|Swimmer Registration||Mon, Jan 16, 2023 08:00 AM||Thu, Mar 2, 2023 11:59 PM|
This competition is limited to the first 100 entrants.
Currently there are 64 entrants.
Sanctioned by the Florida LMSC for USMS Inc., Sanction # 143-W001
In granting this sanction it is understood and agreed that USMS shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event. It is further understood that USMS and Swim Melbourne Masters shall be free and held harmless from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event.
NOTICE: By entering this event, the athlete consents to the publication, via electronic, print or other media, information and/or imagery related to their participation at this event. Such information and imagery may include, but is not limited to, photographs, video, web casting, television, psych sheets and live event results. Official results will be posted on the Internet at https://www.swimmelbmasters.com/
USE OF AUDIO AND VISUAL: Use of any audio or visual recording devices, including but not limited to film and digital cameras, cell phones and tablets, and Google Glass is not permitted in changing areas/ restrooms. Violation of this recording prohibition may result in ejection from the location by the Event Directors or their designee.
EVENT Director: Zena Courtney, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 651-0823
EVENT Referee: Lisa Smoak, LisaSmoak22@gmail.com, (321) 266-4808
EVENT Independent Safety Officer: B. J. Graham, email@example.com, (321) 403-1082
LOCATION: Paradise Beach at Howard E. Futch Memorial Park, 2301 Florida A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903, Amenities include food trailer (11AM-7PM), restrooms, outdoor shower, trash, free parking, play area, sand volleyball courts and covered pavilions.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Paradise Beach at Howard E. Futch Memorial Park is located on the beach at 2301 Florida A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903. From I-95 North or South, take Exit 182/FL-518 E exit and head east 7.8 miles to stop light at A1A S/N HwyA1A. Turn right at light on A1A S/N HwyA1A and drive south for .3 miles, turn left on Paradise at entrance on left to Howard E. Futch Memorial Park, park in parking lot. Paradise Beach - Google Maps
SWIM COURSE: This is an open water ocean swim. The 1.5K race will be one loop of three turn buoys. The 5K race will be slightly longer than three loops of a 1.5K course. The course consists of three turn buoys. For all races, the start will be a beach start and finish. There will be a power boat to set and maintain the furthest buoy and to wave off any incoming boat traffic.
BACKUP SWIM COURSE: Should the waves on race morning be larger than 4 feet or should there be dangerous marine life in the water at the beach, the course will be changed to Suntree Rotary Park on the Indian River Lagoon with a similar configuration to the ocean swim. Location will be communicated via email and website updates the week of the event after consultation with Brevard County Ocean Rescue.
WARM UP/WARM DOWN: The warm-up and warm down area is any water that is not part of the racecourse but within the view of the Brevard County Ocean Rescue.
CONDITIONS: The expected water temperature: 70-76 degrees F. Each course is patrolled by Brevard County Ocean Rescue. Participants should be adequately trained for open water swims of this length. Previous experience in similar water conditions is highly recommended.
ABANDONMENT: If local condition/safety concerns lead to an abandonment during the race, athletes are required to follow the lifeguard instructions and other event supporting personnel. In such a case, the event shall be considered complete. The final placings of all athletes shall be determined by the Event Director. Situations not covered shall be determined by the Event Committee.
TIME: Howard E. Futch Memorial Park opens at 7:00 AM each day. Event check-in begins at 7:45 AM at the tables on the beach in front to the main lifeguard station. Registration for the 1-mile will close at 8:30AM, 5K registration will close at 10:00AM. Mandatory safety meetings will be held approximately 15 minutes before the start of each race. The 1-mile waves start 9:00AM and at 10:30AM for the 5K. Each event may have multiple waves that will start approximately 2-3 minutes apart; the number of waves will be determined by the number of entries. All race start times are approximate. Warm-up will be available starting at 8:00 AM near the start chute.
RACE CUTOFF TIMES: The cutoff time is 60 minutes for the 1.5K swim; 10AM with a 9AM start. 1.5K swimmers not passing the 3rd turn buoy by 50 minutes from the start will be directed to swim to shore from this buoy and will be disqualified. Athletes unable to finish within the cutoff time will also be removed from the course by safety personnel and disqualified.
The cutoff time is 120 minutes for the 5K swim; 12:30PM for a 10:30AM start. 5K Swimmers not passing the third turn buoy on second lap within 100 minutes from the start will be directed to swim to shore from this buoy and will be disqualified. Athletes unable to finish within the cutoff time will also be removed from the course by safety personnel and disqualified.
(online thru Thurs 3/2/2023)
|Race day registration||$75||$90||$155|
|USMS One-Event registration||$20||$20||$20|
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "SWIM MELBOURNE MASTERS."