2019 Whiskeytown Open Water Swim

Redding Swim Team

Sunday, September 8, 2019

USMS Sanction : 389-W007

Redding Swim Team

Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Tue, Jul 23, 2019
08:00 AM
Fri, Sep 6, 2019
11:59 PM

Host: Redding Swim Team

Event Sanctioning:  The Masters 1 & 2 mile swims are USMS/Pac Masters sanctioned events. All swimmers must be current 2019 registered members of USMS in order to compete.  To join or renew, go to www.usms.org/reg. USMS single day membership available for $29.00.

Meet Director: Luke Blehm, lukeblehm@yahoo.com
Registrar: Chris Anderson
Head Referee: Paul Evans

Water Safety:  Swim caps will be provided to all swimmers and will be MANDATORY for the swim. The course will be monitored by both safety boats and paddlers. Individual escorts will not be allowed. A cut-off time will be enforced to ensure that no swimmers will be in the water longer than 1 hour for the 1-mile swim and 2 hours for the 2-mile swim.  A safety meeting for all volunteers and race officials will start at 9:20am.

Course & Water Temperature:  Both the 1-mile and 2-mile courses will be marked by buoys at 200 yard intervals. The expected water temperature of the lake is between 65 and 70 degrees.

Races and Start Times:
All events start and finish on the beach.
1 mile Masters start at 10:30am
2 mile Masters start at 11:30am
Check-In opens at 8:00am. All swimmers must check in 45 minutes before the start of their event.
All races start and finish on the beach.

Masters (both 1 and 2 mile): typical 5-year age groups starting at age 18 for male & female. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and registered with USMS to enter Masters events. Cat 2 suits (wetsuits) separated.

Location: Whiskeytown Lake National Park.  Brandy Creek Beach.

Directions & Parking: All swims start at Brandy Creek Beach. Take Central Redding/299W/Eureka exit. Follow Highway 299 west (toward Eureka) and just as you reach the lake, turn left at the tourist information center. Cross over the dam and continue until you reach Brandy Creek Beach.

Please Note that the National Park Service charges a $20 weekly parking fee. The parking passes may be obtained at the visitor’s center or from a vending machine located near the parking lot.  We will work with the Park Service to attempt a lower event fee for parking.

Accommodations:  Camping is available at Brandy Creek Campground. There are typically plenty of spaces available in September. Reservations are not accepted. Suggested Hotels in Redding: Red Lion: (530) 221-8700

Max Entries:
Race will be capped at 300 swimmers.

Entry Deadline:
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:59pm

Entry Fees:
1 mile: $45 (race day $50)
2 mile: $45 (race day $50)
Both 1 mile and 2 mile: $55 (race day $65)
Fees include swim cap, pre/post-race refreshments, and $5 per swimmer insurance surcharge.
Official T-shirt: $20 (race day $25)
Online entry is paid by credit card to ClubAssistant.com Events.
Entry fees are non-refundable.

LATE ENTRIES:  Race day registration will be available at the late registration table. All entrants must either mail a photocopy of their USMS card with their registration form, or bring it with them on race day. As per Pac Masters rules, a $3.00 look-up fee will be charged to those participants who do not bring their USMS card or have not pre-mailed a copy of their card prior to the event. A completed entry form with the exact entry fee will be appreciated for race day entries. USMS single day membership available for $29.00.

Results & Awards:  Special awards will be given to the top male and female overall winners in each of the four events. Awards (Whiskeytown Mugs) will also be given for the top three male and female winners in each of the age groups for Masters (USMS/Pac Masters).  Category 2 wetsuits not awarded. Awards must be picked up at the race; they will not be mailed.

Equipment: Swimmers wearing type 2 suits (wetsuits) will be scored separately but not awarded.  The use of fins, pull buoys, or other swimming devices will result in instant disqualification.  Soft hand paddles may only be used as a prosthesis - provided, in the opinion of the Race Director - they do not present a safety hazard to other swimmers.

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Online Registration closed on 9/6/2019.
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