2018 Open Water Championship @ Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, CT
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Registration Check-In will open at 6:00am for 5K participants and close at 7:10 for 5K participants.
Pre-Race Meeting will be for 5K participants ONLY. The meeting will happen at 7:00am on the beach near the starting area.
2K and Mini Mile REQUIRE REGISTRATION Check-In NO later then 8:45am
Warm-up will be available on the portion of the race course closest to the finish area. Between 6:00am-7:20am ONLY.
-A warm-up will be available on the portion of the race course closest to the finish area. Between 6:00am-7:20am.
-Pre-Race Meeting for ALL events will be at 7:00 am under the pavilion.
-ALL RACES REQUIRE REGISTRATION in BY 7:00 am under the pavilion
-This is an open water freshwater lake swim. The weather and water conditions are unpredictable; please use good judgment if you are uncertain about swimming in open water. The course is set; however, the race committee reserves the right to change the configuration and/or direction of each event due to race day conditions. The details of the race with landmarks are attached. Any questions about the course will be addressed at the pre-race meeting under the pavilion at 7:00 am.
-All swimmers who do not complete the course during the allotted time limit may be asked to retire from the race. Swimmers must finish within approximately 30 mins. of the first finisher for the 2K and 5K.
-NO ON-SITE OR SAME DAY MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION WILL BE PERMITTED
-Meet Referee: Dave Heller, firstname.lastname@example.org
-Volunteer Open Water Officials are welcome and encouraged to officiate. To sign-up, please visit https://fast.ctswim.org/CTNet/CFPaintForm.aspx?f=181 to sign-up.
-Schedules and wave assignments are subject to change depending on the number of entries and local conditions.
5K Championship (Eastern Zone National Selection Event)
Wave 1: 7:30 am – Male Swimmers Ages 16 & over
Wave 2: 7:35 am – Female Swimmers Ages 16 & over
Wave 3: 7:40 am – Male Swimmers Ages 11 to 15
Wave 4: 7:45 am – FemaleSwimmers Ages 11 to 15
Mini Mile Championship
(Approximate times below we will start one the Mini Mile is completed)
Wave 1: 9:30am - Females 12 & Under
Wave 2: 9:35 am - Males 12 & Under
2K EZ Championship and CT Championship
Approximate times below we will start one the Mini Mile is completed
Wave 1: 10:00am - Male Ages 15-29
Wave 2: 10:05am - Female Ages 15-29
Wave 3: 10:10am - Male Ages 11-14
Wave 4: 10:15 am - Female Ages 13-14
Wave 5: 10:20 am - Female Ages 11-12
Wave 6: 10:25 am- Male & Female Ages 30 +
Since this is an open water event, does that mean we need some specialized equipment?
Here is an exert from the event host
- The weather and water conditions are unpredictable; please use good judgment if you are uncertain about swimming in open water. The water temperature is expected to be in the range of 70 – 75 F. Wetsuit rules for 2018: For open water swimming competitions in water with temperature below 20°C (68°F), men and women may use either swimsuits or wetsuits. When the water temperature is below 18°C (64.4°F), the use of wetsuits is compulsory. Wetsuits for both men and women shall completely cover the torso, back, shoulders and knees and shall not extend beyond the neck, wrists or ankles. The thickness of material/s used shall be minimum 3 mm and maximum 5 mm. Also, the outer surface of the wetsuit shall not include outstanding shapes, such as ridges, fins, etc.
Will RAC be required to supply volunteers?
- Any team that is bringing 5 or more athletes will be required to supply one adult volunteer
What if I have more questions? Who can I contact?
Contact your child's primary coach for additional guidance and support.
We hope to see everyone out at Lake Quassapaug for this unique racing opportunity!