Saturday, June 29, 2013
USMS Sanction: 373-W001
Open Water Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Tue, April 30, 2013 12:00 AM PT||Fri, June 21, 2013 11:59 PM PT|
Hosted by Central Oregon Masters Aquatics
LOCATION & COURSE: Foster Lake is a scenic reservoir located just off U.S. Route 20 near Sweet Home, OR. The course is a ¼-mile cable certified accurate to USMS standards. Water temperature on race day has varied from 66-72 degrees Fahrenheit and will be posted.
RACE SCHEDULE (subject to change due to conditions):
ELIGIBILITY: Open ONLY to 2013 USMS members or foreign equivalents. Eligibility will be automatically verified for online entries. A legible photocopy of 2013 USMS card (or foreign equivalent) MUST accompany mailed entries. USMS “One-Event” membership—covering all races—is available for adults 18+ only for $18.
RULES: Current USMS rules will govern this event. In both cable swims, Category II suits—including wetsuits—are welcomed but scored in separate categories. See event website for swimwear details.
SEEDING: In both cable swims, all swimmers will be seeded fastest to slowest by 1650-yard or 1500-meter time. ‘No Time’ entries will not be accepted. Seeding changes will not be allowed after the heat sheet is posted. Enter accurate times with no adjustments!
STARTS: In both cable swims, each heat will consist of seeded waves (8-12 swimmers each) starting 20-30 seconds apart. The Two-Mile & One-Mile swims will be contested in opposite directions, which will be decided by a coin toss at the Two-Mile pre-race meeting.
SAFETY—OUR PRIMARY CONCERN: Safety boats will monitor the entire course and medical personnel will be on-site. Swimmers must wear the swim cap provided, have their race number on their arms, and follow all announced safety rules without exception. Time Limit: Swimmers who cannot complete one mile in 50 minutes or two miles in 1:45 should NOT enter; swimmers on the course after these time limits may be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.
REGISTRATION: Save time, paper, & errors by registering online. All paper entries MUST be received by June 19 and all online entries MUST be completed by midnight June 21. Due to organization & seeding needs, LATE OR DAY-OF-RACE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED (except for relays, see below)—please don’t even ask.
ENTRY LIMITS: The entire event—including all swims—is limited to the first 180 registrants. We will maintain a waiting list in case early registrants drop out early enough to notify others.
ENTRY FEES: One swim is $40. Two swims are $50. Dog Tandem Challenge is free. Entry fee includes swims and post-swim meal.
INSURANCE SURCHARGE: OMS requires a $6 per swimmer surcharge fee to help cover the cost of USMS-mandated insurance.
RELAYS: In both cable swims, cumulative relays will be accepted for records. Enter relays & pay fees on race day only.
RECORDS: Courses for both race distances are surveyed & certified, and qualify for National & Oregon cable swim records. Only swims done in Category I swimwear will be eligible for National Records.
AWARDS: Age groups are standard USMS age groups.
OREGON OPEN WATER SERIES: Both cable swims are featured swims and the Dog Tandem Challenge is a participation swim.
DOGS SWIM TOO! 50-meter (or so) Tandem Challenge for dogs and their significant human! Unsanctioned—after all, dogs are not eligible for USMS membership. Open Age Group—whose age would we use anyway? Individual tandem starts. Start & finish—all paws dry. No entry fee. Woof! Dogs must be on leash at all times except when swimming, and owners must pick up after them.
DIRECTIONS (Mapquest: Lewis Creek Park):
PARKING: Day parking costs $5 per car; please pay at park entrance.
CAMPING: Camping at Lewis Creek Park is reserved on Friday evening by pre-registration. Tents only—sorry, no RVs. Camping fee is $10 per tent. There is NO drop-in camping on site!
LODGING & OTHER CAMPING: See Event Website for options.
EVENT WEBSITE: www.comaswim.org
EVENT DIRECTOR: Bob Bruce – firstname.lastname@example.org – (541)317-4851
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