OPEN WATER SWIMMING

DISCIPLINE MASTERS TRAINING PERIOD MASTERS TRAINING VENUE MASTERS COMPETITION PERIOD & VENUE
OPEN WATER SWIMMING 28-29 May 2020 Lupa lake 30-31 May 2020; Lupa lake
DISCIPLINE MASTERS TRAINING PERIOD
OPEN WATER SWIMMING 28-29 May 2020
MASTERS TRAINING VENUE MASTERS COMPETITION PERIOD & VENUE
Lupa lake 30-31 May 2020; Lupa lake

COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

EVENTS AND AGE GROUPS

EVENTS ARE

– Open Water Swimming (men), up to 5 km;

-Open Water Swimming (women), up to 5 km.

MINIMUM AGE LIMIT

25 years

AGE DETERMINING DATE

The actual age of the competitor as of December 31st (of the year of the competition).

Age groups are: 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 , 65-69 ,70-74, 75+.

ENTRY

ENTRY INFORMATION

Swimmers entering the Open Water Swimming must be familiar with the requirements needed to participate in an Open Water Swimming event and they must have made appropriate preparations for this event!

CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION AND SEEDING

Competitors shall confirm their participation at the Accreditation Center or by fax not later than twelve o’clock a.m. (12.00) on the day prior to the event.

Competitors will be seeded in waves according to age groups.Competitors may be selected irrespective of gender.

All competitors will receive and must wear a brightly coloured numbered cap according to the seeding.

In each wave, the Referee may order out any competitor who has not finished the race within sixty (60) minutes after the arrival of the winner in the same wave and age group.

START

The Referee shall only allow the race to start if the security requirements are fulfilled. The Referee may be overruled by the Technical Delegate.

The Technical Delegate may shorten the distance of the event, due to weather conditions, water temperature and/or if the security requirements are not fulfilled.

RACE SCHEDULE

30May 5 km: men & women for all age-groups – start from 09.00 and each 15 minutes

31May 3 kM: men & women for all age-groups – start from 10.00  and each 15 minutes

There will be an in-water start.

Race organisers, in consultation with the referee and subject to advice from FINA Masters Commission, are to designate in advance the cut off time for each Masters race.

It shall be compulsory for all swimmers to the wear highly visible coloure and numbered swim caps provided by the Organising Committee.

Transponders will be used during the competition

ENTRY

ENTRY INFORMATION

Swimmers entering the Open Water Swimming must be familiar with the requirements needed to participate in an Open Water Swimming event and they must have made appropriate preparations for this event!

CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION AND SEEDING

Competitors shall confirm their participation at the Accreditation Center or by fax not later than twelve o’clock a.m. (12.00) on the day prior to the event.

Competitors will be seeded in waves according to age groups. Competitors may be selected irrespective of gender.

All competitors will receive and must wear a brightly coloured numbered cap according to the seeding.

In each wave, the Referee may order out any competitor who has not finished the race within sixty (60) minutes after the arrival of the winner in the same wave and age group.

START

The Referee shall only allow the race to start if the security requirements are fulfilled. The Referee may be overruled by the Technical Delegate.

The Technical Delegate may shorten the distance of the event, due to weather conditions, water temperature and/or if the security requirements are not fulfilled.

RACE SCHEDULE

30May 5 km: men & women for all age-groups – start from 09.00 and each 15 minutes

31May 3 km: men & women for all age-groups – start from 10.00  and each 15 minutes

There will be an in-water start.

Race organisers, in consultation with the referee and subject to advice from FINA Masters Commission, are to designate in advance the cut off time for each Masters race.

It shall be compulsory for all swimmers to the wear highly visible coloure and numbered swim caps provided by the Organising Committee.

Transponders will be used during the competition

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

TRAINING PROVISION

Training times on 28-29 May Lake Lupa: 12.00 – 15.00

TECHNICAL MEETING

29MAY, at 15.30 The meeting will be held at the competition venue (details will be published on the website). Swimmers must attend one of the OWS technical meetings.

COMPETITION DATE

30May 5 km   men & women for all age-groups

31May 3 km men & women for all age-groups

COMPETITION VENUE

Lake Lupa, (link)

LENGTH OF COURSE

30May  2.5 km lap  2 x –  5 km

31May 1.5 km lap 2 x – 3 km

WATER TEMPERATURE / CONDITION

Water temperature: 18 – 21oC  (depending on weather conditions)

Ambient temperature: 15 – 28 oC  (depending on weather conditions)

Wind condition: Variable strength and direction

Tidal: NO

Current: NO

Swell: Fair to medium; minimum

Water depth on course: 6 – 12 m

Maximum water depth on course: 12 m

Course bottom material: gravel and mud

Any outlet points and under water obstacles: NO

During the competition, updated weather forecasts will be published for the information of all the participants.

Detailed short-term and medium-term weather forecasts will be received from the H M Observatory.

TRANSPORT

Information on transportation to the OWS venue will be published on the website.

TIME LIMITS

Swimmers who cannot complete the 3km distance in 90 minutes are advised not to enter. Swimmers still on the course after this time may be stopped and ordered out of the water; and no time will be given.

MARSHALLING AREA

All athletes must report to the registration area (Open Water Office) two hours before their starting time. All competitors shall be present at the marshalling area 30 minutes before their allotted wave. A map showing the course will be placed in the area, clearly visible for all the swimmers. Athletes will be called through a microphone system or mega- phone; starting with the first wave.

SAFETY

Full medical provision and appropriate safety craft will be provided during and at the end of competition.

CHANGING AREA

Competitors must leave their equipment/clothes in the advised area. The Organizing Committee will provide a visible, numbered and colour- ed cap and timing chip for each swimmer. Each swimmer is required to wear this cap/chip all the way throughout the race. A second cap may be worn under the brightly-coloured, numbered cap.

SUPPORT FACILITIES

Changing facilities will be available close to the start and the finish. A food and beverage area and a medical center will be available on site.

MEDALS AND RESULTS

MEDALS

Medals shall be awarded to competitors placed first to third in each event and age group.

Diplomas shall be awarded to competitors placed first to eighth in each event and age group.

FINAL RESULTS

The complete results, including splits, will be posted at len-budapest2020.com.  A paper copy of the complete final results may be ordered with your online entry and will be mailed to you from the National Office.

IMPORTANT

No one may smoke in any of the athlete’s complexes or in the surrounding areas.

MEDALS AND RESULTS

MEDALS

Medals shall be awarded to competitors placed first to third in each event and age group.

Diplomas shall be awarded to competitors placed first to eighth in each event and age group.

FINAL RESULTS

The complete results, including splits, will be posted at len-budapest2020.com.  A paper copy of the complete final results may be ordered with your online entry and will be mailed to you from the National Office.

IMPORTANT

No one may smoke in any of the athlete’s complexes or in the surrounding areas.