OBX Swim Club Open Water Swim 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Ole Swimming Hole - Manteo, NC
Friday, June 28, 2013 8:30 AM
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Join the OBX Swim Club for the first ever open water swim race on the Outer Banks
- Date: June 30, 2013
- Location: Ole Swimming Hole, 410 Airport Rd., Manteo, NC 27954
- Time: 7:00 Check In - 7:30 Race Meeting - 8:30 first event race start
- Event Distances: .5k, 1k and 2k
- Fees: $30 first event, $10 each additional event
Fees include one event cap, t-shirt and athlete hospitality. If you are not a USA
Swimming member there will be an additional fee of $12 for event membership.
- Prizes will be awarded
- There will be no same day registration
This event is open to the first 300 participants. The event is rain or shine.
All proceeds benefit the OBX Swim Club
The OBX Swim Club will host the First Annual OBX Swim Club Open Water Swim in the Coatan Sound outside of Manteo, NC. This USA Swimming sanctioned event will offer three race distances in four (or more) age groups. There will be a 2 kilometer swim , a 1 kilometer swim, and a 500 meter swim offered in three boys and girls age groups - 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 year olds, and one men's and women's Open age group. Swimmers may enter two events
The races will be held at the Ole Swimming Hole, a public swimming area maintained by the Dare County Parks and Recreation, outside Manteo, N.C. in the Croatan Sound. This area is not open to the ocean, and not affected by ocean tides or ocean waves. This swimming location is more comparable to an open lake swim. There may be some small waves depending on the direction of the wind. The start and finish will be from a sandy beach area. The course for the 1 kilometer and 2 kilometer swims will be a 1-kilometer triangle-shaped course approximately 350 meters by 300 meters by 350 meters. The course for the 500 meter swim will be a shorter triangle-shaped course approximately 200 meters by 100 meters by 200 meters. This swimming location is very safe and has been used for the swim leg, and transition area for the Outer Banks triathlons for many years.
Safety for the event will be provided by ocean lifeguards from the lifeguard companies serving Corolla, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head with assistance from the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the N.C. Marine Fisheries, and the U.S Coast Guard.
This event benefits Outer Banks Swim Club.
The Outer Banks Swim Club is a non-profit organization whose goal is to offer a quality swim team program that gives each swimmer the opportunity to excel as an individual within a team and have fun doing it. The Outer Banks Swim Club is open to all children ages 6 - 18 of all swimming abilities. The coaches are dedicated to meeting the needs of every individual swimmer whether the child is interested in becoming a better swimmer or wants to be a faster swimmer. The Club trains at the Outer Banks Family YMCA. For more information on the swim team go to OBXSwim.com.
Meet the Team
Event Site Rules
The minimum age allowed for participating is 11.
USA Swiming Certified:
This is a USA Swimming Sanctioned event.
The event will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing System.
Each swimmer will be provided a race cap, and will be required to wear the cap during the swim events.
Ample parking is available at the race site in a grassy field adjacent to Airport Road. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM ON ROANOKE ISLAND.
Race Day Schedule:
Sunday, June 30, 2013: 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Packet Pick-Up / Chip Pick-Up at
Ole Swimming Hole (Race Site)
Sunday - Check In - 6:30 - 7:30
Safety Meeting 7:30
Warm Up - 7:45 - 8:15
First Race Start - 8:30
8:30 AM 2KM Swim - Age Groups 15-18, 13-14, 11-12, and Open
10:00 AM 500M Swim - Age Groups 15-18, 13-14, 11-12, and Open
11:15 AM 1K Swim - Age Groups 15-18, 13-14, 11-12, and Open
1) Sunday, June 30, 2013 (6:30 AM - 7:30 AM)
410 Airport Rd
Manteo, NC 27954
Psych Sheets will be available on-line.
Due to the Outer Banks very busy summer tourism, we STRONGLY suggest early lodging reservations. See http://www.outerbanks.org/outerbanks-lodging/
Policies and Refunds
Race registrations may not be transferred to another person.
Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to fill out the volunteer form. There are many volunteer opportunities available, no one will be turned away.
A race official will be in touch with you the week of the race.
Medals for the top 3 (M & F) in each of the following categories:
2KM Swim - 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, Open
1KM Swim - 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, Open
500M Swim - 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, Open
The Open Division will be broken down into smaller age groups depending on the number of entries in that age group.
Wet Suit Division - This category has its own first place finisher awards, you are not allowed to have age groups awards and you will not be not be grouped with non wet suit division for age group awards.
Age Group Results
CLICK HERE to view results by age group.