39th Annual Donner Lake Swim

Donner Lake Open Water Swim

Saturday, August 10, 2019

USMS Sanction : 389-W004

Donner Lake Open Water Swim

Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Thu, May 30, 2019
12:00 PM
Fri, May 31, 2019
11:59 PM

2.7 MILES 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019 8:30 AM
Water temp. : 65-68°
Truckee, CA. Altitude: 5933 ft.
Santion #389-W004

ENTRIES:  This event is open to 450 swimmers.  No refunds, transfers or deferrals for your entry for any reason including force of nature or cancellation of the event!  Entry fees are $60 per person if you pre-register; $85 per person for registration on race day.  Registration opens May30th at 12pm. All swimmers must sign the USMS waiver liability form.  No mail in entries will be accepted.  Online registration closes August 1st.  If the Donner Lake Open Water Swim sells out before race day, there will be NO race-day registration.
Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

CHECK-IN: Check-in and race day registration will begin at 6:30 AM and close at 8:00 AM. Pre-race instructions will take place at 8:15 AM.

MERCHANDISE: Shirts, sweatshirts, hats, water bottles, and more may be pre-ordered with event entry, or on this public shopping cart until July 15, 2019.  Limited numbers will be available for purchase on race day. For a peek at samples of all items, click here.

TIMING: Chip timing for this event will be provided by Lynn Mentzer.  $50 will be charged for lost chips.

SWIMWEAR: Category I and II suits will be allowed in this years swim. (Information on Categories found here)

DIVISIONS: Masters divisions 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.; male and female. No entrants under 18 years of age are permitted.

AWARDS:  Awards given to top three finishers in each age group for Category I swimmers.  All entrants will receive an official race cap and post-race refreshments.

PARKING: This is a point-to-point swim with parking available in designated parking areas at the start and at the finish.  At the start of the race, you may park at the Donner Museum parking lot for a fee or on the south side of Donner Pass Road (absolutely NO parking on the north side of Donner Pass Road).  At the finish, you may park at the West End Beach parking lot.  A shuttle will operate between the start and finish from 6:30 AM to noon. Spectators must pay the West End Beach admission fee.  Animals are not allowed in the park.

LUNCH: SNM will provide post race recovery refreshments.  You may purchase a lunch for your self and non-participants from the Liberty Food Truck.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Accommodations in the area are limited, so make your reservations early! Campers should call 800-444-PARK for reservations for Donner Memorial State Park (located at the start of the race).

SAFETY: Bright colored caps will be provided and must be worn during the swim. The course will be patrolled by safety craft. Life jackets and "man in water" flags are required on all craft.

CUT OFF TIME: Cut off time will be set to two and a half hours. If a swimmer is still in the water at this time, they will be removed from the course.

EQUIPMENT: The use of fins, pull buoys or other swimming devices shall not be permitted except that soft hand paddles may be used as a prosthesis, if they do not present a safety hazard to the other swimmers.

WARM-UP:  A designated warm-up area will be provided. All swimmers wishing to warm-up prior to the race must do so in the designated warm-up area.

RACE START:  All swimmers must be out of the water at 8:15 am.

KAYAK: If you want to kayak for the race, contact JD McCrillis at jdm@greatcabinets.com.  If you would like to volunteer at the event please email donnerlakeswim@gmail.com.

ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION: www.sierranevadamasters.com

RACE DIRECTORS:donnerlakeswim@gmail.com.

Warm-ups start at 6:30 AM
Meet starts at 8:30 AM
Meet is estimated to end at 12:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 5000 M Free

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "DONNERLAKESWIM.ORG."

Online Registration closed on 5/31/2019.