Date(s) - 07/08/2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Chaparral Residents Association
We are excited to see the return of the Lake Chaparral Open Water Swim Race!
*Register EARLY! Fees increase by $10 on July 17.
*Fees DO NOT include GST or online transaction fees
*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER July 17 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
WHAT YOU GET
Lake Chaparral Community Centre
Follow this map link to the race site!
There is limited parking within the community of Lake Chaparral, and the resident’s Board of Director’s has requested that we have everyone participating in the event park along the cross streets and DO NOT PARK along the “main drag – Chaparral Drive” of the community leading into the lake. This will ease the congestion around the transition area, and make the event much more enjoyable for all. We respectfully ask that you obey this rule, and hope it doesn’t cause any inconvenience. We have reserved some handicapped parking within the parking lot of the lake should this be required, however this will only be allowed for handicapped persons.
Saturday August 7
- 11:30 am — Athlete check-in for 3k and 1.5k events
- At check-in swimmers will receive their numbered swim cap, timing chip, and proceed to body marking. Please remember to wear your swim cap and timing chip for the race!
- 11:50 am — Pre Race briefing
- 12:00 pm — 3 km START
- 12:30 pm — 1.5 km START
- 12:45 pm – 750m START
- ~1:00 pm — Finisher foods!
PRE RACE BRIEFING
Warm-up swim is permitted anytime after 11:00a.m. after the Kids of Steel event. All swimmers will then be asked to exit the water in time for our pre-race briefing at 11:50 a.m. sharp !
SWIM COURSE SAFETY
Certified lifeguards and experienced stand up paddle boarders and kayakers will be on the swim course. Raise your hand immediately if you require assistance. You are permitted to rest while holding onto a paddleboard, kayak or boat.
Please ensure that any pre-existing/chronic medical conditions (respiratory, cardiac, epilepsy, etc.) and allergies have been reported to the medical team. You are responsible for having any personal prescribed emergency medication with you (puffer, epi-pen, nitro, etc.).
No pre-race package pickup required.
Failure to check-in during the appropriate check-in period will result in entry cancellation.
Start times are approximate and may be delayed for safety or other reasons.
There are no set cut-off times, however, discretionary cut-offs may be implemented by the Race Director and/or lifeguard team.
Multisportscanada reserves the right to reschedule or cancel events if water conditions are unsafe.
Multisportscanada reserves the right to refuse entry based on safety or health concerns or previous violations of official rules.
There will be a gear check available to leave your bags while you are in the water. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
The 3km course consists of four (4) laps around the 750m loop. Swimmers keep buoys on their right. Swimmers will exit the water and run over the timing pad on shore to get their finish time. Swimmers will be responsible for counting their own laps.
The 1.5 km course consists of two (2) laps around the orange buoys.
The 750m course consists of 1 full lap around the orange buoys.
All races will start in waist deep water, just south of the docks.
The starting area is very wide and you will seed yourself according to your swimming ability.
It’s hard to predict the water temperature on race day, but it has hovered within a few degrees of 19 Celsius recently. The temperature will vary throughout the course as well. We will provide the water temperature to swimmers that morning.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you allow time in the morning for a proper warm-up IN THE WATER. This greatly reduces the occurrence of panic and shock in the water and will help you have a successful swim.
If you anticipate a longer swim time, or are bothered by cooler temperatures, it is suggested that you wear two swim caps (a neoprene cap under your race cap provides the best insulation, but a silicone one will help as well).
If at any time during the swim you think you may require aid, stop and raise your arm to get the attention of the swim course safety team. You may hang on to one of the support boats if you need to. You will NOT be disqualified as long as the boat doesn’t provide propulsion. The boat staff will let you know if they intend to move you off the course.
If you wish to stop racing at any point throughout the event, please be sure to notify an official. It becomes a safety concern if you do not, as our safety teams will be looking for you on the course.