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CHECK OUT VIDEOS FROM THE GREAT OHIO RIVER SWIM
Channel 5 News
Video by Paddler Fred Haaser
Channel 19 News Story - 2014
CHECK OUT PICS FROM THE GREAT OHIO RIVER SWIM
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
you would like to participate in the Great Ohio River Swim
you may do so
by entering online. Online registration will close at midnight on
Registration will be available onsite, at Public Landing, starting
at 6:30am on September 25.
Please note that our entry fee goes up on September 15. We
encourage everybody to enter before then. Another reason to
register early is that we typically get alot of race day entries.
There will be a special registration table for pre-registered athletes -
encourage US Swimming, YMCA, college and high school teams to
participate. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org about team discounts.
Triathlon is providing our insurance for our Open Water Swim Clinic and
for the swim. If you are an annual member of USAT then your
insurance is covered. If you are not an annual member, USAT
charges $12 for a one day insurance license.
OPEN WATER SWIM CLINIC
Open Water Swim Clinic
September 25, 2016
Nervous about swimming in open water? Never done an open water
swim before? The Great Ohio RIver Swim has added an open water
Open Water Swim Clinic will last approximately 30 minutes and begin at
7:30am. Topics to be
covered will include open water freestyle stroke, sighting, drafting,
currents, start and finish, lifeguards and strategy. You do not
have to participate in the Great Ohio River Swim to attend the Open
Water Swim Clinic. The Swim Clinic will be at Registration at
Happy Finisher at the Great Ohio River
Go to 700 E. Pete Rose Way for approximate GPS
coordinates of our start line.
Expect mild temperatures, a nice, calm river and warm water. A
perfect end of
season open water swim!
course starts at the upstream end of the Serpentine Wall, swims directly
across the Ohio River to Kentucky and then angles back to finish at
Public Landing. The distance is just under 900 meters.
The Ohio will be closed to barge and power boat traffic. The swim will
be timed. Awards will be given to the winners by class.
Note on 2015 Water Quality: Waterways in
Southwestern Ohio experienced a very unusual algae bloom that created
health hazards for swimmers. The Great Ohio River Swim cancelled
our 2015 event out of an abundance of caution. We do not expect
the algae bloom to be an issue in 2016. Regardless, you can enter
and swim with confidence as safety is our first priority.
For information on water quality
Some of our Safety Staff Before the Great
Ohio River Swim!
PACKET PICK UP & RACE DAY REGISTRATION
On site check-in will begin at 6:30a.m.
at the finish line at Public Landing. The Open Water Swim Clinic
is at 7:30am. Attendance is optional at the swim clinic but we do
have a Mandatory pre-race meeting
is at 8:00am at the swim start. Registration and check in will
close at 7:45am. The swim will begin at
participants must be a member of USA Triathlon or must pay a 1 day
insurance fee of $12.00. Please see
www.usatriathlon.org for more
Parking is available throughout the Downtown Area.
The Cincinnati Recreation Commission has opened up Public Landing for
parking and will be charging $5 per car. Other lots are available
at the base of the Purple People Bridge.
understand that plans can change. Unfortunately we are not able to give
out any refund, for any reason. We will not transfer your entry to
another race nor roll it over to the following year.
Tucson Racing reserves the right to postpone, cancel or change the race
or race format at any time to ensure athlete safety. If Tucson Racing
determines conditions that might compromise the safety of participants,
Tucing Racing, in its sole judgment, may cancel, postpone, or change the
race and/or race format. No Refunds or Transfers will be given as a
result of any cancelation or modification of the event.
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