Gulf Lake Longhorn Open Water Roundup

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

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Gulf LMSC Lake Longhorn Open Water Swim
South Central Zone Open Water Grand Prix Challenge

May 15, 2022

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Swimmers - Don't forget the Gulf First Meet Free Promotion (also for open water events) - make sure to tell your friends!
 
The Gulf LMSC is proud to be part of the first ever South Central Zone Open Water Grand Prix Challenge!  The event will have three distances offered for the newcomer to open water all the way to the experienced open water swimmer; 1.25K, 2.5K, and 5K.  This event is put on by Masters swimmers for Masters swimmers.  Find out what open water swimming is all about.

Location: Our venue is Lake Longhorn, 2391 Gun Range Rd., League City, TX. 77573. Free parking is located within 300 yards of the start and finish area. Portable restrooms are available, but there are no shower and changing rooms.

Event Sanction:

Event Director: Seth Huston, shuston@rice.edu, (713) 539-3041

Event referee: Louis Davis, louis.davis1776@gmail.com

Race Course: The race course will be a 1.25K rectangular course.  The start location is approximately in the same location as the finish (see map).  All starts will be in the water and each race will finish in the water at the finish chute.  Water temperature is expected to be in the high 70’s F.



Event Time Line:  Race check in, packet pick up and numbering will be held from 7:30-8:45am at start and finish area. Race day entries will be accepted till 8:15am for an additional $20.
A pre-race briefing will be held for all competitors at 8:45am at the start and finish area. Swimmers will be able to enter the water 5 minutes prior to race start to go to starting line.
  • 5K will start at 9:00am
  • 2.5K will start at 9:05am
  • 1.25 K will start at 9:10am

Safety: Each swimmer should be comfortable and confident in the water.  A participant should be able to swim ½ mile in under 20 minutes in a swimming pool.

Each swimmer will wear a bright colored event swim cap.  Each race will have a different color. Swim caps are required in order to help identify swimmers.  The race course will be marked with 4 large orange turn buoys.  Each turn will be a left turn (counter clockwise) and each swimmer must go around each buoy.  Lifeguards and support staff will be on the lake on paddle boards and kayaks.  All safety staff and race officials will be communicating through radio.  There will be an EMT on site for the event in case of an emergency medical situation.

In the case of thunderstorms in the area; if lightning is located within 8 miles of the venue prior to the race or determined to be approaching the area, the event may be delayed.  If lightning strikes within 8 miles during the race; the race official will sound an air horn and message all safety staff to stop and remove swimmers at the nearest land point.  This will effectively end the race for competitors still swimming.

Entry Fee: Regular online registration costs $45 and ends Tuesday May 10th at 11:59 pm. Late online registration runs until May 14th until noon and costs $65. Race day entries will be taken on site for $75 until 8:15 AM on May 15th. Each participant will get a cap, t-shirt and post race refreshments. 

Race registration: Event registration is available online at https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=2065&smid=14586

Event Updates: Refer to https://usmssouthcentralzone.org/open-water-challenge for event information and other races in the Southern Zone Grand Prix Challenge.
 

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "WWW.RICEAQUATICS.COM."

Online Registration closed on 5/14/2022.
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