YCMA Asks You To Swim For A Cause
This Saturday, August 1st, the Oneonta YMCA Orcas Swim Team is holding an "Open Water Swim" to raise money for the team, at Gilbert Lake State Park. There will be a 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 2 mile swim race in Gilbert Lake.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:00 a.m. ALL swimmers must check in by 9:00 am. Plus, there is a mandatory pre-race meeting at 9:15 a.m. You must be checked-in and attend this meeting to be eligible to swim. Arrive before 8:00 a.m. to get into the park free, otherwise you'll have to pay $7 after 8:00 a.m.
Starts: 2 mile 9:30 a.m., 1 mile 9:30 a.m., ½ mile 9:45 a.m.
This event is open to all swimmers. For those under 13 – competency must be verified, in writing, and signed by a non-parent coach or swim instructor, please include with application.
Entry and Fee: The fee is $25. Mail check and application to: Oneonta Family YMCA Open Water Swim 20-26 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820. At this point, there is a late $10 registration fee that will be required for all entries and shirt availability is not guaranteed. Race day deadline is 9:00 a.m.
Ribbons will be awarded to second and third place. The first male and female finishers in each age group will receive medals. Age groups: 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-101.
Wetsuit Division: All ages competing together. Awards only for the overall male/female winner in 1 and 2 mile. Wetsuit division will be cancelled if the water is above 78 degrees.
Race Day Changes: You may change your distance or whether to use a wetsuit or not on the race morning by 9:00 a.m.
For more information contact: Lisa Birdsall at the Oneonta YMCA at (607) 432-0010 or stop into the Oneonta Family YMCA, 20-26 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, NY.