XV Latvian Open Winter Swimming Championship 2019

26 January 2019

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Time and Place

Championship will be held on January 26, 2019 at 12.00 – Liepaja, Beberlini (2/6 Lībiešu Street).

Purpose and Mission

To gather Latvian and international winter swimmers, continuing an annual tradition.

To promote winter swimming, as a method of human body toughening; improve the development of clubs and groups in Latvia.

To promote toughening and winter swimming for residents of Latvia, as well as the activities of already existing clubs of winter swimming.

To promote the cooperation between winter swimming clubs and clubs of all types of other sports, society and local government, as well as public and commercial organizations.

Determine the best individual swimmers and swimmers of winter swimming clubs.

Management

The Winter Swimming Championship is organized by Liepaja cycling and winter swimming club “VeloRonis” in cooperation with Liepaja Municipality.

Contacts

veloronis@veloronis.lv

Inga Krivcova +371 26324104 (lv, ru)

Margarita Teivāne +371 29748164 (lv, eng)

Regulations

Agenda

  • 10:00 Championship office opening
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Registration of participants
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Opening ceremony, information, warm-up
  • 12:30 – 13:30 1st heat - 25 m breaststroke, starting with the oldest women’s group
  • 13:30 – 13.40 8th heat - „Seals” – swimming not more than 50 m – freestyle without time control
  • 13:40 – 14:40 2nd heat – 50 m freestyle, starting with the oldest women’s group
  • 14:50 – 15:10 6th heat - relay 4x25m, starting with S2 group
  • 15:20 - 15:40 3rd heat - 100 m freestyle, starting with the oldest women’s group
  • 15:40 – 16:00 4th heat - 200 m freestyle, starting with the oldest women’s group
  • 16:00 – 16:40 5th heat - 450 m freestyle, starting with the oldest women’s group
  • 7th heat - „Young Seals”- dipping in cold water – will be happening at the same time as the other competitions, individually in a specially arranged spot.
  • 17:00 Award ceremony. After the award ceremony, a bicycle and TALLINK cruise will be awarded to one of the participants of the paid races (participants must be present).
  • 19:00 Banquet for the participants at Europa City Amrita Hotel, 7/9 Rīgas Street, Liepaja.

Depending on weather conditions and the number of registered participants, the organizers have the right to make changes to the program, notifying participants of the championship.

Awards

1st and 3rd place winners in each distance and age group will receive diplomas, medals and awards.

The fastest participant in the overall standings 25m and 50m distances (women and men individually) will receive a money prize of 50 EUR.

Banquet

Banquet for the participants at Europa City Amrita Hotel, 7/9 Rīgas Street, Liepaja. Arrival from 19:00. Entrance fee 20 euro (included welcome drink, dinner, live music)

Regulations

Distances

Championship consists of 8 heats:

  • 1st heat. 25 m breaststroke with a time control for 13 age groups (A1-K1), separate for women and men;
  • 2nd heat. 50 m freestyle with a time control for 13 age groups (A1-K1), separate for women and men;
  • 3rd heat. 100 m freestyle for 13 age groups (A1-K1), separate for women and men;
  • 4th heat. 200 m freestyle for 9 age groups (B-J), separate for women and men;
  • 5th heat. 450 m freestyle for 9 age groups (B-J), separate for women and men;
  • 6th Clubs Relay 4 x 25 m, age groups S1 (under 150), S2 (151+);
  • 7th heat. “Young Seals” – dipping in cold water;
  • 8th heat. “Seals” – swimming up to 50 m with no time control.

Start – without jumping in the water, pushing off with feet from the stairs or the support wall while holding the handrail with one hands; shoulders must be under water.

Finish – touching the end wall (board) of the pool with a hand.

Participants

This is an international championship, attended by swimmers from any country.

The championship is open for 200 participants; reaching the maximum number, the registration may be stopped.

Only registered participants can participate in the competition.

Participants under the age of 18 years, require the presence of a parent, guardian or authorized person, who must be present during both registration and competition.

Participants are divided in the following age groups, according to their year of birth and age for December 31, 2019:

Age group Years of birth Age
A1 2005.g. and younger under 14 years old
A2 2004-2000 15 to 19 years old
B 1999-1990 20 to 29 years old
C 1989-1980 30 to 39 years old
D 1979-1975 40 to 44 years old
E 1974-1970 45 to 49 years old
F 1969-1965 50 to 54 years old
G 1964-1960 54 to 59 years old
H 1959-1955 60 to 64 years old
I 1954-1950 65 to 69 years old
J 1949-1945 70 to 74 years old
K 1944-1940 under 79 years old
K1 1939 and older 80 and over

Regulations

Preliminary registrations online

Preliminary registrations online available on our website veloronis.lv due January 21, 23.59.

In order to register online:

  • Fill in the "XV Latvian Open Winter Swimming Championship" application form on veloronis.lv website;
  • Transfer the participation fee to the organizer's current account with the following information:

Liepājas veloaktīvistu un ziemas peldētāju klubs „VeloRonis“ Reg. No. 40008220083 AS “SEB banka” LV60UNLA0050021816720 Payment purpose: Name, surname of the participant, distance/-s.

When applying online, the participant shall also undertake to present a personal identification document at the time of registration on January 25 / 26, and with his/her signature in the list of participants certify:

  • their consent to the Regulation;
  • the correspondence of their state of health to swimming in ice water (0 +5 C);
  • personal responsibility for their state of health during the race.

On-site Registration

Preliminary on-site registration and payment of the participation fee on January 25, from 17.00 to 20.00 at Līva Hotel, 11 Liela Street, Liepaja.

On the day of competition, January 26, on-site registration and payment of the participation fee from 10.00 to 11.00 at Liepaja winter swimming spot, Beberlini, 2/6 Lībiešu Street, Liepaja.

When registering on-site, the participant:

  • undertakes to present a personal identification document;
  • fills in the application form for the competition*;
  • pays the participation fee in cash.

When filling the application form, with his/her signature, the participant certifies:

  • his/her consent to the Regulation;
  • the correspondence of their state of health to swimming in ice water (0 +5 C);
  • personal responsibility for their state of health during the race.

* Application form for participants under the age of 18 must be signed by a parent, guardian or authorized person.

Participation fee

Distance Group Years of Birth Online registration until January 7 (eur) Online registration until January 21 (eur) On-site registration on January 25/26 (eur)
25 m breaststroke B-H A1, A2, I-K1 1999-1955 to 2000, 1954-and older 13 5 15 7 25 10
50 m freestyle B-H A1, A2, I-K1 1999-1955 to 2000, 1954-and older 13 5 15 7 25 10
25 m un 50 m (*for both heats) B-H A1, A2, I-K1 1999-1955 to 2000, 1954 and older 18 8 20 10 35 15
100 m freestyle A1-K1 2005 and younger - 1939 and older 8 10 15
200 m freestyle B-J 1999-1945 8 10 15
450 m freestyle B-J 1999-1945 8 10 15
Club Relay 20

The participation fee depends on the date of payment, not the date of application. If the fee has not been paid until the day of competition, the participant must pay the full price!

Participation fee is not refunded to participants who do not compete, or if the event is cancelled due to force majeure.

Participation Fee Includes

  • sauna, hot tub, tea, soup;
  • startup kit;
  • prepared pool for the race (4 lines);
  • supervision of professional life-guards;
  • medical assistance at the competition site;
  • storage room during the competition;
  • prizes from sponsors and supporters;
  • professional photographers during the competition;
  • certificate for attending the XV Latvian Open Winter Swimming Championship;
  • Diplomas and medals for 1st and 3rd place winners in each distance and group.

Regulations

Time and Place

Championship will be held on January 26, 2019 at 12.00 – Liepaja, Beberlini (2/6 Lībiešu Street).

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