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Ready, Set, Swim! Registration Strong for Open Water Swim Races

The early morning races on the waters of Crystal Lake have 120 participants pre-registered.

Swimmers may return to the water!

Pre-registration for the annual Open Water Swim Races are strong. As of Thursday, about 120 swimmers had already pre-registered, according to race directors. Last year, 175 swimmers hit the water by race day.

"We typically get a lot of registrations on the last few days," said Jenny Leech, public information officer for the Crystal Lake Park District, host of the event.

Saturday's competition consists of one-mile and two-mile swimming races held early in the morning on the water of Crystal Lake. 

Swimmers will start at Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr. in Crystal Lake, and follow an out-and-back straight line. The event is an optimal training tool for athletes planning to compete in future triathlons. Wetsuits are optional. Swimming caps will be provided.

Swmmers who pre-register receive a gift, according to race information. 

Programs Fee: $35 Pre-Registration, $45 Race Day Registration

Race Options:

Code # 1081-0, 1-Mile,           7:30 AM Start

Code # 1082-0, 2-Mile,           7:40 AM Start

Participants may register at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, or online at www.signmeup.com/81985.

Anyone with questions should contact Swim Race Director Joe Davison at 815-459-0680, ext. 228.

Community sponsors for the Open Water Swim Races include: , Chiro One, , Accelerated Rehab, Cherne Family Clinic, Robin Pendergrast Photography, L&V Distributors.

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