Race Venue: Race headquarters will be located at the Town beachfront. Outdoor showers and restroom facilities are on site. There are no locker rooms. Check-in and awards ceremony will be held on the beachfront. Post-race bagels, fruit, coffee and refreshments will be available.
Eligibility: Open to all 2014 USA-Swimming/Metropolitan Swimming Inc. registered swimmers. All swimmers participating in this event must be registered by the day of the meet. No Deck Registrations will be accepted. Age determination date for this event is Sunday, June 22, 2014. If you are not a current USA Swimming member you must register as a 2014 Single-Meet Open Water Athlete and pay the additional $20 fee as part of the online registration process.
Entry Deadline ONLINE event registration CLOSES at 11:59PM ET on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
Entry Limit: Swimmers may participate in one (1) event only. There will be wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.
Divisions: USA and Open Divisions as listed above.
Time Limit: There will be a 30 minute time limit from the finish of the first swimmer applied by age group divisions.
Rules: Current USA-Swimming Rules and Regulations will apply. The USA Swimming Code of Conduct is in effect for the duration of this event.
Event Directors: Rob Ripp/Colleen Driscoll E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards/Results: Awards will be presented to the top three (3) finishers by gender in each age group. Special awards presented to the overall male and female finishers in each Race Division. Awards ceremony will be held on the beachfront. Results will be posted online at www.metroswimming.org and www.westneckswim.com
Event schedule and times
Attendance at pre-race briefing is mandatory for all swimmers
7:00-7:30AM Swimmer Check-in for all distances
7:00-7:20AM Warm up for 10 & Under
7:00-7:30AM Warm-Up for all other ages
7:30AM Pre-Race Briefing by course start for 10 & under 400 meter swim
7:35AM Race chute line up for 10 & under 400 meter swim
7:40AM START of 10 & under 400 Meter Swim
8:00AM Pre-Race Briefing by course start for One Mile, Two Miles, and 5K
8:10AM Race chute line up for 5K Swim Open
8:15AM START of 5K Swim Open
8:15AM Race chute line up for 5K Swim Age Group
8:20AM START of 5K Swim AgeGroup
8:20AM Race chute line up for 2 Mile Swim Open
8:25AM START of 2 Mile Swim Open
8:25AM Race chute line up 2 Mile Age Group
8:30AM START of 2 Mile Swim AgeGroup
8:30AM Race chute line up for 1 Mile Swim Open
8:35AM START of 1 Mile Swim Open
8:35AM Race chute line up for 1 Mile Swim Age Group
From the West (Nassau County, New York City & Boroughs, and Westchester):
LI Expressway (I495) to EXIT 41 NORTH Routes 106/107. BEAR RIGHT at fork and continue NORTH on Route 107 Jericho/Oyster Bay Road to Route 25A/Northern Boulevard. TURN RIGHT onto 25A/Northern Boulevard and drive eastbound. About five (5) miles (past Cold Spring Harbor Lab) at bottom of hill BEAR LEFT to continue on 25A. Continue east through Village of Cold Spring Harbor to Huntington Village approximately one (1) mile. At bottom of hill in Huntington Village (Saint Patrick's School on right) turn LEFT onto WEST NECK ROAD and continue NORTH to race venue as per map below.
From Eastern Long Island:
LI Expressway (I495) to EXIT 51 NORTH. Turn RIGHT onto DEER PARK AVENUE and drive NORTH approximately two miles. After Northern State Parkway underpass BEAR LEFT (Dix Hills Fire Department on right) and continue north about a half mile. CROSS Route 25/Jericho Turnpike (Deer Park Avenue becomes Park Avenue). Continue NORTH on PARK AVENUE about two miles and cross railroad tracks. Four traffic lights after train tracks at bottom of hill TURN LEFT onto Route 25A/Main Street (Village Green on left). Continue WEST on Main Street (pass YMCA and Town Hall) into Huntington Village. Three traffic lights after STARBUCKS (on right) turn RIGHT onto WEST NECK ROAD (CitiBank on corner). Continue NORTH to race venue as per map below.