2013 U.S. Masters Swimming
2.4 Mile Open Water National Championsips
Nadadores Annual Rough Water Swim
Sanctioned by Southern Pacific Masters Swimming for USMS, Inc. Sanction 333-W003
Date: Sunday, August 4th, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 am (Sharp)
Start Location: Salt Creek Beach (see locations link for address and map)
Finish Time: 10:30 am
Race Distance: 2.4 miles
2.4 mile (1.2 mile X 2 loop) course marked with colored buoys. Swimmers will swim in a clockwise direction.
The event will start on the beach approximately 20 feet from the water’s edge and finish on the beach marked with flags through the chute at the computer-timing chip pad.
The average water temperature for this time of year has been between 62 to 68 degrees F.
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.
RACE DAY TIMELINE
6:30am Check-in opens on beach
7:00am Deadline for new relay entries and for any swimmer subsitutions for entered relays
7:40am Mandatory Safety Meeting
8:00am 2.4 mile first wave start
8:05am 2.4 mile all preceeding wave start (fast to slow)
9:30am 1.2 mile first wave start
9:35am 1.2 mile all preceeding wave start (fast to slow)
A public briefing of all swimmers held prior to the start of the event will include:
1. Course directions/markers/rules
2. Starting procedure and signals
3. Finish procedures and cut-off time
4. Procedure for getting aid while swimming
5. Participants’ obligations if they drop out
6. Opportunity for withdrawal if a swimmer has apprehensions as to their ability to participate
7. Positioning of the swimmers at the start so that the faster swimmers are at the front.
All swimmers (2.4 & 1.2) must be registered with USMS for 2013 or foreign equivalents.
You must submit a copy of your 2013 USMS card or foreign equivalent with mail in entries.
Wetsuits are allowed for the 2.4 and 1.2 Mile non-championship division but will not be scored and will not be eligible for awards. Online registration entries for USMS swimmers will be automatically verified at www.ClubAssistant.com.
One-Event (OEVT) registration membership is available for the 2.4 Mile and 1.2 non- National Championship race. To renew or join USMS Online, visit http://www.usms.org/reg/. One day USMS event registration is available for a $15.00 fee.
USMS open water rules will govern. Current SPMS Open Water procedures will be enforced and take precedence over any errors or omissions on this entry form.
ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OVER AND A MEMBERS OF UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING.
Our Primary Concern: For safety reasons, participants should be adequately trained for open water competition. Each swimmer must wear the provided swim cap on their head during the duration of the swim.
Previous open water experience is required and should be able to swim a pool mile under 30 minutes. Swimmers not completing the race course in the required time of 1.5 hours will be removed from the course.
Swimmers in the water after the time limit will be notified that the race is over and they must leave the water at that time. Results will show their time as Did Not Finish. (DNF)
Safety watercrafts (e.g., jet ski.) and lifeguards on paddleboards will monitor the entire course. Swimmers must wear body-marked race numbers on arms and cap for identification. Medical personnel will be on-site.
PROOF OF TIME/PERFORMANCE
2012 proof of time and race history is required for heat selection (fast to slow) for both 2.4 and 1.2 mile events. Swimmers must list 2012 open water experience or pool mile with proof of time.
Each swimmer will be given a timing chip to wear under the swim cap during the race to provide accurate times and finish places. Back-up timing will also be in place in case of lost timing chips.
Results and awards will be available within 30 minutes of the last swimmer finishing. Timing provided by One Time Racing.
Since the safety of swimmers is of prime concern, the swimming event may be delayed or canceled due to bad conditions. The Event Director and OC Lifeguards will make this decision.
All entrants will receive an official race cap. No fins, buoys or other devices allowed. Wetsuits are permitted, but not eligible for USMS awards and SPMS Open Water Series points.
Only USMS Category I swimwear is allowed (see http://www.usms.org/rules/part3.pdf, Rules 303.7.1 & 303.7.2). Category II swimwear (e.g., Wetsuits) are NOT eligible in the 2013 USMS 2.4 Mile Open Water National Championship (and Relays).
Individual: Special event awards for overall individual Men and Women winners. In the USMS 2.4 Mile Division, USMS Long Distance National Championship medals will be awarded to the top 6 men & women in each age group.
USMS Long Distance National Champion patches will be awarded to the winner of each age group. In the 1.2 Mile Division awards will be awarded for top 3 finishers in each age group.
Age groups are: 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, 85-89, and 90+.
Awards will be presented within 30 minutes of the last swimmer finishing.
Cumulative Relay Members:
USMS Long Distance National Championship medals to each member of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place relay teams in each relay age group; USMS championship patches to each member of 1st place relay teams. Results will be posted at USMS.org.
An official event shirt will be earned after completing the course in the required time of 1.5 hours for the 2.4 mile race and 1 hour for the 1.2 mile race.
Relays for the 2.4 mile event are cumulative. Swimmers may enter one same gender relay (4 swimmers) or mixed gender (2 men + 2 women).
All relays must be registered with the same USMS club and be registered for the individual event. Substitution of relay swimmers allowed up to 7:00am on race day.
Late race day relay PAPER entries only will be accepted until 7:00am with a late relay entry fee of $25 per relay.
Hilton Double Tree Suites at Doheny Beach. 34402 Pacific Coast Hwy. For more information call 949-661-1100. Group Code (UMS) On-Line Reservations
No refunds will be given.
SPMS OPEN WATER SERIES EVENT
Annual series of sanctioned SPMS swims with points awarded for places.