36th Annual Donner Lake Swim and USMS 1 to 3 Mile Open Water National Championship

Donner Lake Open Water Swim

Saturday, August 13, 2016

USMS Sanction : 386-W003

Donner Lake Open Water Swim

Open Water Registration


This event is over.  Here is the next event in this series:

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 37th Annual Donner Lake Swim

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Wed, Jun 1, 2016
08:00 AM
Mon, Aug 8, 2016
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 400 entrants.

The Donner Lake Swim has SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all who registered for this year's swim. We sold out in record time.

Safety is our number one priority therefore we have a self-imposed cap of 400 swimmers. There will be no wait list and entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and/or non-deferrable.

2.7 MILES       
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 8:30 AM
Water temp. : 65-68°
Truckee, CA. Altitude: 5933 ft.

ENTRIES:  This event is open to 400 swimmers.  No refunds, transfers or deferrals for your entry!  Entry fees are $50 per person if you pre-register; $85 per person for registration on race day.  Registration opens June 1st at 8am.  Registration for this event will only be available at www.clubassistant.com (you are already here). All swimmers must sign the USMS waiver liability form.  No mail in entries will be accepted.  Online registration closes Wednesday, August 10th.  If the Donner Lake Open Water Swim sells out before race day, there will be NO race-day registration.

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.

SHIRTS: Shirts and sweatshirts may be pre-ordered with registration.  Limited numbers will be available for purchase on race day (PICTURES BELOW).

TIMING: Timing for this event will be provided by Lynn Mentzer and Dave Nolte.

SWIMWEAR: Only category 1 suits will be allowed as defined U.S. Masters Swimming Rule book, rule number 303.7, page 69 (www.usms.org/rules/part3.pdf)

A. Swimwear shall include only a swimsuit, cap or caps (including those made of neoprene when the water temperature is not greater than 78 degrees Fahrenheit) and goggles. Swim caps shall be defined as head gear conforming to a traditional swim cap design and shall not extend to protect the neck and shoulders. Nose clips, ear plugs, wristwatches and grease are also allowed.

B. The swimmer shall wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials. For both men and women, the swimsuit shall not cover the neck and shall not extend past the shoulder nor below the ankles.

No category II swimwear/wetsuits or swimmers with personal escorts will be allowed at the swim.

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

AWARDS: Special awards will be presented to the first woman and man to finish (18+ and 40+) and the top six finishers in each age group. All entrants will receive an official race cap and post-race refreshments and lunch.

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 and brunch from La Enchilada.  Brunch will include burrito  (chicken, beef or veggie) and drink.  Swimmers may purchase lunch(s) for non-participants for $12 each at the time of registration.

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.

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

CO-RACE DIRECTORS: Ryan Evans and Laura Harsh donnerlakeswim@gmail.com.

Hanes Ladies X-Temp Tank-Blue

4.5 oz. All colors are a poly/cotton blend
UPF 40 ratingContoured silhouette with side seams
Curved bottom
Vapor control that adjusts to body temperature
Pairs perfectly with Hanes X-Temp Tank. True to size

Bella Juniors Flowy Muscle Tank-Purple

3.7 oz. polyester viscose blend material
Low cut armholes
Curved bottom hem
Fashionable flowy fabric and fit. Junior fit.  Narrow cut body.

Men's Hanes X-Temp Tank

4.5 oz. All colors are a poly/cotton blend
UPF 40 rating
Vapor control that adjusts to body temperature
TaglessLadies complement is Hanes Ladies X-Temp Tank
True to size

Gildan Softstyle Jersey T-shirt-Blue

4.5 oz. 100% pre-shrunk ringpsun cotton jersey Heather colors are poly/cotton blends
Double-needle stitched for durability
Soft, lightweight cotton fabric-Runs small

Gildan Ultra Cotton Long Sleeve T-shirt-Blue

6.1 oz. 100% pre-shrunk cotton Sports Grey, Heather and Safety colors are poly/cotton blend
Double-needle stitched neckline and sleeves for durability
Comfortable ribbed cuffs.  Generous fit

Long Sleeve Shirt - Heather Gray with Geen Sleeves

Next Level Tri-Blend Baseball Raglan

4.3 oz. All colors are pre-shrunk polyester, cotton, rayon tri-blend material
Satin neck label1x1 baby rib knit collar
Raglan style sleeve. Runs small

Hoddie Sweatshirt - Heather Gray with Blue Sleeves
Independent Trading Raglan Hooded Sweatshirt

7 oz. All colors are a poly/cotton blend
Jersey-lined hoodDouble-needle stitching for durability
Thick flat contrast drawcord. Runs small

Hoodie Sweatshirt - Aqua Tie Dye
Port and Company Tie-Dye Hooded Sweatshirt

7.8 oz. All colors are a poly/cotton blend
Dyed-to-match drawcord
Hand dyed
Spandex-ribbed cuffs and waistband for comfort. True to size

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

Online Registration closed on 8/8/2016.