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Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2018 Foster Lake Cable Swims: One & Two-Mile Cable Swims

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 2014 Foster Lake Cable Swims: One & Two-Mile Cable Swims

2013 Foster Lake Cable Swims: One & Two-Mile Cable Swims & Dog Tandem Challenge!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

USMS Sanction : 373-W001

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Registration Schedule

It is now 4:11 AM PT on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
Open Close
Swimmer Registration Tue, April 30, 2013 12:00 AM PT Fri, June 21, 2013 11:59 PM PT
This competition is limited to the first 180 entrants.
Currently there are 70 entrants.

Hosted by Central Oregon Masters Aquatics
Sanctioned by Oregon Masters Swimming for U.S. Masters Swimming #373-W001
Operating under Special Use Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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.


  • Two-Mile cable swim
  • One-Mile cable swim
  • Dog Tandem Challenge

RACE SCHEDULE (subject to change due to conditions):
7:30 am   Lewis Creek Park opens for swimmers
8:00 am   Check-in opens for all swims
8:45 am   Check-in closes for Two-Mile
8:50 am   Pre-race meeting & marshaling for Two-Mile
9:15 am   Start of Two-Mile Cable Swim
11:00 am Check-in closes for One-Mile, Awards for Two-Mile
11:20 am Pre-race meeting & marshaling for One-Mile
11:45 am Start of One-Mile Cable Swim
12:15 pm Lunch opens
12:30 pm Check-in closes for Dog Tandem Challenge
12:45 pm Start of Dog Tandem Challenge
1:15 pm   Awards for One-Mile
1:30 pm   Relay entries close

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.

RESULTS: Will be posted promptly after each heat & race, and at www.comaswim.org and www.swimoregon.org after the event.

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.

  • Cable Swims: Custom ribbons to the top three in each age group in both Category I & II divisions.
  • Dog Tandem Challenge: Dog treats for all.

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):

  • From the North: Take I-5 south to exit 228. Drive east on Oregon 34 to Lebanon, then south & east on US 20 through Sweet Home. 2.2 miles past the Weyerhauser mill, turn north on Quartzville Rd.
  • From the South: Take I-5 north to exit 216. Drive east on Oregon 228 to Sweet Home, then continue east on US 20. 2.2 miles past the Weyerhauser mill, turn north on Quartzville Rd.
  • From the East: Take US Route 20 west over the Cascades towards Sweet Home, then turn north on Quartzville Rd.
  • Final Approach: Drive 1.2 miles north on Quartzville Rd., turn left on N. River Rd, and drive .8 miles to Lewis Creek Park. Turn left into the entrance, turn right, and park in the lower lot.

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 – coachbob@bendbroadband.com – (541)317-4851

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Online Registration closed on 6/21/2013.
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