2023 Open Water Festival & USMS Open Water National Championship - USMS/Adults

Mission Viejo Masters

Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17, 2023

USMS Sanction : 333-W001

Mission Viejo Masters

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2023 Open Water Festival & U.S. Masters Swimming Open Water National Championship
Lake Mission Viejo
September 16-17, 2023
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 333-W001. Held under the sanction of Southern California Swimming for USA Swimming – USA-S Sanction Number OW23-202

DATE: Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, 2023            
START TIME: 9:00 AM

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 the RIGHT.
Lake Entrance Fee: $10.00 per car
 

SATURDAY - RACE DISTANCE: 1-Mile (USMS National Championship)


RACE DAY TIMELINE: (Race Start Times are Subject to change)
8:00 AM – Participant & Coaches Check-in opens on North Beach
8:00 AM – Warmup begins in the designated swimmer area, USA-S athletes supervised by a USA Swimming coach.
8:45 AM – Mandatory Safety Meeting for 1 Mile Event.
9:00 AM – 1-mile (13 and over) first wave starts (USA), then remaining waves start (USMS) (fast to slow).
9:45 AM – Mandatory Safety Meeting for 800m Event.
10:00 AM – 800M (11-14) wave start.
10:15 AM – Mandatory Safety Meeting for 400m Event.
10:30 AM – 400M (12 & under) wave start.

COURSE MAP:  The 1-mile and 5k 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 2023 Rule Book.  

ELIGIBILITY: All swimmers must be registered with USMS for 2023. You must bring a copy of your 2023 USMS card or foreign equivalent at check-in.

--Age for USMS participants is Age as of December 31st, 2023, except for 18-year-olds, who must be 18 on the day that they swim.

--Note: One Day USMS Event (OEVT) registration membership and Single Meet USA Swimming membership will NOT be available.

SUNDAY - RACE DISTANCE: 5K (USMS National Championship)


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 the designated swimmer area, USA-S athletes supervised by a USA Swimming coach.
8:45 AM – Mandatory Safety Meeting for 5k Event.
9:00 AM – First wave starts (USA), then the remaining waves start (USMS) (fast to slow).
 
COURSE MAP:  The 5k course will be marked with colored buoys. Swimmers will swim in a clockwise direction on the out-and-back course 4 times around keeping the center line of buoys on their right. 



TIME STANDARDS: USMS Participants should be able to complete the 1-Mile course within 45 minutes and the 5K course within 2 hours.(Note times will be used for safety and course management and will not be run through the SWIMS database. See Safety/Time Limits)

DISTANCE AGE MEN WOMEN
1-Mile USMS 30:00.00 30:00.00
5K USMS 1:38:00 1:50:00


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 in under 45 minutes. Swimmers not completing the one-mile racecourse in the required time of 45 mins will be removed from the course. Swimmers not completing the 5k courses within 2 hours and 30 mins may be removed from the course.

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

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 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, and not part of the National Championship.


ENTRY FEES:

Race Ages June 1--August 14 August 15--September 10
1 Mile (Saturday) Adult $60 $70
5K (Sunday) Adult $75 $85
 
  • All entries are due by Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 11:59pm
  • 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 2023 USMS card, or foreign equivalent
  • Incomplete entries will not be processed.
  • ONLINE ENTRIES ARE PAID BY CREDIT CARD TO MISSION VIEJO MASTERS.


AWARDS: 
--USMS Division – Medals 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.

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.

ONLINE EVENT MERCHANDISE STORE USMS National Championship and non-championship apparel pre-orders.

EVENT HOST HOTELS
 

HOTEL, DISTANCE FROM VENUE BLOCK DATES RATE (avg rate+taxes & fees) CUT OFF DATE FOR BOOKING RESERVATION LINK CONTACT BLOCK CODE
Ayres Suites
28941 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo
2 miles
Sept 15-17 (check out Monday) King/$139.00
2 Queen/$139.00
8/1/2023 CALL DIRECT
949-455-2545
Mention 2023 OW Festival
Hilton Garden Inn
27082 Towne Center Drive
Foothill Ranch
2 miles
Sept 15-17 (check out Monday) $159.00 8/1/2023 BOOK HERE
949-859-4000
Mention 2023 OW Festival
Hampton Inn
27102 Towne Center Drive
Lake Forest/Foothill Ranch
2 miles
Sept 15-17 (check out Monday) $169.00 (includes breakfast) 8/1/2023 BOOK HERE
949-597-8700
Mention 2023 OW Festival




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

1 Mile & 5K COURSE MAP:



BEACH AND PARKING


 

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

Online Registration closed on 9/10/2023.
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