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The Open Water Championship (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Lake Erie, Allegheny Mountain)

Date:  Wednesday June 30, 2021 (Canceled)

Update on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - The Meet Committee has decided to cancel the 2021 Open Water Championship due to Water Contamination Advisories at 3 Alternatove Sites (see Notice Below)

Notice of Cancellation - The 2021 Open Water Championship

Location: Voice of America Park, West Chester, Ohio

Video of Venue: The USA Triathlon Junior National Championship (click link)

2021 Meet Information Book

2021 Safety Plan  PDF   PowerPoint

2021 Event File

Entry Instructions - Important

Water Quality Report

Open Water Officials Zoom Webinar - Thursday, June 24, 2021 7:30 PM EST

  • A Unique Open Water Official Training Zoom Webinar for New & Experienced Open Water Officials, with Master Instructor Tom Lombardo (FINA OW Referee).
  • Advanced Registration is Recommended (so we can enter you in OTS for a learning opportunity credit)
    • Register Here (click link), and you receive information and link for the Zoom Webinar

 


                                                                          

2021 Central Zone Open Water Swimming

Date:  Friday June 18, 2021 - Competition (OW Clinic - Thursday, June 17 @ 3:30 PM)

Location: Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

  • Current Roster - updated June 10, 2021
  • Zone Open Water Head Coach - KC Vann (USA-OH)
  • Meet Information Book (click link)
  • Entry Instructions -
    • All entries into the 2021 Central Zones Open Water Championship will be completed by the Ohio Open Water Coordinator - Chip Carrigan
    • Entry deadline is Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 12:00 noon - no exceptions
    • Entry Fee - Ohio Swimming covers your Entry Fee
    • To Enter your Athlete - Entries Are Now Closed
  • Special Note: The 2021 Zone Open Water Championship is a qualifying event for the (I'm validating this with USA Swimming):
    • 2022 5K Open Water National Championship
      • Finish in the Top 3 at the 2021 Central Zone 5K Open Water
    • 2022 5K Junior National Championship (14-15 Age Group)
      • Finish in the Top 5 at the 2021 Central Zone 5K Open Water
      • Be 14-15 (FINA Age on 12-31-2022) at the 2022 5K Junior National Championship
    • 2022 7.5K Junior National Championship (16-17 Age Group)
      • Finish in the Top 5 at the 2021 Central Zone 5K Open Water
      • Be 16-17 (FINA Age on 12-31-2022) at the 2022 7.5K Junior National Championship

Any questions? Contact Chip Carrigan, Open Water Coordinator, [email protected]


USA Swimming Open Water National Championship

April 16-18, 2021  Location: Ft Meyers Beach, FL

Schedule (Final Schedule Coming when announced):

  • Friday April 16, 2021  10K National: Women (8:00 AM) - Men (10:30 AM)
  • Saturday, Apr 17, 2021  5K Junior National [16-U*]: Men (8:00 AM) - Women (8:05 AM)
  • Sunday, April 18, 2021
    • 5K National: Men (7:30 AM) - Women (7:35 AM)
    • 7.5K Junior National [17-18*]: Men (11:00 AM) - Women (11:05 AM)
  • * Age - OWS 1.2 "The age for all competitors will be considered as at 31st December for the year of the competition"
  • 2020 Open Water Nationals Qualifiers for all 8 Events are listed here (coming soon)

Entry & Deadline:

  • Entry is done through USA Swimming OME (click link)
  • Entry Period Opens on February 23, 2021 (12:00 noon Mountain Time)
  • Entry deadline is April 11, 2021 (11:59 PM Mountain Time)

Complete Meet Information - Click Link - USA Swimming