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Meet Information Detail



2018 Ohio LSC

Open Water Swimming Championships
Wednesday      June 27, 2018
Sanction # OH-18LC-01

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This meet is sanctioned by USA Swimming and Ohio Swimming, Inc.


The current USA Swimming open water rules will govern the Meet as outlined in Part Seven of the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Handbook. USA Swimming Rules 202.3.2 - At a sanctioned competitive event, USA Swimming athlete members must be under the supervision of a USA Swimming member coach during warm-up, competition, and warm-down. The Meet Director or Meet Referee shall assist the athlete in making arrangements for such supervision.


Cincinnati Aquatic Club

Visit the Ohio Open Water website for up-to-date meet information: www.OhioOpenWater.com

MEET DIRECTOR Mike Rice   (513) 272-1221 (home)     MeetDirector@swimcincinnati.org
MEET REFEREE Scott Tengen  scott@thetengens.com
ADMIN REFERE  Claudia Multer  Patrick Cassidy Anissa Kanzari
Tom Mantkowski  tmantkowski@mindspring.com

The competition will be organized according to these age classifications: 

Swimmers will compete in these distances:



15 & Over

4 Kilometer


3 Kilometer


2 Kilometer

10 & Under

1 Kilometer

Swimmers will compete as individuals. However, swimmers may also compete on relays. A relay will consist of three (3) swimmers in the same age group/same sex from the same club. The cumulative finishing times of the three fastest swimmers in each age group/sex will make up the A relay. The second fastest cumulative times will make up the B relay, etc. The fastest cumulative time will be used to determine the winners and the place. Teams may have an unlimited number of Relays, however only 2 Relays per Team per Event will score points.


The Meet will be conducted at Hueston Woods State Park, Acton Lake - College Corner, OH


This lake course is a 500 Meter Straight Line Course. One Lap = 1 Kilometer.

SCHEDULE See Schedule page for complete details

Swimmers must report to the check-in table appropriate for their age and sex and report to the Meet Volunteer that they are present and prepared to swim. At that time the swimmers will be given a packet containing their competitor number, along with any other information regarding the competition deemed necessary.


There will be a mandatory Pre-race Instruction held before competition begins to discuss the course, rules and safety procedures. The Referee will remove any swimmer from competition who does not attend the instruction or is found to be inattentive during the instruction.

The course will be patrolled by qualified personnel.


Athlete conduct will be governed by Part Seven of the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Handbook. Intentional obstruction, interference or intentional contact with another swimmer may be deemed "Unsporting Impedance" and lead to disqualification. Swimmers shall maintain clearance from other swimmers except at the start, turn, and the finish or where the course or race conditions dictate otherwise. Parents and swimmers should be advised that if there are a significant number of entrants, open water swimming may be expected to involve inadvertent contact with other swimmers.  It is important that swimmers keep a cool head while in the water.


Swimmer(s) must be registered with Ohio Swimming to be accepted into this meet. Age as of June 27, 2018 shall determine the swimmer's age for the Open Water Championships. Swimmers shall have the National BB time for the 200/400/500 freestyle distance for his or her age group (see below). This cut shall have been achieved during any USA Swimming sanctioned event since January 1, 2017 through the Entry Deadline. Pre and or post verification of the entry times is not required. USA Swimming registered athletes from other LSCís may swim in this meet, but are not eligible for awards or points.


$30.00 per individual event - nonrefundable, plus $2.00 Ohio Swimming Surcharge.

Teams submitting entries for three or more swimmers per event will be eligible for relay competition. Relay fees are free per each group of three swimmers, per age group, per event, per team.  There is no limit on the number of team relays, but only the top 2 relays per team per event will score.

Please make checks payable to Cincinnati Aquatic Club

If any team has unpaid fees at the start of competition, the entire team will be scratched.


Please submit all Hytek Team Manager entries via e-mail (preferred) or via US Mail, USA Swimming certification, and fees to: Mike Rice, 7425 Algonquin Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 - MeetEntry@swimcincinnati.org  The hardcopies of entries, membership certification, and check should be sent via us mail to the same address.



Entries and Fees must be received on or before June 18, 2018.

We encourage HYTEK entries. The HYTEK entries may be sent either: (a) via Email to MeetEntry@swimcincinnati.org in the same format and with a print out to the entry chairperson at the address listed below.

Host will send an Entry Report and Exception report (if any) back to entering club/unattached swimmer by Tuesday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. via e-mail.

The e-mailed Entry Report sent to you confirming your entry, along with all subsequent Entry Reports notifying you of changed or updated entries, shall be the official record of your entry. No other information will be considered if there is an entry error or discrepancy.

There will be no deck entries allowed for this meet.

IMPORTANT REMINDER Entering clubs/swimmers need to remember to check all data BEFORE submitting. Entering club / unattached swimmer also needs to check all entry reports (and any exception reports) that the host returns. It is the responsibility of the entering club/unattached swimmer to heed deadlines and be responsible for the accuracy of club entries.


There will be an "in-water start", and a "beach finish" for each event.


Timing of individual races will be provided.


Time Limits - swimmers must finish within 60 minutes of the first swimmer in their event to be eligible for scoring and award.


Individual events will be scored as follows:

20, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Relay events will be scored as follows:

40, 34, 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 [Only 2 Relays Per Team Will Score]

Team competition will be scored as follows:

The combined points scored by attached members of the team shall determine the team score.

The Ohio Open Water Championships will be scored separately and independently from any other OSI sponsored state championships.


Individual Events: 

1st through 16th place will receive medals. 

Relay Events:

1st through 3d place will receive medals.

Team Awards:

1st through 3rd place will receive trophies

Bonus Awards: - Provided by TYR & Speedo

Individual Event Winner - TYR Jacket - embroidered

Relay Event Winner - Speedo Swim Backpack - embroidered


The awards ceremony will be conducted at the conclusion of each race.



There is no admission fee for Ohio LSC Championship Meets. Free is good!


The warm-up procedures for the open water events will be described during the Clinic for Participants. See page 1 for all times. An area adjacent to the competition will be available for continuous warm-up and warm-down during competition. Swimmers found in the water outside of the designated area and not engaged in competition will be scratched from the meet regardless of whether or not they have completed their events


Meet Program will be for posted at the open water competition, and Meet Mobile


Final results will be posted to OhioOpenWater.com


Concessions will be available


Parking is free with over 500 spaces available. Free is good!

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