Connecticut Swimming's 2014 Open Water Championship will be held June 28, 2014 at Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, CT. This event is hosted by the Nutmeg Aquatic Club and held under sanction of Connecticut Swimming Inc./USA Swimming #L14-41.
Choose from 2 Events:A: 1 Mile Open Water Championship in Lake Quassapaug (Ages 11 +)B: Mini Mile Open Water Swim (approx 500yds) (Ages 9-12)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, one-day USMS members $60 (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: Overall 1st place for both Male and FemaleRules: 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.Schedule of Events:Registration Check in: 7:45 amWarm –up: 7:45– 8:50 amBriefing: 8:50 amMini 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 11-14Wave 4 - 9:35 USA Female Swimmers Ages 11-14Wave 5 – 9:40 USMS Male SwimmersWave 6 – 9:45 USMS Female SwimmersWave 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, CTFacility 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.orgSafety Chairman: Christina ForristallEvent Referee: Mike HuffmanEntry Chairman: Jen LymanEntry Deadline: CSI Team entries due by June 20, 2014. (There will be NO race day entries)Entry Format: Open to all USA registered swimmers and USMS masters swimmers.NON USMS swimmers over age 18 must pay 1-day membership fee for USMS to obtain insurance coverage. Non USA registered swimmers under age 18 are not permitted.How to enter: USA Swimming athletes can enter in three different ways:TEAM ENTRY: USA Swimming clubs can enter as a group by submitting a print-out of all entrants (with name, age and USA #) using LSA or Hytek software. Meet files are posted on ctswim.org. Mail the print-out and club check to: ELBOE Special Account and mail to: Terri Mauthe, 21 Harvest Glen, East Lyme, CT, 06333. If you enter in this manner you do not need to fill out separate application forms for each swimmer. Please no discs or emails.INDIVIDUAL ONLINE ENTRY: Each swimmer can register individually online through www.active.com.INDIVIDUAL MAIL ENTRY: Each swimmer can register individually by completing the event application and sending it via regular mail. Photo copies of the application form are permitted.Checks Payable: ELBOE Special AccountBeneficiary: East Lyme Fitness and Aquatic CenterRefreshments: Refreshments to be provided after the event.PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING: Meet Management has the full authority to restrict any and all photography and visual recording at the meet. Photography or video recording (using cameras, video cameras, iPads, cell phones, etc) from the deck is prohibited by all individuals other than participating Coach and Athlete Members unless prior authorization from the Meet Referee or his/her designee has been granted. Flash photography is prohibited during the start of any heat, including whenever any swimmer is stepping up or standing on a block for the purpose of the start of a heat. Additionally, the following “Non-Camera Zones” shall be enforced:• Photography or video recording and the use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms. • Photography or video recording (using cameras, video cameras, iPads, cell phones, etc) is not permitted in the area immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course(s) while they are in use for “race starting purposes” during competition and warm-ups.• Additional "Non-Camera Zones" may be designated by Meet Management.Any individual failing to abide by these rules may be ejected from the facility and be subject to a Code of Conduct violation at the discretion of Meet Management.