot or on adjacent streets.
Warm-ups start at 7:10 AM
Meet starts at 8:15 AM
||(for seeding the open water swim)
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 5/8/2012.