Race Information

Triangular 1-mile course; marked by 7’ orange triangular buoys, and lifeguards in kayaks. From water start to land finish is 1.1 miles. One lap around course is 1.1-miles, twice around is 2.1-miles, three times is 3.1-miles (5K) and four times is 4.1 -miles.

ELIGIBILITY

Persons eighteen (18) years of age and older and all levels of swimming ability are welcome. Age is determined by swimmer’s age on June 18, 2017. Participants must be 2017 USMS members or pay the OEVT fee. NO TRANSFERS. You may apply for USMS membership online, prior to the event at the USMS website http://www.usms.org/reg/. We are in the Ozark LMSC. One Event USMS registration (OEVT) of $20 is also available for the meet, but OEVT membership is good only for this event.

How Much

$50 if received by June 10, 2017; $70 if received from June 10, 2016, until day before race. Fee includes a swim cap and the post-event lunch buffet social. Sorry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable. Online registration is available! For more information, click here or go to www.ozarklmsc.org. The race will be limited to the first 100 swimmers to sign up.

Wetsuits

Swimmers wearing wetsuits or other non-porous attire are welcome to register in the Wetsuit Division, but will not be eligible for official placing in the results due to the competitive advantage wet suits provide. If the water temperature is above 78F wetsuits will not be permitted.

After the Race

Your registration fee entitles you to eat at the buffet at the Trout Lodge. Spouses and/or guests MUST also purchase a day pass at the price of $30 that entitles him or her to use of the facility along with the lunch buffet at the Trout Lodge. When you’re done eating, why not spend the day? By registering you receive a day pass that will allow you to partake in any of the many activities the camp has to offer. It is important, however, that if you do bring guests, they be registered and paid for. Check out their website at www.ymcaoftheozarks.org.

Where to Stay

The YMCA does have limited number of rooms available for those choosing to stay at Trout Lodge. Contact Trout Lodge directly to get the current rate and make reservations. The rate includes three meals a day, but you must stay at least two nights (Fri.-Sat. or Sun.-Mon.) There is no Saturday check in or checkout. Rooms can be reserved directly on line at the web site above or by calling 314-241-YMCA (9622). Other hotels can be found along I-255/I-270 and I-55 (approximately 70 miles from Lake).

Directions

Do Not Depend on GPS for Directions – Rural Location

From St. Louis Area

(Approximately 75 miles from the Arch) I-55 for 22 miles from I-270, until you reach Festus and Hwy. 67 south (at exit 174B). 6 miles on Hwy. 67, until you reach Hwy. 110 (west), go for approx. 10 miles to Hwy. 21 (south). Make a left onto Hwy. 21 and go for 27 miles - until you reach Potosi. Turn right onto Hwy. 8 (west) for 12 miles to AA. At AA, turn right and go for 2 miles. OR I-270 to Tesson Ferry Road (Hwy. 21). Hwy. 21 (south) to Potosi (approx. 55 miles). Turn right onto Hwy. 8 (west) for 12 miles to AA. At AA, turn right and go for 2 miles

Columbia

(Approximately 140 miles) take US 63 S. to Jefferson City, to Hwy. 68 S., to I-44 E., to Hwy. 19 S., to Steelville. Take Hwy. 8 E. to AA. Turn left on AA to entrance of YMCA.

Rolla

(approximately 50 miles) take I-44 E. to Hwy. 19 S., to Steelville. Take Hwy. 8 E. to AA. Turn left on AA to entrance of YMCA.

Kansas City

(approximately 250 miles) take I-70 E. to Hwy. 19 S. to Steelville. Take Hwy. 8 E. to AA. Turn left on AA to entrance of YMCA.

Indianapolis and Louisville

(approximately 300 miles for Indianapolis and 350 miles for Louisville) Once in St. Louis, take I-55 S. for 22 miles to Hwy. 67 S. to Desloge. Take Hwy. 8 W. for 32 miles thru Potosi to AA. Turn right at AA and go 2 miles to YMCA.

Memphis

(approximately 325 miles) take I-55 N. to Cape Girardeau. Take Hwy. 72 W. to US 67 N. Take US 67 N. to Flat River. Take Hwy. 8 W. thru Potosi to AA. At AA, turn right and go for 2 miles to YMCA.

Chicago

(approximately 350 miles) take I-55 S. thru St. Louis to Hwy. 67 S. Go for 28 miles on Hwy. 67 S. to Desloge. Take Hwy. 8 W. for 32 miles thru Potosi to AA. At AA, turn right and go for 2 miles to YMCA.