CANCELLED: 7th Annual Aly Fell Open Water Swim

Bellingham Bay Swim Team

Saturday, August 29, 2020

USMS Sanction : 360-W003

Bellingham Bay Swim Team

Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Sun, Mar 1, 2020
12:01 AM
Tue, May 12, 2020
11:59 PM

COVID19 Update: 2020 Race Cancelled

Due to the Governors and the City of Bellingham’s COVID19 “Stay Home Stay Healthy” restrictions, we are sad to announce the cancellation of the Aly Fell Open Water Swim 2020.

But, we WILL be back in 2021 and we can’t wait to see you all then! 

If you had already registered, you will be receiving an email from us shortly regarding your registration fee.

Thank you for your support and your passion for open water swimming!

We hope to see you on the water! 

Keep swimming and we will see you next year! 

Suzanne and Heather (Race Directors)  and the BBST Swim Team

Sponsored by: The Bellingham Bay Swim Team

Location:  Lake Padden 4882 Samish Way Bellingham, WA 98229

Start: 9:00 AM      8:45 AM is a mandatory safety / race briefing
10K Race begins at 9:00am
800m at 9:05am
5K at 9:20am
2.5K at 9:30am

Entry Fee: $35 Meet Fee for 800 Meters (USA Swimming Only), $55 for 2.5 K, $65 for 5K and $75 for 10K

Early Bird Sign up!
 - $10 discount for registration prior to June 1 2020
 - $5 discount for registration June 1 to July 1 2020

Event Day Race Registration will be available at the race 8:00 – 8:40am for an additional $10
($45 Meet Fee for 800 Meters (USA Swimming Only), $65 for 2.5 K, $75 for 5K and $85 for 10K)

One Event USMS Membership is available in this online event registration.
USA Swimming Member Registration will not be available on site.

This event is limited to the first 200 entries.

Swimmers must wear the caps provided at check in.

Event Souvenirs and Post Race Refreshments is included in the meet fees.
 - Registration required before August 17th 2020 to guarantee race T-Shirt

Canadian Swimmers will be charged according to the CAD/USD exchange rate.

Credit card processing is handled by Events, and this is the merchant name you will see on your credit card statement.

For more information contact BBST:
Meet Director: Wes Sinclair
Meet Referee: Morris Arthur

Course: 1.25K rectangular course for 2.5K, 5K and 10K races. Out and back for 800m race.

Eligibility/Qualifications: Open to current USA Swimming, USMS and Canadian Masters registered athletes.

There are no Qualifying Times for this event, but you should be able to swim 2.5K in 50 minutes or less in order to enter the 5K and 10K distances. Coaches are asked to enter swimmers in the appropriate distance according to their age and experience.

Swimmers must be registered under USA Swimming, USMS and/or Canadian Masters Swimming. Proof of registration must be provided with entry.

Rules: Current USA swimming rules will govern this event for USA Swimming Participants and USMS rules will govern Masters participants. Use of a neoprene swimsuit, wetsuit or other non-porous attire is allowed in the Masters wetsuit division only. Pacers, Fins, pull buoys, snorkels, MP3 players are NOT allowed.

Water Temperature: The water temperature will be approximately 65-69 degrees.

Distances available: Four different distances will be offered 10K, 5K, 2.5K and 800 Meters. Please note that the 800m race if limited to USA Swimming members only.

Meet Package Pick Up: Every swimmer is required to check in and pick up their package between 8:00 and 8:45 am.

Awards: 1st thru 3rd place awards will be given in the Mens’ and Womens’ categories for each distance and event.

Timing: Timing will be conducted with chip timing and backed up manually with stop watches. Timers will be stationed at the finish line and will be started near the starting line via air horn and flag.

Water Safety: The course will be monitored by safety boats and paddlers. Swim caps will be given to all participants and are mandatory to wear for the swim. For safety reasons, swimmers who cannot complete the 1.25K course in 50 minutes are advised not to enter the 5K or 10K distances. Swimmers still on the course after the maximum permitted 3.5 hour time limit will be stopped and listed as DNF in the results. All swimmers will be body marked.

Event may be delayed or cancelled due to extreme weather, other emergency, and/or as determined by the Aly Fell Open Water Event Director, Facility/Venue Host, Safety Officials, and/or Event Referee.

Directions: From I-5
S on I-5: Take Exit 246 to N. Lake Samish. Go approximately 2.4 miles then take a left on Samish Way. N on I-5: Take Exit246 to N. Lake Samish. Go approximately 2.4 miles then take a left on Samish Way

Parking: All Participants can park in the Lake Padden parking area

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

Online Registration closed on 5/12/2020.
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