Event

2018 ENDLESS SUMMER BEACH SWIM

Aug 18, 2018 (08:00 AM) - Aug 18, 2018 (09:00 PM)
August 14, 2018

Description

2018 ENDLESS SUMMER BEACH SWIM & PICNIC

SHORELINE 1.2 OR 2.4 MILE O.W.S.

USMS Sanction #:

Welcome to the Munster Masters Association 2018- 1.2 or 2.4 mile shoreline open water swim!

When: Saturday, August 18th, 2018. POSITIVE Check-ins starts at 7:00 a.m. C.S.T.-Required SAFETY meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. at the start line before the start of the event.

Where: Marquette Beach, 1 North Grand Boulevard Gary, IN 46403 Pavilion 4 (Lake Michigan)

Who: All USMS swimmers, both beginners and high level competitive swimmers, or those wishing to train for the upcoming big shoulders event OR complete and IRONMAN ½ or Full swim. Bring your families to cheer you on and stay for the after swim picnic and beach activities. The event registration is only open to the first 200 swimmers who mail in their entries; last years’ swimmers get preferred entry. Entry deadline closes August 14th at Midnight.

Eligibility: Event is open to U.S. Masters registered swimmers 18 years and older or Masters Swimming members of a FINA member federation. To register for the event, you must provide proof of current membership or purchase a One Event registration (OEVT). You may take care of membership registration during your event entry process.

Cost: $60.00 per swimmer, mail-in or electronically thru Club Assistant.

Seeding: Swims are seeded fast to slow using your submitted time. Seeding is by waves with 50 swimmers per wave. Each wave will be required to wear a color coded swim cap. Swimmers will be marked with registered swim number on one arm and one leg at Positive Check in

Timing: Timing will be done by chip.

Swim along the shoreline of the beautiful southern Lake Michigan. This is a perfect swim for those doing their first Open Water Event (weather permitting) as you can swim close to shore in waist deep water. The more competitive swimmers can swim in the deeper and faster waters 50 feet off shore. This is a perfect family and spectator event as your cheerleaders can walk along the beach to motivate the swimmers. Choose either a 1.2 mile (1/2 ironman) or the 2.4-mile (full Ironman) straight line course. The average water temperature at this time of the year is between 70-80 degrees with air temps 80-85+ degrees. After the swim stick around as we will grill out in the park for all swimmers, family and friends. We will also have beach volleyball nets set up and other great activities for the family. Last year swimmers were treated to special start of the race with the Planes from the Chicago Air-Show; this event is timed to take place at the same time. All swimmers who entered will receive an event Tee-shirt! This is also a great warm-up to the Big-Shoulders event in Chicago!!!

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