Competitive swimming CAN be boring. Families can sign-up and fix that problem of low-motivational meets!

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Monotonous, early season meets can cause motivation to wane.

Competitive swimmers face a long winter season of looking at the black line on the bottom of the pool going back and forth. If drudgery comes knocking, expel it now. 

We like relays, 50-second races, flip turns and team meets as much as anyone — but now is the time to hook up with individual triumphs in longer voyages without lane lines, away from the black line in fresh, open-air competitions with a new set of competitors and friends.

Sign-up for the ISCA Open Water Festival and inject new challenges, increase motivation and widen perspectives.

Click here to sign up now! 

Families can sign-up and attend the events on their own, without the entire team in tow.

 

Coaches can forward this message to their squads and then watch to see who displays with new vigor and returns with the meet t-shirt!

East Coast Open Water Festival

September 24th-25th, 2022

For questions please call Doug Fonder, Event Director at 540-792-2020 (office) or 540-397-0505 (cell)

Events:

Saturday September

24th

A. Paddleboard Race (5k) 

On site registration: 9:00AM to 9:45AM

Race starts: 10:00AM sharp

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in 13- Under, 16- Under, 17- Over in both male and female

B. 5K Swim

On site registration: 1:00PM to 1:45PM

Race starts: 2:00PM sharp

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in 13- Under, 16- Under, 17- 25, 26- 40, 40- Over in both male and female. (We will also award a special prize to the top over all male and female swimmer)

C. Splash and Dash (Half mile swim/ Half mile run)

On site registration: 3:00PM to 3:45PM

Race starts: 4:00PM sharp

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in 11- Under, 13- Under, 16- Under, 17- Over in both male and female

Sunday September 25th

A. Half Mile Race

On site registration: 10:00AM to 10:45AM

Race starts: 11:00AM sharp

(9 – Under only)

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in 9- Under in both male and female

B. One Mile Race

On site registration: 10:30AM to 11:45AM

Race starts: NOON sharp

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in 11- Under, 13- Under, 15- Under,16- 19, 20- 29, 30- 39, 40- Over in both male and female

East Coast Open Water Festival

https://swimisca.org/save-the-date/east-coast-open-water-2022/

Smith Mountain Lake is the largest inland lake on the East Coast and a great place for all water activities. We are working with Bridgewater Marina on getting special rates for any participant on pontoon boats, personal water crafts, and run about boats. 

Bridgewater Marina Phone# (540)-721-1639

PS: ISCA goes to Austin, Texas, this week for the Texas Interscholastic Coaches Clinic for swim, dive and water polo. https://SwimISCA.org/texas-coaches-clinic.

PS #2: Another coaches clinic happens October 1 and 2, 2022, See details and video invites at Blog.SwimISCA.org

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