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2013 15th Annual OWS "Bridge-to-Bridge" - Race Information (Complete Form)

15th Annual OWS “Bridge-to-Bridge” and

Middle Atlantic Open Water Championship

Sunday, June 9, 2013 – Atlantic City, NJ

Hosted by – Pleasantville Aquatics

MA Sanction # MA 13127 OW

Pleasantville Aquatics will host an MA Sanctioned 800 meter, 5K bay swimming race between the Albany Ave. and Dorset Ave. Bridges and 2K swim race between Albany Ave. Bridge and AC Express Way Bridge on Sunday, June 9, 2013. All numbering, registration and finishes will take place at the Atlantic City High School Boat House located on Fairmount Avenue adjacent to Peter Pallitto Field.   Non-Sanctioned 2K and 5K events for Non USAS or USMS swimmers will run in a second wave following the sanctioned wave of the 5K and 2K events.

Date:  Sunday, June 9, 2013.  The 5K Bridge-to-Bridge Race will also be started in two waves beginning at 9:00 A.M. The 10 & Under Age Group 800 meter race will begin at 9:15 A.M. The 2K swim will be run in two waves beginning at 11:00 A.M    On-site registration opens at 8:00 A.M.(updated) and will close 30 minutes prior to the start of each event.

Eligibility:  All participants registering for the sanctioned waves in 2K or 5K must be USAS or USMS registered swimmers.  Non-Registered swimmers are invited to participate in the Non-Sanctioned 2K, or 5K.  All swimmers 10 & under of age must be USAS registered.  Single day event MA registration forms will be available for Non-Registered swimmers wishing to register with USAS on the day of the event for an additional fee of $15.  One day registration form may also be obtained at www.swimpva.org (under “Bridge2Bridge”) or www.maswim.org (under “Forms”)

Course:  This is a flat water bay swim with limited tidal flow.  High tide will be approximately at 9:00am (3.85 feet bay side).  The water temperature is expected to be in the range of 70~75 F°.  The 800 meter, 2K, & 5K swim races will start and finish in the water area in front of the ACHS Boathouse (check the course map at www.swimpva.org)

Parking:  Parking will be available at Bader Field on the Black Horse Pike across the Albany Bridge within walking distance of the ACHS Boat House. 

Awards: The first 150 registered swimmers will receive a commemorative T-shirt.   The 1st through 3rd placed male and female finishers in the 10 & Under (800 Meter), 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18 (2K and 5K) will receive medals.  For all other USAS and USMS age groups within these events, medals will be awarded to the 3 top finishers.  Overall winners of the 5K “Bridge to Bridge” Race, male and female, will receive a special award.  In addition to the individual awards, team awards will be distributed to the top ranked team in 2K and 5K races. Results will be posted on www.swimpva.org and www.maswim.org

Rules & Safely Information:  All races will follow 2013 USA Swimming Open Water Rules and Regulations.  Volunteers from the Pleasantville Aquatics, Middle Atlantic Swimming and the Jersey Shore Sea Kayakers Club will provide safety for this event under the direction of the New Jersey State Marine Police and the U.S. Coast Guard.  Safety officers in conjunction with the race director, reserve the right to cancel this event in the circumstance of unsafe conditions.  Volunteer kayakers are welcome to serve as auxiliary support and must contact the course officer for more information and instructions.

Entry/Fees:  The entry fee for swimmers registering in an individual race is $30.00. Swimmers wishing to swim two events may do so for a fee of $35.00.   Any swimmer willing to pre-register must submit the registration form by Saturday, June 1, 2013. All pre-registered swimmers will receive commemorative t-shirt.

Checks should be made payable to Pleasantville Aquatics and mailed to:  Dimitar Petrov, 2032 West Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226.

 

All inquiries should be directed to: 

Meet Director:   Dimitar Petrov (609) 742-1515,             Email: mitkoswim@hotmail.com

Race Director:  Bob Schailey (609) 266-2471,               Email: rschailey@yahoo.com  

Course Officer: Ray Peden                                            Email: rap601@aol.com

Safety Officer:  Joe Haney (609) 576-0792,                   Email: runrow@aol.com