Lake George Open Water Swims

Sat August 17, 2019 Hague, NY US 12836 Directions

2.5k Open Water Swim

$80 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends August 13, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

5k Open Water Swim

$85 9:25AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends August 13, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

10k Open Water Swim

$90 7:40AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends August 13, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Hague Town Beach Park
9060 Lake Shore Drive
Hague, NY US 12836

2.5K, 5k, and 10k Open Water Swims

Hague, NY

Saturday, August 17,  2019

Hosted by Green Leaf Racing

Sanctioned by Adirondack Masters for USMS, Inc.

Sanction Number COMING SOON


  • The 2.5k Swim will begin at 8:00am; swimmers must check in by 7:15am; mandatory pre-race meeting will be held at 7:20am
  • The 5k Swim will begin at 9:25am; swimmers must check in by 9:10am; mandatory pre-race meeting will be held at 9:10am
  • The 10k Swim will begin at 7:40am; swimmers must check in by 7:10am; mandatory pre-race meeting will be held at 7:20am


The 2.5k, 5k, 10k course will consist of a 2.5k out-and-back style loop, marked by large buoys on the corners and sighting buoys in between. The start is in-water, waist deep, and the finish takes place on the beach. There is a floating dock near the start/lap buoy where those in the 5k and 10k may place fuel. Course maps are available at


Each swimmer’s age shall be determined by their age on December 31, 2019 except for 18-year-olds, who must be 18 on the day they swim.

All participants must be registered for 2019 with USMS (or the equivalent FINA organization for foreign swimmers) and are required to provide their membership ID during the registration process. 

Participants who are not currently registered with USMS are required to purchase a USMS One-Event Registraton during online entry. Annual memberships can be purchased or renewed at


Current 2019 U.S. Masters 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. Category II suits - including wetsuits - are allowed, but swimmers wearing anything other than Category I suits will not be eligible for individual national records. Swimmers must declare their division (Category I or Category II) during online registration. Swimmers will not be allowed to switch divisions on race day.

A digital copy of the 2019 rulebook can be viewed/ downloaded at: 

Please read the brief overview of each category below. Refer to section 303.4 of the 2019 USMS  rule book for more details.
Category I Suits Overview:
  • Goggles, nose clips, ear plugs, & wristwatches are permitted
  • Swimsuit must be only one or two pieces & shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, or below the ankles
  • Absolutely no clasps or zippers permitted
  • "Non-Wetsuit category"
Category II Suits overview
  • "Wetsuit Category"
  • Goggles, armbands, rash guards, nose clips, ear plugs, wristwatches, and grease are also allowed

 IMPORTANT: USMS Rule 303.3.3(A) has been updated in 2018 to allow swimmers to rest on the course without penalty of disqualification. Despite the change to the rule, for this event, any contact between swimmers and crafts or other physical features of the course will result in disqualification. 


There will only be online registration for this event, no paper entries. Entries will be accepted until August 13, 2018. There are no race day entries.

Entry Fees:

The below entry fees cover safety (water craft, EMTs), shirts, awards, chip timing and post-race food & drink. There are two price increases, the first being on May 27th, 2019, and the second on July 22nd, 2019.

2.5k: $70 / $75 / $80

5k: $75 / $80 / $85

10k: $80 / $85 / $90


Each swimmer will wear a timing chip on his or her ankle. Times will be recorded as swimmers cross the finish line. Manual backup timing will also be utilized.


For safety reasons, those not able to complete the 2.5k in 1.25 hours, the 5k in 2.5 hours or the 10k in 4 hours are advised not to enter; you will be listed in the results as DNF if you exceed these times. Safety support will be coordinated with Hague Fire Department and EMS, Lake George Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, and volunteers. Swimmers will be briefed on all safety aspects before the start of the race. All safety personnel and race officials will be identified by signage and distinctive clothing. Swimmers will be advised of their location.  Local authorities and meet management have the authority to postpone or cancel the event for safety reasons.  Updates will be posted on


Those in the 5k and 10k swims must submit evidence of having completed a swim of 2/3rds the distance of your chosen event. Evidence must be emailed to and must include the date, venue, distance, and time it took you to complete your swim. These swims should be in open water and they may happen in or out of competition. If you have extensive training experience in pools and some open water swim experience that will suffice as evidence. The key is to ensure that everyone is able to complete the distance comfortably and within the cut-off time.

Water Temperature:

  • The Lake’s temperature usually varies between 68°F and 74°F in late August.
  • The race will be canceled if the water temperature is less than 60.8°F (16°C) or greater than 85°F (29.4°C).
  • The race will be canceled if the sum of the water and air temperatures is less than 118°F (or 30°C) or greater than 175°F (or 61.6°C).

Age Groups:

Standard USMS 5-year age groups; 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39…100+

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 race. Failure to arrive on time for the briefing could result in disqualification.


A listing of hotels is available at 


Top 3 overall male and females for the 2.5k, 5k and 10k will be given custom awards. The top 3 male and female age-group winners in the 2.5k, 5k and 10k will receive certificates. The ceremony for the 2.5k will take place at 9:30a at the beach. Awards ceremony for the 5k and 10k will take place at 11:30 at the beach. These times may change.


Results will be posted at and


Take I-87 to Exit 24, then head east off the exit for 4 miles to route 9N. Turn left at 9N for 25 miles to Hague Public Beach. 

For More Information please contact: 

The Green Leaf Racing Office at or (518) 677-2768, or Race Director Chris Bowcutt at 

Pre-Race Social / Packet Pick-up

We will once again be hosting a pre-race meal and social on Friday, August 16th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Hague Fire Department Building. 

Stop by to pick up your packet, & stay for a delicious meal! The cost is $15 per adult, $5 for kids 12 and under. Purchase a dinner pass in our store (click the drop-down "more" menu above) or pay cash at the door!

This year's menu coming soon!

Have any questions? Contact Anna at or 518-677-2768 

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