USMS Sanction : 363-W001
|Swimmer Registration||Mon, May 6, 2013 12:00 AM||Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:59 PM|
THERE SHOULD BE PLENTY OF SPACE FOR DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION. ARRIVE BY 8AM TO REGISTER. AS OF AUGUST 16TH, WE HAVE ALMOST 125 SWIMMERS REGISTERED. SO WE ALREADY HAVE A NICE GROUP PLANNING ON ATTENDING.
LOCATION: Luther Burbank Park Swim Area 2040 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
COURSE: 1-mile triangular course, twice around for 2-mile competitors. Water temperature expected to be around 70 deg F. Wetsuits permitted.
TIME: Check-in begins at 7:30 AM and, should spaces remain, race-day registration closes at 8:00 AM. Competitors who wish to change divisions must do so by 8:00 AM. Mandatory competitor meeting at 8:30 AM; 2-mile race starts at 9:00 AM, 1-mile at 9:05 AM.
RACE DIRECTOR: Meghan Meinerz, 919-672-8542,
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 2013 USMS or foreign registered swimmers 18 years of age and above as of August 18, 2013. Non-members may pay a $20 one-event USMS registration and all non-PNA members must provide a current copy of their Masters registration.
RULES: Current USMS rules will govern this event. Neoprene wetsuits are allowed. Time limit: swimmers more than 250 yards from the finish at 11:00 AM will be picked up and returned to shore.
SAFETY: Lifeguards on paddleboards and volunteers in kayaks will monitor the course perimeter with the assistance of a motorboat for the purposes of evacuating swimmers who are unable to finish or who are experiencing a medical emergency.
AWARDS: Participation awards to all entrants. Special awards presented to the overall winners in each of the 1-mile and 2-mile events (wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions). Ribbons presented to the top 3 finishers in 5-year age groups in all four events.
ENTRY FEES: $50 by July 20th. Registration will increase to $60 on July 21st and through race day. Only 300 entries will be accepted. Online entries are paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events."
ENTRY DEADLINE: Online registration closes at 11:59 PM PDT on August 15. The availability of race-day entries will be posted at: http://www.IGLA2013.com/open-water-swim/
PAPER ENTRIES: Not accepted except for race-day registration, if space is available. See above.
RESULTS: Results will be posted at the finish line as they are available and on the IGLA website, see link above.
ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS: 2040 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island.
Parking is limited at the park, please plan to carpool or take advantage of public transit.
Sound Transit provides frequent service from Seattle and Bellevue via Route 550 to the Mercer Island Park and Ride which is only a 5 minute walk to the park. From the park and ride, walk east on North Mercer Way for 0.2 miles until the intersection of Island Crest Way and SE 26th St. Turn left and walk (0.1 mile) to end of the road. Walk directly into the park here.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This event is part of a 5-day series of international aquatic championships hosted by the Orca Swim Team. See http://www.IGLA2013.com/ for more info. Note that registration fee for the overall IGLA Championships event is not required for the Open Water Swim.
Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."