Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, CA
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:00am
Hosted by Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters
Sanctioned by Southern Pacific Masters Swimming LMSC. for USMS, Inc.
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 am (Sharp)
Location: Salt Creek Beach, 33333 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Parking is $1.00 an hour)
Finish Time: 9:30 am
Race Distance: 2.4 miles
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.
RACE DAY TIMELINE
7:00am Check-in opens on beach
7:40am Mandatory Safety Meeting
8:00am 2.4 mile first wave start
8:05am 2.4 mile all proceeding wave start (fast to slow)
2.4 mile (course X 3 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.
All swimmers must be registered with USMS for 2015 or foreign equivalents. You must submit a copy of your 2015 USMS card or foreign equivalent with mail in entries, and bring a copy of your current registration to day of registration with online entries. Wetsuits are allowed and will be are scored separately and will not be eligible for awards.
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 MEMBERS OF UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING. One day USMS event membership will NOT be available.
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 OC Lifeguards will make this decision. There will be no refund.
Chip Timing: Each swimmer will be given a timing chip to wear under the swim cap during the race to provide accurate times and finish places. Results and awards will be available within 30 minutes of the last swimmer finishing. Timing provided by One Time Racing.
Awards: Ribbons will be awarded to the top 3 men & women 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. Results will be posted at www.nadadoresroughwaterswim.org and USMS.org.
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.