Sunday, August 13, 2017
Open Water Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Thu, May 25, 2017 12:00 AM PT||Tue, August 8, 2017 11:59 PM PT|
|Hosted by Central Oregon Masters Aquatics
Sanctioned by Oregon LMSC for U.S. Masters Swimming, Inc.
Operating under Special Use Permit from Oregon State Parks
LOCATION: Eel Lake is a freshwater lake on the Oregon coast at William M. Tugman State Park, on U.S. 101 between Reedsport and Coos Bay. Expected water temperature is 67-71 degrees F., and will be posted on race day. No, the lake is not named for its residents; it’s named for its shape.
SWIMS: Adults—sorry, no swimmers under age 18—may enter any or all of the three swims. We’ll start with a 3000-meter swim, twice clockwise around an irregular pentagonal course (remember your geometry?). Then we’ll try a 600-meter Agility Swim on counterclockwise loop course. Finally, we’ll stage the 1500-meter swim, once around the pentagonal course counter-clockwise.
SWIM SCHEDULE (subject to change due to conditions):
8:00-8:40am Registration/Check-in for all swims
8:45am Required pre-swim meeting for 3000-meter swim
9:00am Start of 3000-meter swim
10:00-10:30am Registration/Check-in for next two swims
10:40am Required pre-swim meeting for 600-meter Agility Swim
10:55am Start of 600-meter Agility Swim
11:00-11:30am Registration/Check-in for 1500-meter swim
11:40am Required pre-swim meeting for 1500-meter swim
11:55am 1500-meter swim
ELIGIBILITY: Open ONLY to 2017 USMS members or foreign equivalents 18 + on race day. USMS “One-Event” membership—covering all swims—is available for adults 18+ only for $21.
RULES: Current USMS rules shall govern this event. Age will be determined by the age of the swimmer on December 31, 2017, except for 18-year-olds, who must be 18 on the day of the event. Category II suits—including wetsuits—are welcomed in all swims, but will be scored in a separate category in the 1500 & 3000-meter swims. See event website for swimwear details. For the 600-meter Agility Swim, swimmers may wear any swimwear or gear that they wish.
AGILITY SWIM: The 600-meter swim will be a special swimmer obstacle course, new this year! This will be a fun to find the kid in you and to test your athletic & cognitive abilities.
JUST FOR FUN: In the 1500-meter swim only, we have added a new category called ‘Just for Fun’ for swimmers who would like a more-relaxed, non-competitive participation swim experience. Swimmers in this category may use otherwise-prohibited devices like snorkels, buoys, paddles, fins, etc. They’ll identify themselves at the swimmers’ pre-swim meeting and swim with the rest of us, but for safety and fairness they’ll start at the back of the pack and avoid contact & drafting with those who are racing. We won’t report places or score them in any swimwear category, but we will report times as a courtesy. As we said—just for fun! The addition of this category is the national pilot of a new initiative to be integrated into our usual swims, aimed to attract new participants who might not be inclined to race or to swim without their favorite gear.
STARTS & SEEDING: The 1500 & 3000-meter swims will use a mass start. The 600-meter Agility Swim will use an individual start with a 20-second stagger, seeded fastest to slowest.
SAFETY—OUR PRIMARY CONCERN: Safety boats will monitor the entire course. 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—ONLINE ONLY (except day-of-race entries, which carry a $10 late fee)
Online entries must be received by Tuesday, August 8. After that, swimmers may only enter as a Day-of-Race entry, which carries a $10 late fee. Save some cash—submit your entries on time!
ENTRY FEES: One swim (500, 1500 or 3000-meter) is $25; two swims are $35; all three swims are $40. Entry fee includes pre & post-swim snacks and the swims themselves. Online entry is paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events".
OMS SANCTION SURCHARGE: There is a required a $5 per swimmer surcharge to cover the cost of USMS-mandated sanction insurance.
RESULTS: Will be posted at Eel Lake promptly after each swim and at www.comaswim.org and www.swimoregon.org after the event.
AWARDS: Age groups are standard USMS age groups.
SNACKS: Beverages, brownies, cookies, & fruit will be available, but lunch will not be provided.
SOUVENIRS: None. We’re trying to keep the cost of your swims down.
DIRECTIONS: Google William M. Tugman State Park, just off U.S. Highway 101 between Reedsport and Coos Bay.
PARKING: There is plenty of nearby parking in the park, with no parking fee.
CAMPING: Tugman campground has both reservable and first-come first-served campsites, as well as reservable yurts. Call 1-800-452-5687 for reservations. As a backup, try nearby Umpqua State Park, same reservation number.
WEBSITE FOR EVENT INFO: www.comaswim.org
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE GURU: Ralph Mohr firstname.lastname@example.org 541-269-1565
EVENT DIRECTOR: Bob Bruce email@example.com 541-317-4851
|Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."|