08/10/13 - Ohio River Open Water Swim - Louisville, KY
Start: Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (+00:00)
Prospect , KY 40059
Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 @ 11:59 PM
1/2 mile, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile open water swim races. Great warm up for the Louisville Ironman Triathlon held two weeks later. One of the few chances to swim the Ohio River. Must be member of USA Swimming or USA Triathlon (USAT); however, one day memberships are available. Youth can participate. Ideal race for both experienced and novice open water swimmers. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Louisville Ironman Participants
This race - clinic was designed with you in mind. The race is two weeks before Ironman and a perfect time to try swimming in the Ohio River before the big race (also held in the Ohio River.) With plenty of safety personnel, we cater ro novice open water swimmers. The Ironman bike course is only 2 miles away, so bring your bike.
Registration available via Active.com or mail in. $35 registration fee before July 1; $45 July 1 - August 7, 2013. Please call if you would like to register after August 7. T-shirt included with registration. Active.com is the exclusive online registration provider for this event. See website for mail-in registration.
Affiliation / Sanctioning
Sanctioning pending with USA Triathalon and USA Swimming. For insurance purposes, all swimmers must be a member of one of the sanctioning bodies; however, one day memberships are available. (This year's the race will not be sanctioned by US Masters Swimming due to a significant increase in fees.)
Affiliation / Scantioning Cont.
**USA TRIATHLON MEMBERS - Photo ID and proof of membership required at check-in. No ID, No Race, No Exceptions. One day memberships available for $10 for youth and $12 for adults. **USA SWIMMING - Membership verified by your team prior to the race. One-day memberships available for $25.
Race Start Time
Start time of your race will be determine by your registration affiliation. All swimmers registered with USAT will start at 9:15am. All swimmers registered with USA Swimming will start at 10:45. Based on the number of swimmers entered, the Starter will make a race day decision if the 1/2, 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile will start at the same time or if the start will be staggered by a couple minutes.
Race Day Schedule
**USA Triathalon** - Check in: 7:30 - 8:45am, Voluntary Clinic: 8:30am, Mandatory Safety Meeting: 8:55am, Warm-ups: 9:00am, Races Start: 9:15am. **** USA SWIMMERS **** - Check in: 8:30 - 10:15am, Voluntary Clinic: 10:00, Mandatory Safety Meeting: 10:25am, Warm Up: 10:30am, Race Start: 10:45am
Awards will be given to the top three male and female swimmers in each race. (1/2 mile USAT, 1/2 mile USA, 1.2 mile USAT, 1.2 mile USA, etc.)
Youth - 17 and Under
There is no minimum age requirement; however, all swimmers 17 and under must have parental consent and parents must sign a waiver. If the parent is not coming to the event, please contact the Race Director prior to the race to confirm all paperwork is in order.
In case of severe weather, the start will be delayed. For weather updates on race day call 502-228-5876. The race will not be delayed for rain only.