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Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014
Starting Time: 8:00am
Location: Clift Park, Skaneateles, NY

1-Mile Open Water Swim Race

Race Start:

Deep Water Start. Staged from
the Judge Ben Wiles ship.

Race Finish:
Clift Park

Online Registration Only
Picture ID and USAT Card required at Packet Pick-up.  Online registration closes Monday, August 25th at 11:59PM or when race is sold out.


A USAT Sanctioned Event. Annual USAT membership or one-day license required.

Race Description: Limited to 300 swimmers, including "I'm All That" registrants. The first 100 registrants will experience the unique opportunity to board Mid-Lakes Navigation’s Judge Ben Wiles, be transported to County Club Point (1 mile from the village ramp) and offered the chance to “Escape from the Judge.” All other swimmers will be bused to the Skaneateles Country Club and will jump from the SCC dock. Swimmers will swim to shore following a marked and patrolled course, down the western side of the lake to the seawall ramp near the Village pier with a short land sprint across Clift Park to the finish line near the Village Gazebo.  Participants must be 15 years of age as of 12/31/2014.

Important: All swimmers must be in the Park and "chipped" by 7:10 am on race morning.  Loading of the Judge Ben Wiles and the buses will commence at 7:15 am.  Late arrivals WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to participate.

Race Packet Pick-up: Participants may pick up their Race Packet on Thursday, August 28th from noon - 7:00pm at Syracuse Bicycle! Also from 1:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Skaneateles Community Center. Race Packet Pick-up will also be available 6:30 – 7:10 am on Race Day at the Clift Park Registration Tent. Race participants are responsible for picking up their own Race Packets — no exceptions please.

Course Map: Download Course Map (PDF) Courses subject to change.

Sponsors: View all our great 2014 Sponsors

Awards: Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers. Age Group Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each category. Wet Suits Allowed. Age Group Awards Only, no separate prize category for non-wet suit swimmers.

You must be present to receive your awards. Awards cannot be sent to you – sorry.

Goodie Bags will be given to all participants and include T-shirt, latex swim caps and other items from our sponsors.

Race Fees
Early Bird
 Feb 15 -
Mar 31
Apr 1 -
May 31
Jun 1 -
Jul 31
 Aug 1 -
Aug 25
Add $12 one day USAT membership fee for NON-USAT members.
$35.00 $40.00 $40.00 $50.00

Refund Policy
Due to the charitable nature of the event, we are unable to offer cash refunds. No registration transfers or deferrals for any reason are possible this year because this is the final year of Skaneateles Labor Day Race Weekend. If you must withdraw for any reason your entry fee will be considered a donation. We will provide you with a Donation Verification Letter if we receive your request in writing prior to August 30, 2014.

Please note that this is a USAT Sanctioned Event and registrations are not transferable.