2021 Mission Mile Open Water Race - USMS/Adults

Mission Viejo Masters

Sunday, September 12, 2021

USMS Sanction : 331-W001

Mission Viejo Masters

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09:15 AM
Mon, Sep 6, 2021
11:59 AM

Hosted by Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters

This is a Dual-Sanctioned Open Water Event:
Sanctioned by Southern Pacific Masters Swimming LMSC for USMS, Inc. #331-W001
Sanctioned by Southern California Swimming for USA Swimming #OW21-171

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Check-in and Warmups 8:00am
1 Mile Race Start 9:00am

Location: Lake Mission Viejo (North Beach) 22555 Olympiad Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. From Interstate 5 Freeway EXIT at Alicia Pkwy. EAST on Alicia Pkwy to Marguerite Pkwy. LEFT on Marguerite Pkwy to Olympiad Rd. RIGHT on Olympiad Rd. North BEach Parking Lot Entrance will be on RIGHT.
Lake Entrance Fee: $10.00 per car

1 Mile (USA-Swimming ages 15/over, USMS ages 18/over)
800m (USA-Swimming ages 11-14)
400m (USA-Swimming ages 10/under)

RACE DAY TIMELINE: (Race Start Times are Subject to change)
8:00 AM – Check-in opens on North Beach
8:00 AM – Warmup begins in designated area
8:45 AM – Mandatory Safety Meeting for 1 Mile Event
9:00 AM – 1 mile first wave start (USA-S 15/over), then remaining waves start (USMS/adults) (fast to slow)
9:45 AM – Mandatory Safety Meeting for 800m Event
10:00AM – 800M (ages 11-14)
10:15AM – Mandatory Safety Meeting for 400m Event
10:30AM – 400M (ages 10 & Under)

COURSE MAP:  The 1-mile, 800m, and 400m courses will be marked with colored buoys. Swimmers will swim in a clockwise direction on the out-and-back course keeping the center line of buoys on their right. 

STARTS/FINISH: The event will start on the beach approximately 20 feet from the water’s edge. The finish will be on the beach marked with flags through the chute.

RULES: The current USMS and USA Swimming open water rules will govern the Event as outlined in Part 3 of the USMS 2021 Rule Book and Part Seven of the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Handbook. USA Swimming Rules 202.3.2 At a sanctioned competitive event, USA Swimming athlete members must be under the supervision of a USA Swimming member coach during warm-up, competition, and warm-down. The Meet Director or Meet Referee shall assist the athlete in making arrangements for such supervision. Current USA Swimming Rules, including the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (“MAAPP”), will govern this meet.

ELIGIBILITY: All swimmers must be registered with USMS for 2021 or USA Swimming for 20121 or foreign equivalents. You must submit a copy of your 2021 USMS card or USA Swimming card or foreign equivalent at check-in.
Age for USMS participants is Age as of December 31st, 2021, except for 18-year-old, who must be 18 on the day that they swim.
Age for USA Swimming participants is Age as of September 12th, 2021.
Note: One Day USMS Event (OEVT) registration membership and Single Meet USA Swimming membership will NOT be available.

should be able to swim a pool mile in under 45 minutes.
USA-Swimming/youth should be able to swim the following qualifying times:
1 Mile   Ages 15/over  Boys 18:59.09   Girls 20:20.49
800 M   Ages 13-14  Boys 10:22.19  Girls 10:47.00
800 M   Ages 11-12  Boys 11:18.59  Girls 11:29.29
400 M   Ages 10/Under  Boys 5:59.49  Girls 6:05.39

SAFETY/TIME LIMITS:  For safety reasons, participants should be adequately trained for competition. Previous experience is required, and participants should be able to swim a pool mile under 45 minutes. Swimmers not completing the One Mile race course in the required time of 45 mins will be removed from the course. Swimmers not completing the 800m or 400m courses in the required time of 30 Mins will be removed from the course.

A Safety Plan and General Safety and Thermal Plan for Warm/Cold Water Swims is on file.  Heat-retaining swimwear (e.g., wetsuits, neoprene suits). & neoprene swim caps will not be permitted if the water temperature of the lake is above 78°F

Since the safety of swimmers is of prime concern, the swimming event may be delayed or canceled due to bad weather. The Event Director and Lake Lifeguards will make this decision. There will be no refunds.

SWIMWEAR: No fins, buoys, or other devices will be allowed. Swimwear shall be made from textile materials and not contain clasps or zippers. For both men and women, the swimsuit shall not cover the neck and shall not extend past the shoulder nor below the ankles. Wetsuits are permitted in the USMS Wetsuit Division, if water temperature allows, and will be scored separately.  For USA-S participants, only swimsuits complying with FINA Open Water swimsuit specifications may be worn in any USA Swimming sanctioned or approved open water competition.


  • One Mile $50.00 if received before midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, September 5, 2021
  • 800M/400M $25.00 if received before midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, September 5, 2021
  • Fee includes refreshments, cap, and awards
  • One-Event (OEVT) USMS registration membership will NOT be available. Single Meet USA Swimming membership will NOT be available.
  • No Day-of-Race entries will be allowed.
  • Incomplete entries will not be processed.
  • There will be no refunds.

USMS Division – Ribbons will be awarded to the top 6 Men & Women in each age group: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, (additional 5-year age groups as needed), and to the top 3 Men & Women in the Wetsuit Division.
USA-S Division –Ribbons will be awarded to the top 6 Boys and Girls in each age group division.
Awards will be presented as soon as possible after the last swimmer has finished. 

Results will be posted at https://www.spmasterswim.org/open-water-results/ and USMS.org

RECORDING DEVICES: Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms, or locker rooms.

DRONES: Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (beach, lake, athlete/coach areas, spectator areas, and open ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches, officials, and / or spectators are present.

It is understood and agreed that USA Swimming shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event.

For more information, please contact Mark Moore via email at mvnswimcoach@gmail.com or via phone at 949-233-6521.  More event information and on-line registration available at https://www.spmasterswim.org/open-water-schedule

This is a Dual-Sanctioned Open Water Event: Sanctioned by Southern Pacific Masters Swimming LMSC for USMS, Inc. – USMS Sanction Number 339-W002. Sanctioned by Southern California Swimming for USA Swimming – USA-S Sanction Number OW21-171

Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
1 Mixed Wetsuit 1500 M Free 0
2 Mixed Non-Wetsuit 1500 M Free Psych 6 Heats Results

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

Online Registration closed on 9/6/2021.