XIV Latvian Open Winter Swimming Championship 2018

27 January 2018

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Time and Place

Championship will be held on January 27, 2018 at 12.00 – Liepaja, Beberlini (Libiesu Street 2/6).

Purpose and Mission

To gather together Latvian and international winter swimmers, continuing an annual tradition. To promote winter swimming, as a method of human body hardening, improve communication between the clubs and groups both in Latvia and internationally. Promote hardening and winter swimming for residents of Latvia.

Determine the best individual swimmers and swimmers of winter swimming clubs of Latvia. Any winter swimmer from any country can participate at the championship.

Management

The championship is organized by public club organization “VeloRonis”, with the City municipality support.

Contacts

veloronis@veloronis.lv Inga Krivcova +371 26324104 (lv, ru)

Margarita Teivāne +371 29748164 (lv, eng)

Regulations

Schedule

10:00    Championship office opening

10:00 – 11:00    Registration for participants, relay registration

12:00 – 12:30    Opening Ceremony, reports, information, warm-up

12:30 – 13:30    1. heat - 25m breaststroke „Head-Up” with a time control – starting with the oldest women group

13.30 – 13.40    8.heat - “Seals” – swimming without time control

13:40 – 14:40    2. heat –50 m freestyle with time control – starting with the oldest women group

14:50 – 15:10    6.heat - relay 4 x 25m freestyle with a time control (two age groups: S1-under 150, S2-over 150)

15.20 - 15.40     3. heat – 100 m freestyle with time control – starting with the oldest women group

15:40 – 16:00    4. heat – 200 m freestyle with time control – starting with the oldest women group

16:00 – 16:40    5. heat – 450 m freestyle with time control – starting with the oldest women group

7. heat - “Young seals”- dipping in cold water – will be happening parallel to the other competitions individually in a specially arranged place.

Award ceremony and closing ceremony after Championship in Beberlini.

Depending on weather conditions and the number of registered participants, the organizers have the right to make changes to the program in spoken or written manner, notifying participants of the championship. The championship is open for 200 participants; reaching the maximum number the registration may be stopped. Due to bad weather, the XIV Latvian open championships may be postponed!

Prizes

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

Afterparty

Afterparty at Hotel Amrita, Liepaja, Rigas iela 7/9, arrival from 19. Entrance fee 15 euro (included welcome drink, dinner, live music)

Regulations

Distances

Championship consists of 8 heats:

1.heat - «Head-Up» 25m breaststroke with a time control consisting of 11 age groups (A-K) separate for women and man;

2.heat - 50 m freestyle with a time control consisting of 11 age groups (A-K) separate for women and man;

3.heat - 100 m freestyle with a time control consisting of 11 age groups (A-K) separate for women and man;

4.heat - 200 m freestyle with a time control consisting of 9 age groups (B-J), separate for women and man;

5.heat - 450 m freestyle with a time control consisting of 9 age groups (B-J), separate for women and man;

6.heat - Clubs Relay 4 x 25m freestyle with time control (2 age groups: S1 – under 150, S2 – over 151);

7.heat - “Young Seals” – dipping in cold water without time control;

8.heat - “Seals” – swimming up to 50m – freestyle without time control.

Age groups

The age group    Birth year            Years

A        1999.g. and younger        to 20 years old

B        1998-1989            20 to 29 years old

C        1988-1979            30 to 39 years old

D        1978-1974            40 to 44 years old

E        1973-1969            45 to 49 years old

F        1968-1964            50 to 54 years old

G        1963-1959            54 to 59 years old

H        1958-1954            60 to 64 years old

I        1953-1949            65 to 69 years old

J        1948-1944            70 to 74 years old

K        1943 and older            75 and over

Regulations

Participants

Participation is open to all interested persons, who complete an application form, online registration and consolidate it with his/her signature that corresponds to the state of health of swimming in ice water (0 +5 C) at the competition. During the championship, each person is responsible for himself or herself.

Participants under the age of 18 years, require the presence of the parents, who must also sign the application for participation. Member, who will take part in the winter swimming championship for the first time, are advised to participate in one distance.

Application for Competition

Submission of applications for participants: online veloronis.lv from 13 December 2017 until to 22 January 2018 veloronis.lv. Accreditation of the participants will be at 26.01.2018. 17.00 - 20.00 Hotel Fontaine Royal (Stūrmaņu iela 1, Liepāja), 27 January 2018 10.00 - 11.00 in Beberlini, Libiesu Street 2/6, Liepaja. When registering to participation at the site of Championship until 11.00, participation fee - double to standard.

Participation fee

  • 25 m distance: A-H group 10 euro / person; I-K group 5 euros / pers
  • 50m distance: A-H group 10 euro / person; I-K group 5 euros / pers
  • 25m and 50m distances: A-H group 15 euro / person; Group I-K 7 Euro / pers
  • 100m distance: A-K group 10 euro / pers
  • 200m distance: B-J group: 10 euro / pers
  • 450m distance: B-J group: 10 euro / pers
  • Relay 4x25: 20 euro (registration on the day and on site of competition)

Participation fee shall be made in cash in person, confirming the participation in competition.

Participation fee includes hot sauna, hot tub, soup and tea.

Regulations

Time and Place

Championship will be held on January 27, 2018 at 12.00 – Liepaja, Beberlini (Libiesu Street 2/6).

Regulations