Hosted by Central Oregon Masters Aquatics
Sanctioned by Oregon Masters Swimming for U.S. Masters Swimming #374-W002
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
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
1:15 pm Awards for One-Mile
1:30 pm Relay entries close
ELIGIBILITY: Open ONLY to 2014 USMS members or foreign equivalents. Eligibility will be automatically verified for online entries. A legible photocopy of 2014 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. Category II suits—including wetsuits—are welcomed but scored in separate categories. See event website for swimwear details.
SEEDING: 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: 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 45 minutes or two miles in 1:40 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 18 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 $30. Two swims are $40.
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.Custom ribbons to the top three in each age group in both Category I & II divisions.
OREGON OPEN WATER SERIES: Both cable swims are featured swims.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – (541)317-4851