Aquatics - Open Water Swimming


DATE: Saturday, July 19, 2014

SITE: Holmes Lake, Lincoln - View map

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: View the Complete Event Details for a full schedule of events.

COURSE: Swim course measurements are approximate and may be altered due to water depth and/or weather conditions in a manner that will not conflict with other ongoing lake activities.

NOTE: Age determined as of July 19, 2014. There will be NO ADMISSION OR GATE CHARGE for spectators at this event.

COMPETITION FORMAT: All events are swum in out and back loops. The finish area will be visible from start to finish. The swim course will be well-marked and patrolled.

AWARDS: Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event.

RULES: USA Swimming Long Distance rules will apply. No wet suits allowed.


REGISTRATION FEES & DEADLINES

REGISTER BY JUNE 16 AND SAVE! If registered by Monday, June 16, the Open Water Swimming entry fee is $23 per swimmer for first event and $9 for each additional event. After June 16, the fee is $28 per swimmer for first event and $9 for each additional event.

ONLINE ENTRY DEADLINE: Online registration for Open Water Swimming closes at noon on Thursday, July 17.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION: On-site registrations will be accepted until 7:30 a.m. the morning of the event. On-site entry fee is $33 per swimmer for the first event and $14 for each additional event. On-site entries by CASH or CHECK only.

NOTE: Entry fee includes an athlete shirt, passes to the Opening Ceremonies and a copy of the NSC Yearbook. Yearbooks will not be shipped, but will be available at the Opening Ceremonies on July 18 and at the Nebraska Sports Council office during normal packet pickup dates/times.


OPENING CEREMONIES AT PINNACLE BANK ARENA!

In celebration of the Games’ 30th anniversary, the 2014 CSG Opening Ceremonies will be held at Pinnacle Bank Arena (400 Pinnacle Arena Drive, Lincoln) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014. Registered athletes and coaches will receive free admission on a first-come, first-served basis, but must order tickets, which will be included in the athlete packet or team box.

IMPORTANT OPENING CEREMONIES TICKETING INFORMATION: Because seating is limited, participants must indicate during registration whether they plan on attending the Opening Ceremonies AND walking in the Parade of Athletes, or plan on attending the Opening Ceremonies WITHOUT walking in the Parade of Athletes. Tickets for non-participants ($10 for adults, $5 for students ages 6-18, free for kids five and under) must be purchased through Ticket Master or at the Pinnacle Bank Arena box office.

Visit the Opening Ceremonies page for more detailed information.


ATHLETE PACKETS & TEAM BOXES

PACKET SHIPPING AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: Save time, avoid hassles and receive your CSG gear more than a week before the Opening Ceremonies by shipping your athlete packet ($7) or team box ($14). Athletes who do not select the shipping option may pick up their packets at the following locations/times:

NEBRASKA SPORTS COUNCIL OFFICE (4903 N 57th St, Lincoln - View map)
July 16–17 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

PINNACLE BANK ARENA (400 Pinnacle Arena Drive, Lincoln - View map)
Friday, July 18 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

NEBRASKA SPORTS COUNCIL OFFICE (4903 N 57th St, Lincoln - View map)
Friday, July 25 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Packets WILL NOT be available for pick-up at the NSC office July 18-20.
Packets WILL NOT be available for pick up at the competition sites.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Open Water Swimming Director Sue Nutty waterchick24@gmail.com.

Online Registration/Web Site Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.