The Hazleton YWCA is proud to be partnering with Beech Mountain Lakes to host our, 13th annual Open Water Swim Races. Beech Mountain Lakes is a favorite lake in our area for local swimmer and triathletes to train. It features clean water, a beautiful sandy beach entry/exit point, several playground structures for kids & spectators to play, and great restaurant & deck overlooking the water.
WHEN: Sunday Aug 26th 2018. 8:00 a.m. swim start for the 3.1 Mile, 8:30 a.m. start for the 1 Mile, 9:00 a.m. start for 200yard, and 9:20 start for the 500yard race. Awards will begin at 10:15
AGE GROUPS: Awards will be divided by age groups; 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up. Age will be determined as age the day of the meet.
COURSE: course maps will be updated soon to reflect our new venue
AWARDS: Over all Male and Female winners in each event will be awarded. Medals will be awarded to top 3 finishers in each age group; Ribbons 4-10th.
ENTRIES/REGISTRATION: Same day registrations will be taken from 7-8: a.m. Avoid the same day registration price increase. Register online. Online will shut down by Saturday 25th at 9pm.
RULES & SAFETY: All races will follow the 2018 USAT wet suit rule for this event. Hazleton Y lifeguards and volunteers will provide safety for this event. Volunteer kayakers are welcome to serve as auxiliary support and must contact the race director for more information and instructions.
FACILITY: Beech Mountain Lakes is a private gated community. As guests of the facility we ask all participants to respectfully obey all posted roadway signs, and any instructions given by Beech Mt Lakes security personnel. Also, use of the beach facility has been granted to us only till 10:30. At that time we must conclude our race program and award ceremony.
RACE DIRECTOR: Rob Gould will serve as the race director. All inquiries should be directed to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 570-455-2046 ext 127.
Sunday Aug 26th 2018
7-8:30 SWIMMER CHECK IN
8:00 5K SWIM
8:30 1 Mile SWIM
9:00 200 Yard
9:20 500 yard
10:00 Swim Cut Off
10:15 Award Ceremony