2018 Fire Island 400 Meter and 1 Mile Ocean Swim Charity Fundraising Event

Open Water Swim LLC

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Open Water Swim LLC

Open Water Registration

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Feb 12, 2018
12:00 AM
Mon, Jul 2, 2018
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 100 entrants.
Currently there are 30 entrants.

Sanctioned by USA Swimming: pending Sanction #180790-OW 

This registration is intended for Youth members of USA Swimming.

If you are an ADULT member of U.S. Masters Swimming, click to proceed to the other registration for adult events on this same date.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:  The 400 Meter and 1 Mile Ocean Swim hosted by Open Water Swim LLC is an open water swim charity event that will start/finish at Atlantique, Fire Island, ocean side.   The 1 Mile is open to 11-17 year old USA-Swimming members and One-Event participants,  The 400 Meter race is open to 10 and under USA-Swimming members and One-Event participants.

COURSE INFORMATION:   The 1 Mile race starts on the beach, right shoulder turn through the gates and will run from Atlantique west .5 miles loop to Fair Harbor, left shoulder turn and back to Atlantique, left shoulder turn at finish buoy.  The 400 Meter starts on the beach and runs east of the longer distance swims.   400 Meter swimmers will swim through the gates, left shoulder turn and swim 200 meters out parallel to the beach, left shoulder turn at the turn bouy and back to the starting point, right shoulder turn.  All swimmers will start and finish on the beach. The race course is in the ocean approximately 30 feet off shore swimming parallel to the shore line. Start/finish will be on the beach to the West of Atlantique lifeguard stand. Swim course will be clearly marked with many brightly marked buoys.  Race Director may modify course if dangerous conditions arise.  Wave designations and swim direction will be determined closer to race date subject to number of race entrants and weather conditions. Expected water temperature range is 66-70°F with some chop and currents due to wind, and the possibility of flotsam, jetsam and jellyfish.

EVENT LOCATION: Race headquarters will be located at Atlantique Beach on ocean front. There are restroom facilities, showers, and changing areas available. There is also a food market area for drinks, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner).  For more information, go to Session Stands on Facebook. We encourage swimmers to pack a cooler with food and beverage for convenience. Race check-in and the awards ceremony will both be held on the beach to the west (right) of the lifeguard stand at Atlantique Beach.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 2018 USA-Swimming/Metropolitan Swimming Inc. registered swimmers. All swimmers participating in this event must be registered by the day of the meet. Registrations will not be accepted on race day.  Age determination date for this event is Saturday, July 7, 2018. USA-Swimmers MUST provide their USA member #s, birthdate and name as it appears on their membership cards.  400 meter swim will only be open to USA Swimmers 10 years and under.
For non-members of USA Swimming, the Single Event / Single Meet Application must be filled out and an additional fee of $22 must be paid.

FIELD LIMIT:  Maximum number of swimmers 100 on a first-received basis.

ACCEPTANCE:  Each swimmer will need to provide information about their swimming history and pace per mile, provide 2018 USA member #s, birthdate and name as it appears on their membership cards, and sign a waiver.  Once race organizers review and accept the application, swimmer must pay entry fee online. All applicable 2018 USA Swimming rules, regulations and safety requirements will be enforced.

RULES: Current USA-Swimming Rules and Regulations will apply. The USA Swimming Code of Conduct is in effect for the duration of this event.

RACE ORGANIZER: Bryan Krut, Phone 516-356-5306  Email bkrutowswimli@gmail.com

COACHES: In accordance with Metropolitan Swimming Inc. Policy, only those coaches who display current, valid USA Swimming credentials will be permitted to act in a coaching capacity.

SAFETY:  Open Water Swim LLC Safety Procedures will be in effect. Officials will be present throughout warm-up and competition, and have the authority to remove, with the concurrence of the Event Referee, any swimmer, coach, club, or spectator for failure to follow safety rules. Fire Island Ocean District Lifeguards, Salt Air Lifeguards, kayaks, stand up paddlers and Jet Ski with rescue sled and licensed operator will monitor the course. Saltaire Town EMT and Fire Department will be on call.  The EMT and FIOD will be performing normal duties. Suffolk Police will transport distressed swimmers to Good Samaritan Hospital located in West Islip approximately 30 minutes away should this type of assistance be needed.  Swimmers in the water in need of assistance will be transported to the beach since this is the fastest way to provide emergency aid.  No ambulances will be on hand since the Saltaire and Ocean beach ambulance is located only minutes from race venue. . In case of inclement weather or dangerous conditions, the event director may modify or close the course and prevent swimmers from completing the swim. Swimmers will be given a highly visible numbered swim cap that must be worn as the top cap during the swim. All swimmers must have their race number on their arms and caps. Body-marking (numbering) will occur on event day during swimmer check-in.

AUDIO/VISUAL: Use of Audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms or locker rooms. USA Swimming Rules 202.3 and 202.4

DISCLAIMER: "Upon acceptance of his/her entry, the participant waives all claims against the Town of Islip, Open Water Swim LLC, Fire Island Ocean Rescue., USA Swimming Inc., their agents or representatives, host facilities, event sponsors, and event committees for any injury occurring as a result of the event. It is understood that USA Swimming, Inc. and Open Water Swim LLC, shall be free from liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event. Finally, I specifically acknowledge that I am aware of all the risks inherent in Open Water swimming and agree to assume those risks.”

SWIMMER ESCORTS:  Safety and escort craft will be provided and will accompany swimmers throughout the event.  Support craft other than designated race craft are not permitted.  

AGE GROUPS: 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 boys and girls.

ENTRY LIMIT:  Swimmers may participate in one (1) event only. NO wetsuits may be worn.

10 & under: 400 meters
11&12, 13&14, 15-17: ONE mile

TIMING: Electronic timing chips will be used. Each swimmer will wear an electronic timing chip on an ankle bracelet to automatically record his or her time. Timing chips will be collected at the finish area. Swimmers who fail to return their timing chip will be assessed a $30 charge.

AWARDS:  Awards will be presented to the top three finishers by gender in each age group and race division. Special awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners in each race category/division. Award ceremony will be held at the start/finish line on the beach 45 minutes after the last swimmer has exited the water.

GOODIES:  Commemorative event shirt, generous goodie bag, and pre- and post-race refreshments.

RESULTS:   Results will be posted online at www.usaswimming.org and www.openwaterswimli.com

9:00AM         Check-In begins
10:30AM        Check-In ends
10:45AM*       Mandatory race briefing at course start for all swimmers
11:00AM        400 Meter USA (10 and under) Swimmers begin
11:15AM        5K Swimmers begin
11:30AM        1 Mile Adult Swimmers begin
11:40AM        1 Mile Youth USA Swimmers begin
1:00PM         Award ceremony (400 Meter & 1 Mile Swimmers)
3:00PM         Race ends
3:30PM         Awards ceremony (5K National Championship)

400 METER (10 AND UNDER) REGISTRATION:       Until July 2, 2018                 $15.00
1 Mile USA SWIMMERS 11-17 YEARS OF AGE:       Until July 2, 2018                 $25.00
For non-members of USA Swimming, the Single Event / Single Meet Application must be filled out and an additional fee of $22 must be paid.

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Final mail-in entry deadline is RECEIVED (not postmarked) by 5:00PM on Friday, June 29, 2018.  No Refunds will be granted due to cancellation of race due to weather and/or water conditions.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  Online registration (with VISA or M/C only) will remain open until 11:59PM  Monday, July 2, 2018.  Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from ClubAssistant.com. No Refunds will be granted due to cancellation of race due to weather and/or water conditions.
Secure online event registration here on Clubassistant.com

To comply with safety plan, race day registration will NOT be available.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

ONLINE registration CLOSES at 11:59PM on Monday, July 2, 2018 

Direct inquiries to Race Organizer Bryan Krut via email bkrutowswimli@gmail.com or mobile 516-356-5306
Online event info updates at www.openwaterswimli.com

FUNDRAISING:  Please make every attempt to fundraise as we have lined up a great charity that needs financial support!  Donations are at swimmers discretion, from $5.00 to $500+.  We are raising funds for HOSPICE Care Network Children and Family Bereavement.  Make donation checks payable to St. Frances Sports Inc. 501C(3) NON PROFIT Organization and mail to:  53 Degnon Blvd, Bay Shore, NY 11706.


We have scheduled a special ferry for pick up at the Bay Shore Marina at promptly 9:20am!   Fire Island Ferries will be picking up our swimmers at the CLINTON AVE FERRY DOCK located at the Bay Shore Marina South of Montauk HWY all the way down to end.  150 Clinton Ave Bay Shore NY 11706 PH:  631-665-3600  .  It is approx. $8 for parking (Cash Only).  When you enter into the parking area keep the bay to your right all the way down to end.  Park by Nicky’s on The Bay Restaurant.  Ferry leaves right from there.  We will have volunteers there to answer any questions.  DONT BE LATE.  Give yourself plenty of time to make this ferry!!!

Find directions to Fire Island Ferry at www.fireislandferries.com with info about Fire Island at www.theislips.com/atlantique.php.  NOTE: If you'd like to go earlier, you can take the 7am Ferry to Ocean Beach.  This Ferry will make a special stop at Atlantique Beach the day of our swim (only).  This is highly recommended….it will give you more time to relax and prepare for the event.

There is a scheduled 9:10am from the MAIN TERMINAL in Bay Shore: 99 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, 11706:  www.fireislandferries.com/schedules/dunewoodatlantique/
The Clinton Ferry Dock is more convenient for those driving and wanting to park your car.  It is cheaper and easier to park.  DON'T BE LATE.  Give yourself plenty of time to make this ferry!!!

RETURN FERRY: There will be a 3:30pm and 5:30pm ferry that leaves Atlantique FI and will bring you right back to your car at the Bay Shore Marina/Clinton Ferry Terminal as well as the Main Terminal.

BY PRIVATE BOAT: Atlantique docking is available on a first-come first-served basis. The dock master monitors VHF Ch. 9 or you can call the dock master’s office (631-767-0234 ). There is anchorage on either side of the marina so you can anchor out if you like. This will save on fees and give you more privacy.

Fire Island is a beautiful seasonal resort destination.  Ocean Beach is the metropolis of Fire Island and is located only 1 mile east of Atlantique beach.  Ocean Beach has a number of great restaurants like Maguires on the Bay, as well as retail shops, bars, and hotels.  Atlantique is an easy walk on the beach – just head west 1 mile (ocean side) or you can take a quick water taxi: Fire Island Water Taxi (call 631-665-8885 ).  If you plan on staying at Ocean Beach, book it early as hotels fill up quickly! Here’s a link to Trip Advisor: Hotels in Fire Island.  Make sure you select hotels in Ocean Beach!

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

Online Registration closed on 7/2/2018.

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