USMS Sanction : 302-W001
|Swimmer Registration||Fri, Apr 20, 2012 12:00 AM||Fri, Jul 27, 2012 05:00 PM|
Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior/Wayzata, MN
Hosted by: Hopkins Masters/Genesis Aquatics
Sanction # 302-W001
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED
EVENT: 2012 USMS >9 MILE OPEN WATER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (10 Miles):
The course is a straight swim across the lake and back (“two lengths”). The straight-line distance between two beaches on Lake Minnetonka (Excelsior Beach & Wayzata Beach) is 5-miles. Individual swimmers will swim “one length” from Excelsior Beach to Wayzata Beach, and back to Excelsior Beach. Relays of two swimmers will have each relay member swim “one length” (5-miles). To view the course, visit: sites.google.com/site/minnetonkachallenge/
LOCATION/FACILITY: Excelsior Beach, corner of West Lake Street and 1st Street, Excelsior, MN 55331. Lake temperature in late July is usually between 75-80 F.
TIME LIMIT: Must be at the 5-mile (half-way/turn-around) by 10:30AM or you will be disqualified and asked to stop.
CHECK-IN & START TIMES (CST)
RULES: Current USMS rules will govern this event. Only Category 1 swimwear is allowed in the national championship swim.
ENTRY FEES (Online Entry is preferred):
Event registration will close when 100 entries have been received.
Fee includes T-shirts, swim caps, goody bags & snacks.
NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON!
Four registration deadlines and fees:
START/FINISH: All swims start and finish on Excelsior Beach (water’s edge) with finish about 5-10 feet from water’s edge.
TIMING: Manual timing with three back-ups. All finish times recorded and matched to finish order (by race number).
SAFETY: There are boats on this lake (boaters, skiers, fishers, etc.). Every swimmer must have an escort (canoe/kayak and paddler). Those coming from outside of MN may rent a canoe/kayak and request a paddler. Contact the race director for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Safety boats and lifeguards will monitor the entire course. A water stop will be available on the course at the halfway mark (5-miles). Swimmers must wear race cap and numbers on arms and back for identification. Medical personnel will be at start and 5-mi. Athletes will enter the water only after being identified and recorded by race number by a race official. In case of severe weather or other safety issue, the race may be postponed, cancelled or abandoned without refund. Safety info: sites.google.com/site/minnetonkachallenge/safety.
Swimmers will self-seed in heats according to estimated time. All swimmers must provide a real or estimated seed time. The Event Director reserves the right to change seeding.
USMS National Championship medals will be awarded to the top six finishers by age group and gender. Standard USMS age groups will apply. USMS Long Distance Championship patches will be awarded to gold medalists in each age group. Merchandise may be awarded to age group medalists.
LODGING/CAMPING/PLACES OF INTEREST:
Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), about 30-min. by car from venue.
DIRECTIONS: (Google Map: Excelsior Beach, Excelsior, MN)
From MSP Airport: Follow 5W/494 south to 494 West. Follow 15 miles to Exit 16B (Hwy 7 west). Follow 5.5 miles to 2nd Street exit. Follow to Lake Street and turn right. Follow along lake to West Lake Street. Turn left on West Lake Street and right on 1st Street. Driving time from MSP Airport is about 30-minutes.
PARKING: Off-street in residential area; or meters.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Contact Event Director or go to sites.google.com/site/minnetonkachallenge/.
Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."