The Hazleton YWCA is proud to be partnering with Beech Mountain Lakes to host our, 12th 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: Saturday August 19th 2017. 8:00 a.m. swim start for the 3 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: Commemorative T-shirts will be guaranteed to all registered prior to August 11th. Over all winners in each event will be awarded a trophy. 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 midnight Tuesday 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 the Beach. From
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 12:00. 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.
Saturday August 19th 2017 7-8:30 SWIMMER CHECK IN 8:00 3.1 Mile SWIM 8:30 1 Mile SWIM 9:00 200 Yard 9:20 500 yard 10:00 Swim Cut Off 10:15 Award Ceremony 9:30-10:15 Breakfast served