Sunday, August 14, 2011 - Race Time 8:15AM
National Harbor, Maryland
The Harborfest Open Water Swim competition was formed to provide
athletes with high level race experience at various distances. The objective of
the organizers, WaveOne Swimming and Potomac Open Water Swim, is to
grow the race to international stature as a premiere competition in the United
States. As an open water swimming venue, National Harbor offers excellent
amenities and many vantage points for spectator viewing.
Participants will feel accomplished in completing their races as well as
knowing they are contributing to causes that promote clean water for
recreation and drinking, learn to swim programs and supporting programs
for disadvantage athletes across the nation.
750 meters - Swim for Humanity for SurfAid International
1500 Meters - Nation's Mile by WaveOne Swimming benefiting High Cloud
2.4 Miles - The IronSwim by DC Triathlon Club
HarborFest Open Water Swims
|Inaugural HarborFest Open Water Swims
|Copyright 2011 US Open Water Swimming Association / WaveOne Swimming
DATE: Sunday, August 14, 2011
TIME: Check in opens at 7:00 AM
2.4 Miles Iron Swim: 8:15 AM start, mandatory safety meeting at 8:00 AM
750 meters Sprint Swim: 10:00 AM start, mandatory safety meeting at 9:45 AM
1.5K Swim: 10:50AM start, mandatory safety meeting at 10:30 AM
LOCATION: North Cove at National Harbor, MD 20745
See www.nationalharbor.com for Hotels, Directions, Maps and other
Event Web Site: www.harborfestswim.com
For Info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Director, Denis Crean, email: email@example.com
On Water Referee: Kurt Thiel
Administrative Referee: Art Davis
SPONSOR/HOST: WaveOne Swimming, www.waveoneswimming.com
COURSE: All swims will have in-water starts from the North Cove and beach
finishes. 750 meter Sprint will be one loop, 1.5K will be two loops, and the 2.4
mile will be an expanded course with multiple buoys marking the course and
ENTRIES: All entries must be submitted on the official paper entry form or
online at (CLICK HERE)
Entry Deadline: Paper entries must be received by Friday August 12, 2011.
Online entries must be submitted by Noon, August 13 , 2011. All signatures,
including coach’s verification, must be on the entry form prior to participation.
Walk-up entries will be accepted on race day until one hour before the race (7:
15 AM for the 2.4 mile IronSwim, 9AM for the 750m Sprint, 9:50AM for the
1500m). There will be an additional $10 fee for race day entries.
COACHES FOR TEAM ENTRIES AND INQUIRIES: Email: info@@harborfestswim.
ENTRY FEES: $65 for one Event. Team Coaches MUST contact the Meet
Director for Team (10 or greater entries) discount information.
RULES: 2011 USMS Swimming Rules will govern this event. Eligibility: Each
swimmer must be entered on the official entry forms provided. Only one
swimmer may enter per entry form. Teams: email Meet Director for entry
info. Swimmers under 18 entering the meet must have form completed and
signed by their parent or guardian.
SWIMMER CHECK-IN: Check in opens at 7:30am August 14, 2011 for body
marking. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your event for check in.
Mandatory attendance is required for the SAFETY briefing on the pier 15
minutes prior to each event start. Start waves will be assigned at check in.
SAFETY: This event follows USMS safety guidelines. Kayakers will be
located on the course and safety craft will be on site and prepared to
administer aid if necessary. Kayakers’ instructions to swimmers must be
followed. Kayakers will be provided on the course by the CPA Kayakers.
Meet swim caps will be provided and must be worn by all competitors. Water
Safety Check In-Out: Swimmers MUST report to the water entry/exit station
for each race they participate in. Once a swimmer exits the water during a
race, the swimmer may not re-enter the water during that race.
WARM-UP: Will be at the sole discretion of the Meet Director and is not
guaranteed. The water will be cleared of all swimmers and a final check in
and accounting of each swimmer will take place prior to entering the water
for the swim start.
TIME LIMIT: Over the Time Limit (OTL) will be based on first swimmer over
the finish line in an Event/Wave plus 30 minutes. Swimmers still on the
course at OTL may be removed from the race course at the Referee’s
discretion. It is the race director's intention to provide ample time for all
swimmers to finish the event
WEATHER DELAY: Will be at the sole discretion of the Meet Director
CANCELLATION: Will be posted on HarborFest Swim web site: www.
harborfestswim.com at the earliest point possible; please check the web site
before traveling to the venue. Entry Fees, One Day Membership Fees are
nonrefundable. Refunds of any portion or kind will not be given for any
reason other than forced withdrawal prior to the start of competition.
AWARDS: First, Second, and Third Place in each event by gender & age group.
Men and women will swim concurrently but scored separately per standard
USMS 5 year age groups.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Temperature ranges from 78F - 84F for this time of
WETSUITS and SWIM APPAREL: USAT guidelines shall govern the use of
wetsuits. Wetsuit guidelines will be stricter for longer swim(s). Use of
wetsuits will be announced on swim day. Any competitor wearing a wetsuit
will be ranked separately. Competitors may wear a “full-body” suit as long
as the suit does not extend below the ankle or beyond the shoulder and does
not cover the neck. Swimmers wearing wet suits or full body suits will be
scored separately. A reasonable amount of body grease may be applied after
body marking. Up to two swim caps may be worn and the outer cap must be
the colored race cap provided on site to all competitors. In addition to
goggles, nose-clips, ear plugs, and watches are permissible.
RESULTS: Will be posted on the website asap following the event.
MEET DIRECTOR and WaveOne Swimming reserve the right to make changes
at their sole discretion. All events and pricing subject to change without
notice. WaveOne Swimming is a dba of United States Open Water Swimming
Address any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
750 meters - Swim for
Humanity for SurfAid
1500 Meters - Nation's Mile
by WaveOne Swimming
2.4 Miles - The IronSwim by
DC Triathlon Club
Check in opens at 7:00 AM
2.4 Miles Iron Swim: 8:15
AM start, mandatory safety
meeting at 8:00 AM
750 meters Sprint Swim:
10:00 AM start, mandatory
safety meeting at 9:45 AM
1.5K Swim:10:50AM start,
mandatory safety meeting at
North Cove at National
Harbor, MD 20745