2022 Mission Mile Open Water Race - USMS/Adults

Mission Viejo Masters

Sunday, September 25, 2022

USMS Sanction : 332-W003

Mission Viejo Masters

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09:15 AM
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11:59 PM


Hosted by
Mission Viejo Nadadores

This is a Dual-Sanctioned Open Water Event:
Sanctioned by Southern Pacific Masters Swimming LMSC for USMS, Inc. – USMS Sanction Number 332-W003 
Held under the sanction of Southern California Swimming for USA Swimming – USA-S Sanction Number OW22-200

DATE: Sunday, September 25, 2022             

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

RACE DISTANCES: 1-Mile, 800M, 400M (Each race distance will be limited to 300 participants.)

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), then remaining waves start (USMS) (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/TIMING: 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. A chip timing system will be used. Chips must be worn on the ankle and turned in at the end of your race. There will be a charge of $30 for lost/missing timing chips and straps.

RULES: The current USMS and USA Swimming open water rules will govern the Event as outlined in Part 3 of the USMS 2022 Rule Book and Part Seven of the USA Swimming 2022 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 2022 or USA Swimming for 2022 or foreign equivalents. You must bring a copy of your 2022 USMS card or USA Swimming card or foreign equivalent at check-in.
--Age for USMS participants is Age as of December 31st, 2022. You must be 18 years of age on September 25, 2022 to compete.
--Age for USA Swimming participants is Age as of September 25, 2022.
Note: One Day USMS Event (OEVT) registration membership and Single Meet USA Swimming membership will NOT be available.

Time Standards for USA-S Participants (Note entry times will be used for race safety and course management and will NOT be run through the SWIMS database. See Safety/Time Limits)

1500M 15yrs & Over 18:59.09 (1500m A min.) 20:20.49 (1500m, A min.)
800M 13 to 14yrs 10:22.19 (800m A min.)  10:47.00 (800m A min.)
800M 11 to 12yrs 11:18.59 (800m A min.) 11:29.29 (800m A min.)
400M 10yrs & Under 5:59.49 (400m A min.) 6:05.39 (400m A min.)

DISABILITY SWIMMERS: Disability swimmers are welcome. Please notify the meet director and meet referee, prior to the competition, of any disability and of the requested modification. The swimmer/coach shall provide any assistant(s) or equipment if required.

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

CONDITIONS: 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 smart goggles, smart watches, fins, paddles, 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 18, 2022. Late entry fee is $60. Entries officially close at 11:59PM (Pacific Time) on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
  • 800M/400M $25.00 if received before midnight (Pacific Time on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Late entry fee is $30. Entries officially close at 11:59PM (Pacific Time) on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Mail-In Entries – You must submit a copy of your 2022 USMS card, 2022 USA-Swimming card or foreign equivalent
  • Incomplete entries will not be processed.

--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: 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/

Mark Moore, Meet Director
Mission Viejo Nadadores
27474 Casta Del Sol, Unit 2
Mission Viejo, CA 92637
(949) 233-6521


Local Protocols & Requirements

NOTICE: All local, city, county, and state COVID-19 safety mandates at the time of the event will be strictly followed. This includes mandates on masks, gathering sizes/capacity limits, and spectators for events at the beach venue. If necessary, we will adjust the event to adhere to these mandates per our Safety Plan.

Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed Wetsuit 1500 M Free
2 Mixed Non-Wetsuit 1500 M Free

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

Online Registration closed on 9/22/2022.
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