Sanctioned by Maryland LMSC for USMS, Inc., Sanction: 93-W002
The District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) is proud to host the 22nd Annual Maryland Swim for Life on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Sanctioned each year by United States Masters Swimming, swimmers have the option of swimming 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 miles. New for 2013: the 2.4-mile Triathlon Challenge Swim! Swim for Life is a great opportunity to race in a low-pressure environment on one of the Chesapeake Bay's most beautiful tributaries.
DCAC is one of the largest United States Masters Swimming teams and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from Swim for Life support a number of local organizations assisting individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as the Chester River Association, which advocates for the health of the Chester River.
REGISTRATION AND FUNDRAISING
Registration fee is $20. With your registration fee, you will receive breakfast, a picnic lunch, a swim cap and a t-shirt at Rolphs Wharf on race day. We strongly encourage swimmers to
register for Swim for Life though Club Assistant, which allows you to reach out to family and friends and collect donations online. Club Assistant will also confirm your USMS registration or allow you to purchase your one-event USMS registration (OEVT) if you are not USMS-registered. Online registration will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Thursday, July 11, 2012. We will still accept race-day registrations if you are unable to register online.
Rolphs Wharf Marina
1008 Rolphs Wharf Rd.
Chestertown, MD 21620
Participants will start and finish at Rolphs Wharf, in six waves by distance (5 mile starts first). The swims are out (upriver) and back (downriver) and run parallel to shore.
Course map and swimmer instructions attached. The course is marked by inflatable yellow buoys at 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, and 2.5 miles. The 2.4-Mile Triathlon Challenge buoy, at 1.2 miles
from the start, will be marked with a special orange buoy. Swimmers should always keep the buoys to their left, with the exception of the 2nd buoy at 1 mile on the return. The swim ends promptly at 12:30 pm. Any swimmer still in the water at that time will be picked up
by safety personnel. A more-detailed interactive map of the course is available online at:
LOCATION: This years event will again take place at Rolphs Wharf Marina on the Queen Annes County side of the Chester River, three miles south of Chestertown in Kent County.This beautiful setting, near a charming small town, is well worth a day trip or a weekend of exploring. For lodging and tourist information, call 410-778-0416, or visit http://www.kentcounty.com/.
DIRECTIONS: From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Take 50 East to 301 North. 50 East and 301 North separate approximately 9 miles past the Bay Bridge. Stay on 301 by taking the left fork. In approximately 5 miles, take the Route 213 North exit toward Chestertown and Washington College. After 2 miles, you will pass through Centreville. Proceed another 10 miles and turn left onto Rolphs Wharf Road. A Swim for Life banner will mark this turn. Follow Rolphs Wharf Road for 2 miles and a volunteer will direct you for parking. If you plan to drive Saturday morning, it is best to leave early to avoid summer bridge traffic.