Lake George Open Water Swims

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10k

Saturday, August 22

6:45 - 7:10 a.m. - Check-in / swim warm-up
7:20 a.m. - Pre-race meeting
7:40 a.m. - Start

Swimmers will have 4 hours 15 minutes to complete the 10k. Course closes at 11:55a. Swimmers not on their 4th lap by 11:00 a.m. (meaning not having rounded the start/lap buoy) will not be allowed to proceed and must exit the course.

2.5k

Saturday, August 22

6:45 - 7:10 a.m. - Check-in / swim warm-up
7:20 a.m. - Pre-race meeting
8:00 a.m. - Start

Swimmers will have 1 hour 15 minutes to complete the 2.5k.

5k

Saturday, August 22

8:30 - 9 a.m. - Check-in / swim warm-up
9:10 a.m. - Pre-race meeting
9:25 a.m. - Start

Swimmers will have 2.5 hours to complete the 5k distance.

 


Divisions

There will be Category 1 (non-wetsuit) and Category 2 (wetsuit) divisions for all swims. We will follow the USMS policies for wetsuits and non-wetsuit attire. You can see the description for Cat 1 and Cat 2 attire here (PDF), specifically under rules 303.7.2 and 303.7.3.

Evidence

Please submit evidence of having completed a swim of  2/3rds the distance of your chosen event (applies to 5k and 10k. Evidence may be submitted when you register and should include the date, venue, distance and time it took you to complete your swim. These swims should be in open water and they may happen in or out of competition. If you have extensive training experience in pools and some open water swim experience that will suffice as evidence. The key is to ensure you will be able to complete your distance comfortably and within the cut-off.

Water Temperature

Water temperature is generally 70-73 degrees.

Maps

Maps below may be subject to minor changes. Course will be counter-clockwise. Keep buoys to your left. 5k is two loops of the course. 10k is four loops.

2.5k/5k/10k:

Fueling:  The  fuel station will be near the start/lap buoy. The water is shallow so you can stand while you fuel. You may place your personal aid there. Please mark your items.