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SWIM CB 2018


Event #3 of the Carolina Swim Series

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TIME:

8:00 AM

DATE:

Saturday, July 21, 2018

PLACE:

Boardwalk at Carolina Beach, NC
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STATUS:

Registration begins 12:00 Midnight
Monday, January 1, 2018

DISTANCE:

1.5 mile

OPEN UNTIL:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018  8:00 AM

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Registration opens - 1/1/18

 

Swim CB is now part of the Carolina Swim Series


The Carolina Swim Series consists of five open water swims in the greater Wilmington area.
There are two swims in the spring, one in the middle of summer, and then two more in the fall.

1) Racin' the Basin - Saturday, April 7 @ Ft. Fisher
2) Stoked to Go Out - Saturday, May 19th @ Wrightsville Beach
3) Swim CB - Saturday, July 21st @ Carolina Beach
4) Swim the Loop - Sunday, September 23rd @ Wrightsville Beach
5) Pier-to-Pier - Saturday, October 20th @ Wrightsville Beach

The Carolina Swim Series will culminate with an awards party following Pier-to-Pier.

Description

SWIM CB is an ocean swim at Carolina Beach, NC.  
The race will finish at the Carolina Beach boardwalk - near the Marriott Courtyard (Hamlet Ave).

Participants are asked to park as close to the finish location as possible. There are a number of parking lot and/or parking space options available.
Participants will be shuttled to the swim start location.

Post-race food & drinks along with the awards ceremony will be near the finish - on the beach

Swim Course Description:

The swim direction will be decided on race morning depending on the currents.
It will most likely be a south-to-north swim beginning near the public parking lot at Alabama Ave.
If by chance it's a north-to-south swim, the start of the race will be near the beach access at Periwinkle Ln.
In either case, the finish location will remain the same.

Participants will swim directly out to a turn buoy located approx. 50-75 off shore and turn to swim parallel with the beach.
Participants will then turn back towards the beach (with the waves) when they reach the 2nd turn buoy.
There will only be two buoys on this swim.

The ocean temperature will be a very comforatble 80-82 degrees

Course Maps:

The course map button above will show the south-to-north swim course.

Below is the alternate swim course in the event we have to swim north-to-south on race day. 

Category Pricing

Age Group Female
Age Group Male
On or Before Sunday, May 01, 2016$40.00
On or Before Friday, June 24, 2016$45.00
On or Before Monday, June 27, 2016$50.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 07-18-2018 at 8:00 AM.

There is a $3.00 fee for for the sanctioning of this event.

On-site registration is available for this event on 07-20-2018 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 07-21-2018 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

Carolina Swim Series – Wetsuit Rules

For all Carolina Swim Series races, the following wetsuit guidelines will be followed:

1) If the water temperature is 67.9 degrees or lower – wetsuits will be required.

2) If the water temperature is between 68 degrees and 78 degrees – wetsuits will be optional (see below for details).

3) If the water temperature is 78.1 degrees or higher – wetsuits are prohibited.

Optional wetsuit usage: Participants opting to wear a wetsuit when the water temperature is between 68 degrees and 78 degrees, will be assessed a 3-minute penalty for the five shorter races and a 6-minute penalty for the two longer races.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup:  TBD 

Refunds

Refund are not available for this event.

Transfers

This event does not provide transfers.

Deferrals

This event does not allow deferrals.

Volunteer

These events wouldn't be possible without the help of our great volunteers!  If you are interested in volunteering at this event please use this link.  For this race we specifically need people to help with timing, refreshments, body marking, registration, and surfers/paddleboarders to be in the water in case someone needs aid.

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Award Categories

Overall Male

Overall Female

Overall Masters Male (40+)

Overall Masters Female (40+)

Top 3 males and females in the following age groups:  15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+