The Hazleton YMCA/YWCA, and Eagle Rock Resort are proud to announce our 12th annual Open Water Swim Races. The swims will be held at the base of the Eagle Rock Resort, on its crystal clear, spring fed Lake Susquehanna.
WHEN: Saturday August 19th 2017. The 200 yard swim will start at 9:00 a.m., The 500 Yard swim will start no earlier than 9:10 a.m., and the 1650 yard and 2mile swims will start no earlier than 9:30. Swimmer Check – In will run 8-8:30. Award Ceremony 11:30 a.m.
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: The 200 yard course will be out and back. A large floating green rock will be positioned at the 200 yard race turn around point. Swimmers must keep the markers on their left, circling it counter clockwise, and returning to the beach. A floating rope stretches the length of the 200 yard course to help keep swimmers on track.
The 500 yard course will be a triangular course. Swimmers will swim the course in a counter clockwise direction, always keeping the markers to their left, finishing on the beach.
The 1650 yard, and 2 Mile swim will start together. 1650 yard swimmers must swim one lap counter clockwise around a rectangular course, 2 Mile swimmers will do a second lap.
AWARDS: Commemorative T-shirts will be guaranteed to all registered prior to July 25th. Age group ribbons will be awards to 1st to 12th place swimmers in each age group.
ENTRIES/REGISTRATION: Registration will close Tuesday Aug 15th.
RULES & SAFETY: All races will follow the 2017 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.
PARKING: Participants and Spectators will be required to park at the Base Lodge Parking lot for this event. This is approximately 1/4 mile from Lake Susquehanna Beach. From Parking lot to beach, turn right out of lot onto Walden Drive, turn left onto Tuscarora drive, and take right onto Beach Road. Race will start from Beach.
FACILITY: Eagle Rock Resort is a private gated community. As guests of the facility we ask all participants to respectfully obey all Eagle Rock posted roadway signs, and any instructions given by Eagle Rock security personnel. Also, use of the beach facility has been granted to us only till 12:00. At that time we must conclude our race program and award ceremony.
SEED TIME: To ensure that all swimmers are properly conditioned for an open water swim, all swimmers must list a seed time for each of the open water events entered. Seed times may be swum in a pool. Swimmers must be capable of swimming a similar distance in a pool, without stopping or resting, and at the conclusion of the (pool) swim be capable of safely completing a warmdown swim 200 yards. Saturday August 19th 2017
8-8:30 SWIMMER CHECK IN
9:00 200 YARD SWIM
9:10 500 YARD SWIM
9:20 1650 & 2 mile swim race
11:30 Awards Ceremony