The Hamden Hall Aquatics Club is proud to host the CT 1-Mile Open Water Swim Championships. The event is dedicated to the late Dave Parcells who championed the sport of open water swimming. In 2002 Dave became the oldest person and fourth American to complete a double-cross of the English Channel, raising over $140,000 for St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound.
Entry Fee: A: $45 Entry for all USA Swimming members (this includes food pass and t-shirt only) B: $50 Entry for all 12 and Under USA Swimming members (this includes t-shirt, park pass & food) C: $45 Entry for USMS members (this includes food pass and t-shirt only) D: $60 one-day USMS members (this includes food pass and t-shirt only) Age Limits: A: One Mile Championship (Minimum age of 11) B: Mini Mile (Minimum age of 9 – Max age of 12) Awards: A: USA Swimmers: 1st place for both Male and Female (11-12,13-14,15-16, 17-18, 19+) for 1 Mile Championship. Top 3 for both Male and Female (9-10, 11-12) for Mini Mile. B: USMS Swimmers: 1st place in each age group for both Male and Female Rules: Current USMS and USA Swimming open water swimming rules will govern this event. A one-hour cutoff time will be strictly enforced. Wetsuits are permitted but swimmers are ineligible for awards. Disabled Swimmers: We encourage the participation of disabled swimmers. Each disabled swimmer should contact Jen Lyman at 203-464-6903 in advance in order to plan for any special arrangements necessary for your participation in this event. Date: Saturday June 30, 2012 Mini Mile 9:00 am One Mile Championship 9:20 am Time: Registration Check in: 7:45 am Warm –up: 7:45– 8:50 am Briefing: 8:50 am Mini Mile Start: 9:00 am (all Swimmers) Championship Race Start: Wave 1 – 9:20 USA Male Swimmers Ages 15+ Wave 2 - 9:25 USA Female Swimmers Ages 15+ Wave 3 - 9:30 USA Male Swimmers Ages 11-14 Wave 4 - 9:35 USA Female Swimmers Ages 11-14 Wave 5 – 9:40 USMS Male Swimmers Wave 6 – 9:45 USMS Female Swimmers Wave 7 – 9:50 USMS Wetsuit Swimmers (Waves subject to change based upon entries) Timing: Electronic CHAMPIONCHIP TIMING will be used. Each swimmer will wear an electronic timing chip secured by an ankle bracelet to automatically record their time as they run across the finish line. The timing chip must be returned or a $30 charged will be assessed to the swimmer for failing to return the chip. Location: Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, CT Facility Description: 60 Foot Deep, Spring Fed, Fresh Water Lake No need to worry about jellyfish, horseshoe crabs or salt water. Safety Kayaks will line the race course. Volunteers: Each CSI Team sending 5 or more swimmers will be required to provide one adult volunteer for the event. Race Director: Jen Lyman 203-464-6903 firstname.lastname@example.org