Hosted by Southern Oregon Masters Aquatics
Sanctioned by Oregon LMSC for U.S. Masters Swimming, Inc.
Operating under Special Use Permit from US Forest Service
LOCATION: Lake of the Woods is a freshwater lake nestled 4900′ up in the Southern Cascade Crest. The natural spring fed lake is surrounded by old growth Douglas Fir, Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pines. Serving as the backdrop are the 9500′ Mount McLoughlin and the 7300′ Brown Mountain volcanoes. Probable water temperature on the day of the event is 66°F to 72°F.
This event is in conjunction with Southern Oregon’s Lake of the Woods Tri-Sport Weekend, which offers many events in which to participate. Have everyone pick events and bring the whole family out for a weekend of fun! More information about the event can be found here: http://lakeofthewoodstri.com/
A list of events and entry for each can be found here: https://XXXX
SWIMS: Swimmers may enter one or both of the swims. We’ll start with a 3000-meter swim, twice clockwise around a rectangular course. Then we’ll stage the 1500-meter swim, once around the rectangular course counter-clockwise.
SWIM SCHEDULE (subject to change due to conditions):
6:30-7:15am Registration/Check-in for all swims
7:20am Required pre-swim meeting for 3000-meter swim
7:30am Start of 3000-meter swim
9:00am Start of 17&Under 3000-meter swimmers and long-course triathlon swimmers.
9:30-10:00am Registration/Check-in for 1500-meter swim
10:10am Required pre-swim meeting for 1500-meter Swim
10:30am Start of 1500-meter swim
11:30am Start of 17&Under 1500-meter swimmers and short-course triathlon swimmers.
12:00pm Swim Awards (estimated start time)
4:00-8:00pm BBQ and Band
ELIGIBILITY: Open ONLY to 2019 USMS members or foreign equivalents 18+ on race day. USMS “One-Event” membership—covering all swims—is available for adults 18+ only for $21. Swimmers 17 and under are eligible to participate but must enter the non-USMS swim event (different than this USMS event) and their swims will be started at a different time and scored as separate events from 18+ USMS swimmers.
RULES: Current USMS rules shall govern this event.
Age will be determined by the age of the swimmer on December 31, 2019, except for 18-year-olds, who must be 18 on the day of the event;
Category II suits—including wetsuits—are welcomed in all swims, but will be ?scored in a separate category in the 1500 & 3000-meter USMS swims;
Swimmers in either swimwear category MAY wear a personal buoy (tow float) for identification and safety. These are defined as inflatable, tethered to the waist, and towed no farther behind than the top of the ankle;
Swimmers MAY make deliberate contact with craft and/or physical features on or near the course.
STARTS & SEEDING: The 1500 & 3000-meter swims will use a mass start.
SAFETY—OUR PRIMARY CONCERN: Safety boats will monitor the entire course. Swimmers must wear a brightly colored swim cap, have their race number on their arms or hands, and follow all announced safety rules without exception.
REGISTRATION—ONLINE ONLY (except day-of-race entries, which carry a $10 late fee)
Online entries must be received by Monday, August 6. After that, swimmers may only enter as a Day-of-Race entry, which carries a $10 late fee. Save some cash—submit your entries on time!
ENTRY FEES: One swim (1500 or 3000-meter) is $30; two swims are $40. Entry fee includes pre & post-swim snacks and the swims themselves. Online entry is paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events".
OMS SANCTION SURCHARGE: There is a required a $5 per swimmer surcharge to cover the cost of USMS-mandated sanction insurance.