Lake Clare, Huntington, Indiana, United States

Start Date

05/15/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Swimming, SwimRun, 2 Miles, 1 Mile, 750m, 300 Yards, 500 Yards

Join the Live4Love Aquatics team (L4LA) at Lake Clare for The Huntington Mile Open Water Swim Series. The 2022 race date for The Huntington Mile Open Water Swim Series Race is Sunday, June19th at 8am! Hummer Reunion and Father's Day celebration immediately following the race.

In addition to the The Huntington Mile race date, the Live4Love Aquatics team will return for a 4th season to offer  #SummerSundays2022 open water swim practices! Practice dates will run from May 15th - September 25th, 2022. Sign up for the Summer Sundays Season Pass (link above) and receive the discounted price until 05/01/2022. 

About the Venue:

Lake Clare is a 65+ acre piece of land located on the Huntington Township west line that offers the county a natural resource for their members and neighbors to enjoy the outdoors. Recreational features such as hiking trails, pavilions, fitness park, playground, fishing waters, picnic areas with grills, and kayak/SUP rentals (to name a few) attract area residents and visitors to Lake Clare year round. Heritage and legacy encompass the grounds of one of Huntington's most attractive natural resources. Lake Clare is the home training waters to past legendary coach, Glen Hummer; multiple Olympians (Dilley, Vogel, Rockefeller); current master endurance swimmers; and USAT pro triathletes. 

Lake Clare offers phenomenal spectator courses with views on shore above the swimmers!

The Huntington Mile: Open Swim Series

4 OWS Race Distances - June 19th, 2022
Two Mile Swim 
Huntington Mile (Olympic mile) 
Huntington Sprint  (750 meters/825 yards) 
Hummer Splash  (300 yards)

Race Course Practice: 
Saturday, June 18th, 2022
1pm-3pm (included in race ticket)

Registration/Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup Time: Saturday, June 18th, 2022 12pm-4pm
Packet Pickup Locations: Lake Clare (race site) 
Race Day Packet pick up begins promptly at 6am
Race Day Registration: 5:45am-7:00am

*Bring a photo ID and your USMS License (if you have one) to packet pickup and registration.
*USMS waivers ; one day USMS one time event (OEVT) license; and USMS Covid-19 Attendee Screening Form will be taken care of here.
*Cash, check and credit card payments(3% fee) can be accepted for day before and race day registrations.

YOUTH DIVISION available for USA Swimmers 10-18 years of age

*50% Discount for youth/USA Swimming - Use Code: YOUTH

Important Disclaimers: The youth division has been approved by USA Swimming for ages 10-18. The youth division start times will be done in heats after USMS start times (approximately 1.5-2 hours). Additional insurance and liability forms will need to be signed the day of packet pickup and/or race day. *50% Discount for ages 18 and Under - USA SWIMMERS - Use Code: YOUTH

CLOTHING

*Males must wear speedo-cut bottoms, jammers, or shorts at minimum. 
*Shirtless torsos are allowed for men only.
*Females must wear swim suit bottoms and public swimming appropriate tops at minimum.

COURSES

All distance courses are configured in an out-and-back triangular style loop, marked by large buoys on the corners and sighting buoys in between. Buoys will be colored and indicative to the distance and cap color.  For all races: the start and the finish takes place on the beach. This is considered a running beach start/finish.

RULES

Current 2022 U.S. Masters Swimming Open Water and Long Distance and USA Swimming rules will govern this event. Swimmers must wear the swim cap provided, have their race numbers on their arms, and follow all announced safety rules without exception.  Wetsuits/skin suits will be permitted (within USA and USMS temperature guidelines). 

ENTRIES

Online registration will remain open until Sunday, June 19th, 2022. Registration will close at 6:30am. T-shirts are not guaranteed after June 5th, 2022.  

ENTRY FEES

The entry fees cover safety & rescue (water craft, lifeguards, dive team, EMT), course equipment, USMS and USA Swimming sanctioning, officials/referees, event insurance, race shirts, swim caps, swag, awards, chip timing and post-race food & drink. Price increases the closer we get to race day.  Early Registration closes 1 day prior to the event. (cash, check, debit/credit card accepted). If you prefer to pay in alternate digital methods such as CashApp, Venmo, or cryptocurrency Please email graystongrace@gmail.com and we will assist in your registration. Feel free to submit any questions.

Two Mile Swim #1 (#2): $65 until 02/28; $75 until 05/31, $80 RACE month
Huntington Mile #1 (#2): $55 until 02/28 / $65 until 05/31 $70 RACE month
Huntington Sprint #1 (#2): $45 until 02/28 / $50 until 05/31, $60 RACE month
Hummer Splash #1 (#2): $35 until 02/28 / $45 until 05/31, $50 RACE month

CHIP TIMING

Our 2022 races will be chip timed by Ruble Timing.  Each swimmer will wear an ankle bracelet with a chip attached. Your individual chip time starts when you cross the mat to enter the water and stops when you cross the mat coming out of the water. Timing chips will be given out in race bags for pre-registered swimmers and day before registration. Race Day: give as you register

NUMBERING

All participants must be body marked race morning with a permanent marker by a volunteer, and will receive a wristband at packet pickup that is mandatory to wear during the race with their number on it.

SAFETY

Safety support will be coordinated with professional emergency services and volunteers. Swimmers will be briefed on all safety aspects before the start of the race. Race officials have the authority to postpone or cancel the event for safety reasons.  Officials, Lifeguards, Referees, and other safety personnel will line the courses. The personnel and volunteers will be on kayaks, paddle boards, and/or John Boat. For safety reasons, those not able to complete the 2 Mile distance in 2 hours 30 minutes are advised not to enter this division; you will be listed in the results as DNF if you exceed this time. Our recommendation is to participate in a shorter distance division or come train with Live4Love during our Sunday open water swim practices this season!

REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds or deferrals for this event, no exceptions. In the case of inclement weather or other unexpected circumstances, the race director has the right to cancel the race or shorten the event. In this case there will be no refunds provided. In signing up for this event, the participants are agreeing to these terms.

CHECK IN & MANDATORY MEETING

All swimmers must check in at the starting location at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the race. All swimmers will be required to attend the final pre-race briefing 30 minutes before the start of the first race. Failure to arrive on time for the briefing could result in disqualification.

RESULTS

Post-race results will be posted on this website and will be put up on display at the race site as soon as available

RESTROOMS

There will be porta-johns on site and the park has a small restroom. 
 

T-SHIRTS, MEDALS/RIBBONS, AWARDS

T-Shirts will be in the race packet. 
Swim Caps will be in the race packet
Awards for top 3 in each USMS & USA age groups for the Swimmers  There are no relays in this event.

 

FOOD AND WATER

In addition to Food Trucks:

Water will be available at the concession stand and first aid stations
LIMITED water will be available on the swim course by means of spotter/monitor, so please plan accordingly. 
Drinks, some snack food, and breakfast will be available pre and post-race at the finish line and concessions.
 

​CONTINGENCY PLANS

​COVID-19

In addition to USMS rules and regulations, The Huntington Mile Open Water Series is being presented and hosted in accordance with local, state, and federal health officials as it relates to COVID-19. All volunteers, staff, and participants are required to fill out the USMS COVID-19 Attendee Screening Form within 48 hours of the Event.  Due to the Event being outdoors spectators are not required to be screened but ALL attendees are required to follow remaining guidelines in place.

Important Links
Please continue to follow the guidelines established by local, state, and federal health officials in your area.

CDC Coronavirus Website
WHO Coronavirus Website
U.S. Department of State Current Coronavirus Outbreaks Website

USMS Rules (2021 Sanction Number is: 161-W001) (2022 Sanction Number: PENDING)

A complete list of USMS rules can be found at www.usms.org  Rules will be gone over at the pre-race meeting on Saturday.

Season Practices: Summer Sundays

Need to practice? Need a place to practice? Want to give open water swim a try?

Perfect! We have you covered! The L4L Aquatics Team will set their 500 yard triangular course for you to practice! #SummerSundays2022 run from May 15th-September 25th. Open water swim practice begins at 1pm. Right now we are offering the early bird rate for everyone! Price increase May 1st. All experienced swimmers 10 years old and up are welcome! Take advantage of our early bird rate by clicking "Season Pass: Summer Sundays" event button above.

#SummerSundays2022 where everyone is welcome and fellowship stirs the soul...and the waters! 

And, for the non swimmers: 

Lake Clare is filled with additional activities on both land and water! Browse the Event Schedule (link coming soon) for more family friendly fun activities like Drum circles, specialty fitness sessions, and food & entertainment! - Or, consider volunteering on the water or land! Browse the Volunteer tab above to find more details!

Don't forget: Lake Clare offers phenomenal spectator courses with views on shore above the swimmers!

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Two Mile OWS

    The 2 mile swim is 4 loops around the large triangle course This race is for experienced OWS swimmers 10-99+ years old
    Activity Starts: 6/19/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 6/19/2022 11:00
    Registration opens : 11/19/2021 06:55
    Activity type: Swimming, SwimRun
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/19/2021 06:55
      Registration closes : 2/28/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $4.77
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $75.00
      Processing fee : $5.35
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/19/2022 06:30
      Race fee : $85.00
      Processing fee : $5.93


  2. Huntington Mile

    Huntington Mile - Olympic distance is 2 loops around the large triangle - distance is a "swim race mile" = 1500 meters or 1650 yards This race is for experienced OWS swimmers 10-99+ years old
    Activity Starts: 6/19/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 6/19/2022 11:00
    Registration opens : 11/19/2021 06:55
    Activity type: Swimming, SwimRun
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/19/2021 06:55
      Registration closes : 2/28/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $55.00
      Processing fee : $4.19
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $4.77
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/19/2022 06:30
      Race fee : $75.00
      Processing fee : $5.35


  3. Huntington Sprint

    The Huntington Sprint distance is 1 loop around the medium/large triangle - 750meters/825 yards This race is for experienced OWS swimmers 10-99+ years old
    Activity Starts: 6/19/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 6/19/2022 11:00
    Registration opens : 11/19/2021 06:55
    Activity type: Swimming, SwimRun
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/19/2021 06:55
      Registration closes : 2/28/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $55.00
      Processing fee : $4.19
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/19/2022 06:30
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $4.77


  4. Hummer Splash

    This is an "out and back" 300 yard triangle ages for the experienced pool swimmer but beginner level open water swimmers 10-99+ years old This course is designed as a small triangle and allows for experienced youth and older newbies to get their feet wet in the open water.
    Activity Starts: 6/19/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 6/19/2022 11:00
    Registration opens : 11/19/2021 06:55
    Activity type: Swimming, SwimRun
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/19/2021 06:55
      Registration closes : 5/1/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 5/2/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/17/2022 11:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03


  5. Season Pass: Summer Sundays

    Need to practice? Want to give open water swim a try? Perfect! We have you covered! #SummerSundays2022 at Lake Clare You will find a 500 yard triangular course with the Live4Love Aquatics Team geared up and ready to provide you a safe open water swim practice. This will be our 4th season at Lake Clare and have found Sunday practices at 1pm has allowed all participants a safe environment and opportunity to fellowship, train, inspire, and grow together as swimmers, monitors, lifeguards, and administrators. But most of all.... we have become friends and cheerleaders of one another. Come join our community of open water enthusiasts this summer! 2022 Season: May 15th until September 25th Sundays @ 1pm No practice on holiday weekends and select Sundays. We will have approximately 25 practices at Lake Clare, home of the Huntington Mile Open Water Swim Series Early Bird Rate: $200 (everyone) Price Increase (May 1st): $250 (USMS & USA Members) $300 - Non Members. Youth Season Pass will remain at $250 Daily Practice Rate: $20 USA Swimming - Team discounts and practice sessions are available. Contact Andrea (Andi) Storms to arrange your private practice. graystongrace@gmail.com #SummerSundays2022 where everyone is welcome and fellowship stirs the soul...and the waters! 
    Activity Starts: 5/15/2022 13:00 - Activity Ends: 9/25/2022 13:00
    Registration opens : 11/19/2021 07:00
    Activity type: Swimming, SwimRun
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): SUPRISE GIFT
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/19/2021 07:00
      Registration closes : 3/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $200.00
      Processing fee : $12.60
    • Registration opens : 4/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/18/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $250.00
      Processing fee : $13.00


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