2016 Whiskeytown Open Water Swim

Redding Swim Team

Sunday, September 11, 2016

USMS Sanction : 386-W006

Redding Swim Team

Open Water Registration


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Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2017 Whiskeytown Open Water Swim

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Thu, Jun 16, 2016
08:00 AM
Mon, Sep 5, 2016
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 300 entrants.
Currently there are 126 entrants.

Host: Redding Swim Team

Event Sanctioning:  The Masters 1 & 2 mile swims are USMS/Pac Masters sanctioned events. All swimmers must be current 2015 registered members of USMS in order to compete.  To join or renew, go to www.usms.org/reg.

Meet Director: Erica Wyse erica.wyse@gmail.com
Registrar: Chris Anderson
Head Referee: Rob Griffith

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 $5 daily parking fee. The parking passes may be obtained at the visitor’s center or from a vending machine located near the parking lot.

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 Fees:
1 mile: $35 (late or race day $40)
2 mile: $35 (late or race day $40)
Both 1 mile and 2 mile: $45 (late or race day $55)
Fees include swim cap, pre/post-race refreshments, and $5 per swimmer insurance surcharge.
Official T-shirt: $15 (late or race day $20)
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 $25.00.

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.

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

Online Registration closed on 9/5/2016.