The Southern California Cup Open Water Championship will take place along the South Beach shores of Lower Castaic Lake, California's premier open water venue, home of the 2013 and 2014 USA Swimming National Championships. This years race will feature an exciting prelim/final format Competitors will be broken down into smaller heats to compete on a 500 meter triangular prelim course that is close enough to the shore for everyone to watch the entire race. The top x finishers (number to be determined) in each heat will advance to the Championship Final 1500 meter race to be held on a 1000 meter rectancular course that incorporates the prelim triangle into the final 500 meter sprint finish. Swimmers not advancing to the final will be able to compete in the consolation final 1500 meter race. This race is USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming sanctioned. Swimmers do not need to compete in the prelims to swim in the consolation final, nor are prelim swimmers required to advance to the 1500 meter final/consolation final.
Wetsuits are permitted. However wetsuit swimmers will not be eligible for individual or team awards and scoring.
The anticipated water temperature is 68-72 degrees.
THIS TIMELINE IS DESIGNED TO GET YOU THERE ON TIME AND SHOULD BE VIEW AS "WILL NOT START EARLIER THAN" THE TIMELINE IS ESTIMATED. THE EVENT WILL NOT BE RUN FASTER OR SLOWER TO ACCOMMODATE THE TIMELINE.
7:00 - Athlete check-in
8:00 - Warm-up
8:20 - Staging for Heat 1
8:30 - Masters Heat 1 Begins/Staging for Heat 2 (Subsequent heats will begin when the last swimmer in the previous heat has exited the water. Staging for Subsequent heats will begin at the start of the previous heat)
9:00 - Age Group Heat 1 Begins/Staging for Heat 2 (Subsequent heats will begin when the last swimmer in the previous heat has exited the water. Staging for Subsequent heats will begin at the start of the previous heat)
10:00 - Masters Final Begins (No sooner that 15 minutes after the conclusion of the preliminary heats)
10:30 - Combined Age Group/Masters Consolation Final
11:00 - Age Group Final
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The Summer Sunset Series takes place at South Beach on the Lower Lagoon at Castaic Lake. Enter off of Castaic Lake Dr and park in Lot 5.