All USA swimmers will be started at the scheduled start time. Staggered starts by age or sex may used at the discretion of the meet referee dependent upon the number of swimmers entered in each event. There will be pre-race instructions given 10 minutes prior to each race.
All swimmers must check in with the clerk of course. All swimmers will be numbered by clerk of course for identification. Each swimmer must be numbered 30 minutes prior to the start of their race.
The race course will be 800meters. The race will start and finish in the water. It will be swum in a clockwise direction with buoys staying on your right shoulder. The finish shall take place at the floating dock.
USA Swimmers are not allowed to wear any device that will aid their speed. USMS swimmers may wear a wet suit, but will not be eligible for awards.
The meet will be swum under all conditions except thunder and lightning. If there is hazardous weather in the area we will delay the meet 30 min per occurrence. We will make every attempt to swim the races.
Each swimmer participating will receive a meet T Shirt. Please include size in individual entry form. If entering as a team via Hy Tek file please include shirt sizes in entry email.
We will have 1st place through 3rd place medals for male and female 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15 & over Gulf Swimmers. Open to all USA Swimming registered athletes only Gulf registered swimmers are eligible for awards.
Only Gulf registered teams and swimmers are eligible to score points. Scoring will be 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, 1st place through 8th place.
The entry deadline is Tuesday, September 25th, 6:00pm for USA Swimmers and Thursday, September 30th for USMS swimmers. The race entry fee is $25 for the first race and $10 for each additional race the swimmer enters. Late entries will be accepted through the end of race check-in for an additional $25 late fee.