Swim & Fin - Salem Harbor Open Water Swim

5K

Event Date

Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Address

Salem, MA

About This Activity

The Swim & Fin Race for Salem Sound is an open water charity swim that celebrates the clean, swimmable waters of Salem Sound, a coastal embayment on Massachusetts’ North Shore. Proceeds benefit Salem Sound Coastwatch, an environmental organization working for clean water, clean beaches and educating the next generation of ocean stewards.

TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT: http://www.lightboxreg.com/SwimAndFin?mobile=0

Visit www.swimandfin.org or e-mail info@salemsound.org for more informtition.

Races will be held Saturday, August 23 at Forest River Park, 98 West Ave., Salem, MA 01970.
Races start at 10 am.

Registration and check in will be open from 8 am until 9:30 am. Swimmers must have completed check-in and body marking prior to the safety meeting which will start at 9:45.

Race day registration will only be available if the race has not reached capacity

Swimmers will be able to warm up using the 500 meter course from 8:30 – 9:30 am. The course will be monitored and patrolled.

 

Event details and schedule

Races 
There are three different race distances: 500 meters, 1 mile and 5K. The event is sanctioned by USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming. Championship designation is pending for the US Masters swimmers.

 

Sanctioning and Insurance
Event is dual sanctioned by US Masters and USA Swimming. Swimmers must be a member of one of these organizations for insurance purposes. One-day memberships to US Masters Swimming can be purchased for $10; one-day memberships to USA Swimming are $15. 
US Masters is only open to swimmers 18 and over.
• Already a member? Finding your Member Numbers
You can find your US Masters number at http://www.usms.org/reg/ 
For USA Swimming, contact New England Swimming at 
http://www.teamunify.com/ContactMe.do?act=new&team=lscnes or, we can obtain your number as long as we have full name, middle initial and date of birth.
• How to purchase a yearly membership
◊ US Masters Swimming: http://www.usms.org/reg/

Safety
Brightly colored swim caps will be provided and required. Numbers will be written on the caps, swimmers arms and on hands for those wearing wetsuits. Safety kayaks and rescue boats will be on the course as well for emergencies.
Water Temps
Mean water temperature at this time of year is 68 degrees.
Free Parking and Free Admission to Park
The City of Salem has waived admission fees to the park for this event. Overflow parking will be available 0.7 miles away at the O'Keefe Center at Salem State University, 225 Canal Street, Salem.
Bring the Family!
This is a festive event, with music, raffles, a marine touch tank and more. Families can picnic and enjoy the wooded Forest River Park. The park has 2 beaches, walking paths, playground, and restrooms.

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