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This event is over.  Here is the next event in this series:

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - RICE 2015 Open Water Carnival




RICE 2014 Open Water Carnival

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Rice Masters Swimming Meets

Open Water Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 10:17 AM CT on Monday, August 31, 2015.
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Location: Twin Lakes Scuba Park is a 31 acre aquifer fed lake.   It is located on Highway 6 just 1.8 miles east of Texas 288 in Manvel, TX. 77578.   Please note that Twin Lakes charges $5 per vehicle into the park.


Directions: Coming from Houston, go south on Texas 288, past the Sam Houston Toll way about 8 miles, exit Highway 6 and go east (left).   Twin Lakes Scuba Park is 1.8 miles down on the right side of the road. Entry into the park and parking is $5 per vehicle.   There are no changing rooms available, but there are portable bathrooms


Eligibility: All participants must be currently registered with USA Swimming to be eligible.   Proof of eligibility must be provided with entry. One day event registration fee is available for ten dollars, $10. Form attached.


Event Schedule: There are three events offered are listed below. Staggering start on all races.


1.    800 meter swim - 9:00 am, check in 7:30 am to 8:30am

2.   1600 meter swim - 9:45 am, check in 7:30 am to 9:15 am

3.     3200 meter swim – 11:00 AM, check in 7:30 to 10:00AM.

All swimmers will be started at the scheduled start time.   Staggered starts by age or sex may be used at the discretion of the meet referee dependent upon the number of swimmers entered in each event. 


Check  In: All swimmers must check in with the clerk of course.   All swimmers will be numbered by clerk of course for identification. Each swimmer must be numbered 30 minutes prior to the start of their race.


Race Info: The race course will be 800meters. The race will start and finish in the water.   It will be swum in a clockwise direction with buoys staying on your right shoulder. The finish shall take place at the floating dock.

USA Swimmers are not allowed to wear any device that will aid their speed.  


Weather: The meet will be swam under all conditions except thunder and lightning. If there is hazardous weather in the area we will delay the meet 15 minutes per occurrence. We will make every attempt to swim the races.



Awards: All participants will receive a race t-shirt. All male and female first place finishers in each age group of each race will receive a race and age group champion award.


Rules and Sanctions: The current USA Swimming and Gulf Swimming rules will apply. The meet will be held under the sanction of USA Swimming and Gulf Swimming. It is understood and agreed that USA Swimming and Gulf Swimming shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event. No entries can be accepted unless the entrant is a registered member of USA Swimming as provided in Article 302. On-deck USA Swimming membership registration will not be permitted.


Safety:              Safety is our prime consideration. While there are no qualifying standards for this event, you should previously complete a one mile swim in 40 minutes or faster in order to swim in this event. You should be healthy and in reasonably fit swimming shape. Swimmers will be allotted 20 minutes per .5 mile to complete the course.

Accounting for Swimmers – Each swimmer will be given a race number during the check in phase of the meet. After the pre-race meeting the swimmers will enter the lake from one dock and check in with the volunteers in charge of tracking the swimmers. These volunteers will be taking the total number of swimmers entering the water and their race numbers. During the finish phase of the competition the swimmers will exit from the opposite pier and have the same volunteers record their finish time, race number and order finish.

Location of Safety Marshall – The safety marshal will be located on land at the start and finish location.

Rescue Personnel and Equipment – Rescue personnel will be in kayaks positioned at each turn buoy and at the start and finish of the race. There will also be a motorized platform that will follow the lead pack of the race. All rescue personnel will have lifesaving buoys throughout the race. Water will also be available for emergency situations on the platform.

Location of First Aid and Safety Station- The first aid kit is located at the registration table near the start and finish line. There will be safety stations set up on shore nearest to the turn buoys in the water.

Medical Evacuation Plan- If a swimmer is struggling or needs assistance they should swim to the nearest shoreline and wait for the safety staff to arrive. If unable to make it to the shore the swimmer should wave their hand and stay in the same location, rescue personnel will come to their assistance. Swimmers will then be transported to the nearest shoreline or finish line by kayak. The safety marshal will determine the severity of the situation and take the necessary action. A M.D and EMT will be on site, and an ambulance to transfer any swimmers if necessary.

Weather Evacuation Plan – The meet will be swum under all conditions except thunder and lightning. If there is hazardous weather in the area we will delay the meet 30 min. per occurrence. We will make every attempt to swim the races. If there is hazardous weather during a race foghorns will be used to alert swimmers to exit the lake at the nearest point. Swimmers are to meet back at the registration area.


Deck Changing Prohibition: Changing into or out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is prohibited.

Audio/Video Recording Devices: Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in the area behind the starting blocks, in changing areas, restrooms, showers or locker rooms. Violators may be reported to law enforcement or other governmental authorities and/or may be barred from the facility during the sanctioned event.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Session 1 - 800 Meter Swim
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 800 M Free

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Session 2 - 1600 Meters
Meet Session starts at 9:45 AM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 1500 M Free

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Session 3 - 3200 Meters
Meet Session starts at 11:00 AM
# Sex Event
3 Mixed 3000 M Free

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 5/2/2014.
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