Swim Series Rules & Info

Carolina Swim Series - Description

The Carolina Swim Series is comprised of 7 open water swim races, featuring some ocean swims, some saltwater swims in semi-protected bodies of water, and one race in a beautiful mountain lake.

2019 Carolina Swim Series:

*  5/18:  Stoked To Go Out  (Wrightsville Beach)
*  6/8:   Lake Lure Swim Challenge  (Lake Lure)
*  7/14:  Swim CB  (Carolina Beach)
*  8/18:  Racin’ the Basin  (Ft. Fisher)
*  9/7:  Holy City SwimJam  (Charleston)
*  9/14:  Pier-to-Pier  (Wrightsville Beach)
*  9/29:  Swim the Loop  (Wrightsville Beach)


Come race for series awards and swag at some great open-water swim venues!

Series Awards & Categories

*  To be eligible for Carolina Swim Series awards, a person has to compete in at least three events in 2019.
*  Anyone competing in more than three events will have their best three results used for series scoring.
*  Awards will be presented at the end of the year in the following categories:

Award Categories:

Top Overall Male & Female
Top Masters Male & Female (40 or over)
Top 3 (M & W) in the following age categories:
              *  15 & Under, 16 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 & Over

 

Scoring System

The CSS will use a very simple points system for series scoring to determine the series award winners.

*  For each Carolina Swim Series race, the following points table will be used for series scoring.
*  Points will be allocated for the top 20 male finishers and top 20 female finishers.

Races:

*  Stoked to Go Out
*  Lake Lure - 1.5 mile
*  Swim CB
*  Racin' the Basin - 1.5 mile
*  Holy City SwimJam - 1 mile & 2.5K
*  Pier to Pier
*  Swim the Loop – Motts Channel 

Finishing Place                    Points

1st Place – Overall                 40 Points
2nd                                          35
3rd                                           31
4th                                           28
5th                                           26
6th                                           24
7th                                           22
8th                                           20
9th                                           18
10th                                         16
11th                                         14
12th                                         12
13th                                         10
14th                                           8
15th                                           6
16th                                           5
17th                                           4
18th                                           3
19th                                           2
20th                                           1

NOTE:  The four longer distance races in the series will carry a slightly higher point value.

*  Racin’ the Basin – 3 mile
*  Lake Lure - 3 mile
*  Holy City SwimJam - 5K
*  Swim the Loop - 3.5 mile

Finishing Place                    Points

1st Place – Overall                 50 Points
2nd                                          45
3rd                                           40
4th                                           36
5th                                           32
6th                                           29
7th                                           26
8th                                           24
9th                                           22
10th                                         20
11th                                         18
12th                                         16
13th                                         14
14th                                         12
15th                                         10
16th                                           8
17th                                           6
18th                                           4
19th                                           2
20th                                           1