USMS Sanction : 374-W002
|Swimmer Registration||Fri, Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM||Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:59 PM|
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.
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):
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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