Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, CA
Sunday, August 4, 2013 8:00am
Hosted by Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters
Sanctioned by Southern Pacific Masters Swimming LMSC for USMS, Inc.
Looking for the Non-Championship 2.4 and 1.2 Mile Swims at Dana Point?
Date/Time: Sunday, August 4, 2013 8:00am.
Check-in, Body Marking, Warm-ups from- 6:30–7:30am.
Mandatory safety meeting for all swimmers will be at 7:40am.
The first wave of the USMS 2.4 Mile National Championship starts at 8:00am followed by other waves (fast to slow).
The 1.2 Mile will start approximately at 9:30am.
Location: Salt Creek Beach, 33333 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629. There is a large lot for parking. (Parking is $1.00 per hour). Map Directions
Beach Access: Access road takes you to the beach area and Bluff Park. The access road is for lifeguards and emergency vehicles only. The road is not is not for personal vehicles. You must park in the parking lot and walk down the access road to the beach. North Beach Map
Course: 2.4 mile (1.2 mile X 2 loops) course marked with colored buoys. Swimmers will swim in a clockwise direction. The event will start on the beach approximately 20 feet from the water’s edge and finish on the beach marked with flags through the chute at the computer-timing chip pad. Course Map
Eligibility: All swimmers (2.4 & 1.2) must be registered with USMS for 2013 or foreign equivalents. You must submit a copy of your 2013 USMS card or foreign equivalent with mail in entries. Wetsuits are allowed for the 1.2 Mile and 2.4 non-championship division and will not be scored and will not be eligible for awards. Online registration entries for USMS swimmers will be automatically verified with Club Assistant. One-Event (OEVT) registration membership is not available for the 2.4 Mile National Championship race. To renew or join USMS Online, visit http://www.usms.org/reg/.
Rules: 2013 USMS open water rules will govern this event. (e.g., Part 2 & Part 3) and USMS Open Water Safety Objectives will govern this event. ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OVER AND A MEMBER OF UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING. One day USMS event registration is available for the 2.4 and 1.2 Mile USMS non Championship Divisions for a $15 fee.
Swimwear: Only USMS Category I swimwear is allowed for the 2013 USMS 2.4 Mile Open Water National Championship event (and Relays) (see http://www.usms.org/rules/part3.pdf, Rules 303.7.1 & 303.7.2). Category II swimwear (e.g., Wetsuits) are allowed for the 2.4 and 1.2 USMS non-Championship events.
Proof of Time/Performance: 2012 proof of time and race history is required for heat selection (fast to slow) for both 2.4 and 1.2 mile events.
Chip Timing: Each swimmer will be given a timing chip to wear under the swim cap during the race to provide accurate times and finish places. Back-up timing will also be in place in case of lost timing chips. Results and awards will be available within 30 minutes of the last swimmer finishing. Timing provided by One Time Racing.
The early online entry fee is $45.00 (paper $50.00) if received before 6:00 pm (Pacific Time) on Friday, July 12.
Online $65.00 (paper $70.00) if received between July 13 and July 20, 6:00pm.
Online $85.00 (paper $90.00) if received between July 20 and July 29, 6:00pm.
Online event entries are paid by credit card to ClubAssistant.com Events.
Day-of-Race fee (except 2.4 National Championship) $100.00.
Paper entries must include a copy of your current 2013 USMS membership card and must be post marked by Monday, July 23 or when event is filled.
Fee includes T-shirts for registrations received by July 20, 2013, refreshments, electronic timing, caps, and race bags.
Swimmers who wish to enter both the 2.4 and 1.2 mile races may do so for an additional $15.00 fee.
There will be no beach entries allowed for the USMS 2.4 Mile National Championships (limited to the first 400 entries).
NO REFUNDS – NO TRANSFERS – NO DEFERRALS – NO WAIT LISTS
6:30am Check-in opens on beach
7:00am Deadline new relay entries and for any swimmer substitutions for entered relays
7:40am Mandatory Safety Meeting
8:00am 2.4 mile race first wave start
8:05am 2.4 mile race start all proceeding waves (fast to slow)
9:30am 1.2 mile race first wave start
9:35am 1.2 mile race start all proceeding waves
Pre-Race Safety Meeting
A mandatory safety meeting briefing of all swimmers held prior to the start of the event will include:
1. Course directions/markers/rules
2. Start/finish procedures and signals/cut off times
3. Procedures for getting aid while swimming
4. Participants’ obligations if they drop out
5. Opportunities for withdrawal if a swimmer has apprehensions as to the ability to participate
6. Positioning of the swimmers at the start.
Safety/Time Limit – Our Primary Concern: For safety reasons, participants should be adequately trained for open water competition. Previous open water experience is required and participants should be able to swim a pool mile under 30 minutes. Swimmers not completing the race course in the required time of 1.5 hours for the 2.4 miles, and 1 hour for the 1.2 mile race will be removed from the course. Swimmers in the water after the time limit will be notified that the race is over and they must leave the water at that time. Results will show their time as Did Not Finish. (DNF) Safety watercrafts (e.g., jet ski.) and lifeguards on paddleboards and marshals will monitor the entire course. Swimmers must wear body-marked race numbers on arms and cap for identification. Medical personnel will be on-site. Read the Event Safety and Medical Plan at http://www.nadadoresroughwaterswim.org/w/index.cfm
Conditions: Since the safety of swimmers is of prime concern, the swimming event may be delayed or canceled due to bad conditions. The Event Director and OC Lifeguards will make this decision.
Relays: Relays for the 2.4 mile event are cumulative. Swimmers may enter one same gender relay (4 swimmers) or mixed gender (2 men + 2 women). All relays must be registered with the same USMS club and be registered for the individual event. Substitution of relay swimmers allowed up to 7:00am on race day. Late race day relay PAPER entries only will be accepted until 7:00am with a late relay entry fee of $25 per relay.
Individual: Special event awards for overall individual Men and Women winners in both the 1.2 and 2.4 races. In the USMS 2.4 Mile Division, USMS Long Distance National Championship medals will be awarded to the top 6 men & women in each age group. USMS Long Distance National Champion patches will be awarded to the winner of each age group. In the 1.2 Mile Division awards will be awarded for top 3 finishers in each age group. Age groups are: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90+. Awards will be presented within 30 minutes of the last swimmer finishing.
Cumulative Relay Members: USMS Long Distance National Championship medals to each member of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place relay teams in each relay age group; USMS championship patches to each member of 1st place relay teams. Results will be posted at USMS.org and nadadoresroughwaterswim.org.
Accommodations: Hilton Double Tree Suites at Doheny Beach. 34402 Pacific Coast Hwy. For more information call 949-661-1100.
Event Director: Mark Moore, email firstname.lastname@example.org phone at 949-233-6521.
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