USMS Sanction : 374-W001
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20th ANNUAL CASCADE LAKES SWIM SERIES & FESTIVAL
featuring the USMS 5000-meter (5 km) Open Water National Championships
Elk Lake, OR August 1-2-3, 2014 5 Swims in 3 Days!
Hosted by Central Oregon Masters Aquatics and Bend Park & Recreation District
Sanctioned by Oregon LMSC for U.S. Masters Swimming. Inc. #374-W001
Operating under Special Use Permit from the United States Forest Service
LOCATION: Elk Lake, a beautiful, clear mountain lake nestled in the sunny Oregon Cascades 33 miles from Bend. Water temperature is expected to be 66-69 degrees F. and will be posted on race days.
RACES: The Cascade Lakes Swim Series features five open water swims over three days. Adult participants may enter any or all of the five swims. Friday’s swim is a 3000-meter swim on a triangular course. Saturday’s swims are an individual 500-meter time trial on an out-and-back floating line course and a 1500-meter swim around a triangular course. Sunday’s swims will include a 5000-meter swim consisting of three loops of a diamond & triangular course and a 1000-meter swim on an irregular course following the shoreline.
RACE SCHEDULE (subject to change due to conditions):
Friday, August 1, 2014
4:30—5:30pm Registration/Check-In for 3000-meter race
6:00pm Start of 3000-meter race
Saturday, August 2, 2014
7:45—8:45am Registration/Check-In for 500 & 1500-meter races
9:30am Start of 500-meter race
10:15—11:00am Registration/Check-in for the 1500-meter
11:45am Start of 1500-meter race
Sunday, August 3, 2014
7:15 am—8:15am Registration/Check-In for 5000 & 1000-meter races
8:45 am Start of USMS 5000-meter Championship race
10:00—11:00am Registration/Check-In for the 1000-meter race
11:45 am Start of 1000-meter race
Pre-race instructions 15 minutes before each start time. A picnic lunch or dinner will follow the finish of races each day.
SERIES: The Cascade Lakes Swim Series includes a Short Series (500, 1000, & 1500-meter swims) and a Long Series (1500, 3000, & 5000-meter swims). Each swimmer may enter one distance series only and must complete all three series swims to be eligible for series awards. For series awards, points will be based on finish order in each race, with a Category II suit deduction (10% time penalty). Swimmers who complete all FIVE swims will win special Survivor awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Open ONLY to 2014 USMS members or foreign equivalents, who must be adults 18+ on Friday, August 1, 2014. A legible photocopy of your USMS card (or foreign equivalent) MUST accompany mailed entries. USMS “One-Event” membership—covering all races except the National Championship 5000-meter swim—is available for adults 18+ only for $18. Swimmers with USMS One-Event registrations may enter the 5000-meter swim, but will NOT be eligible for the USMS National Championships in this swim and will start in a separate wave; these swimmers will still be eligible for the Long Series and the Survivor Series provided that they complete the requisite swims.
RULES: USMS rules will govern this event. Category I suits are required for the Championship 5000-meter swim. Category II suits—including wetsuits—are welcomed in all swims, but scored in a separate category. See event website for swimwear details.
STARTS & SEEDING: The 1500, 3000 & 5000-meter swims will use a mass start (separate wave in USMS 5000-meter championship swim for Category II suits). The 500-meter swim will have individual starts and the 1000-meter swim will start in small heats; both swims will be seeded fastest-to-slowest based on 500-yard seed time. Day-of-Race entries and those not submitting a seed time will not be seeded in advance and will swim last. No changes allowed in seeding times at the race, so enter accurate times.
SAFETY—OUR PRIMARY CONCERN: Safety boats will monitor the entire course and medical personnel will be on-site. Swimmers must wear a brightly colored swim cap, have their race number on their arms or hands, and follow all announced safety rules without exception.
REGISTRATION: Save time, paper, & errors by registering online on Club Assistant
Mail entries should be postmarked by July 21. Online entries must be completed by midnight July 26. Entries completed online or mailed/postmarked July 22-26 must pay an additional $10 late fee. DO NOT MAIL AFTER July 26! Entries after this date will be considered Day-of-Race entries and must pay an additional $20. Submit your entries on time!
ENTRY FEES: One race is $35, and each additional race is $5 more. Entry fee includes a swim cap and post-swim meals on your race days.
INSURANCE SURCHARGE: There is a required $6 per swimmer surcharge to help cover the cost of USMS-mandated event insurance.
RESULTS: Will be posted at Elk Lake promptly after each race and at www.comaswim.org and www.swimoregon.org after the event.
AWARDS: Age groups are standard USMS age groups.
Awards to individual swimmers by age group:
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