Join us at 10 AM Saturday June 17 for a brand new race course. We've extended our route farther down the shores of Langley to be one long rectangular course. 1.2 mile swimmers will turn mid-course, while 2.4 mile swimmers will swim to the farthest buoy and return.
Online registration opens March 15 ($55 (USD) for 1.2mi, $60 (USD) for 2.4mi) and ends June 14th, with day-of registration available (10$ additional fee).
Our rectangular course along the shore is ideal for beginners. Nervous about the route? Come join us for a swim! We have a small group that swims year-round at Seawall. Watch our Whidbey Open Water Swimmers page on Facebook for swim posts, or contact email@example.com.
See you in June! And be sure to check out the event details page for additional fun and helpful information, such as our swanky raffle, brunch at Useless Bay Coffee, ferry times, and directions.
Event: 1.2- and 2.4-mile open water saltwater swims.
Location: Seawall Park, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA.Google map of Location
Course: We've extended our route farther down the shores of Langley to be one long rectangular course. Beginning and ending at Seawall Park, 1.2 mile swimmers will turn mid-course, while 2.4 mile swimmers will swim to the farthest buoy and return. Both events will start in the water and finish on the beach.
Safety: Lifeguards, motor boats, paddleboards, and kayaks are located all along the course perimeter.
Wetsuits are required. Water temperatures will be 55-60 degrees. Requests for wetsuit exceptions must be sent to the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Swimmers must wear swim caps provided, and attend pre-race meeting.
Time requirements: 2.4 mile entrants must complete the first lap within 50min; 1.2 mile entrants must complete the first half of the course in 30min.
Entry Fee: 1.2mi:$55 and 2.4mi:$60 (USD) if registered by June 14th. Late or day-of registration will be $60/$70 (USD). An additional $22 (USD) one-event USMS registration fee is required if the registrant has no current swim affiliation (USMS, FINA, Canadian Masters, etc.)
Full membership in USMS allows swimmers' participation in all other USMS open-water races, pool meets, clinics, coaching and magazine subscription for the rest of 2017. For more information, contact PNRregistrar@usms.org
Eligibility: 18 years of age or older on race day; USMS or other national swim registration for current year, or $22 One-Event USMS registration fee.
Rules: Current USMS rules will govern the event. Wetsuits are required. Swimmers must wear swim caps and hand markings given at registration.