mind. body. soul.
Special Offers

OSU Ross Open Water Swims & Aquathlons

The OSU Ross Heart Hospital Open Water Swims (ROWS) and Aquathlon Series (is part of the OSU Ross Tri Fit Challange and is the perfect opportunity for swimmers and triathletes of all ages and abilities to practice their open water swimming in a fun, competitive environment and at distances not previously offered at other venues.

It's also the perfect opportunity for triathletes to practice their open water pacing and swimming in a mass start format with the bonus of an added 5K run . After each race you'll have a chance to relax, kick back with friends, and enjoy the post race food and drinks.  Distances for the series include a 0.25 mile, 0.50 mile, 1 mile, and 2 mile swims. 

Distance for the aquathlon include; Tri - 0.25 mile swim & 2 mile run, Fit - 0.50 mile swim & 5k run, and Challenge 1 mile swim & 5k. 

View all events

When:
June 1, 2013
7:00 AM

Where:
Alum Creek State Park
Lewis Center, OH

Register for this event!

Event Schedule

Saturday, June 1 
Registration Opens 6:15 am
Transition Opens 6:15 am
Open Water 2.0 mile START: 7:00 am 

Aquathlon Challenge START: 8:30 am
Open Water 1.0 mile START: 8:30 am

Aquathlon Tri START: 9:30 am
Open Water .25 mile START: 9:30 am

Open Water .50 mile START:10:30 am
Aquathlon Fit START:10:30 am 

TIMES are subject to change to inclement weather

Divisions

Aquathlon divisions available to participants:

Age divisions: Male & Female: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 

Relay teams

Open Water Swims: Masters, Triathletes (Wetsuit Division)

Note: Reference age-up rules for all age division participants

Shirts & Amenities

All participants will receive an organic soft-spun cotton shirt vs. a conventional cotton t-shirts or chemically-produced polyester technical shirt. For more details about our shirts, visit Greenswell Green. Athletes must be registered 10 days from the event date to be guaranteed an event shirt. Athletes registering within 10 days of the event date will need to sign an event shirt waiting list at athlete check-in and then check back after the race for shirt availability.

Shirt size selected during registration will be the shirt size given you at athlete check-in. If the shirt size selected by you during registration is the incorrect size, you will need to complete a shirt size transfer list at athlete check-in. You will be required to check back after the race for size availability.

Event Rules

All swimmers must be body marked and aquathletes must wear assigned number on the front of your shirt or shorts during the run portion. Your number must be visible to checkpoint recorders at all times. If chip-time, attach timing chip to your ankle with the provided strap. You will not be scored at the finish line unless your number is visible and your timing chip is attached when you cross the finish.

Swim Caps colors and numbers will be assigned and must be worn. You will not be able to start the swim without your swim cap.

Non-participants are not permitted in the transition area for any reason.

Transition closes promptly at stated time. No entrance into transition will be permitted after stated time.

For US Masters swimming rules visit www.usms.org and for USA Triathlon rules for aquathlon visit www.usatriathlon.org

Entry Fee

To participate in the Open Water Swims, participants must be a member of US Masters Swimming or USA Triathlon. If not a member of these organizations, the participant must participate under a USA Triathlon 1-day license. The entry fees below do not reflect $12 one-day license fee to participate under USA Triathlon sanction. We are required to collect the 1-day license fee and pass it directly to USA Triathlon. ALL non-members are required to pay the one-day license fee.

Greenswell is required to pay an additional fixed fee to these organizations for sanction and membership. Through sanctioning, these organization provide not only certain safety requirements and standards for events to be sanctioned but also provide event liability and participant liability insurance coverage for participant, event organizer, volunteers, event support, and event venue owners, including state and local government.
 
By May 31
Aquathlon Tri: $25 (Individual), $35 (relay)
Aquathlon Fit: $30 (Individual), $40 (relay)
Aquathlon Challenge: $35 (Individual), $45 (relay)

Aquathlon Package (do any 2 aquathlon distances):$45 (Individual), $60 (relay)

Open Water Swims: $20 + $10 for each additional swim distance

Event Day Registration
Aquathlon Tri: $30 (Individual), $40 (relay)
Aquathlon Fit: $35 (Individual), $45 (relay)
Aquathlon Challenge: $40 (Individual), $50 (relay)

Aquathlon Package (do any 2 distances):$60 (Individual), $70 (relay)

Open Water Swims: $25 + $10 for each additional swim distance

Lodging

Days Inn & Suites
7323 S.R. 36/37
740-362-6159

Holiday Inn Express
7301 S.R. 36/37
740-362-3036

Hampton Inn
7329 S.R. 36/37
740-363-4700

Awards

TBD

Policies & Refunds

There are no Transfers or refunds for this event. In addition, there are no entry fee refunds for transferring from a longer distance to a shorter distance. All transfers must be received in writing at craigthompson@greenswell.com.

Click here for athlete safety and Greenswell event policies.

Directions

From the Cleveland to host venue - Take Route 71 South Columbus to SR 36/37. Turn RIGHT toward Delaware. Take 36/37 toward Delaware - Stay in Left lane - Turn Left at South Old State Rd (There will be Alum Creek sign). Take Old State Rd approximately 5 miles to Lewis Center Rd (4 way stop) - Turn LEFT toward BEACH. Beach entrance is approximately 1 mile on the Left.

From Toledo to host venue - Take S.R 23 South to Orange Rd- about 7 miles South of Delaware. Turn Left at Orange Rd. Take Orange Rd to Old State Rd - Turn LEFT. Take Old State Rd to Lewis Center Rd. Turn Right. Take Lewis Center Rd approximately 3 miles to BEACH entrance. Turn Left into Beach entrance.

From Cincinnati to host venue - Take Route 71 North to SR 36/37. Turn LEFT toward Delaware. Take 36/37 toward Delaware - Stay in Left lane - Turn Left at South Old State Rd (There will be Alum Creek sign). Take Old State Rd approximately 5 miles to Lewis Center Rd (4 way stop) - Turn LEFT toward BEACH. Beach entrance is approximately 1 mile on the Left.

From Dayton to host venue - Take I-70E toward Columbus to I-270 North via Exit 93B to Cleveland. Take I-270N to SR 23 North. Take SR 23 North about 5 miles to Orange Rd. Turn Right. Take Orange Rd to Old State Rd. Turn Left. Take Old State Rd to Lewis Center Rd. Turn RIGHT. Take Lewis Center Rd about 3 miles to Alum Creek State Park. Turn LEFT into Park.

Register for this event!

Swim Course: Rectangular course parallel to the beach area of Alum Creek State Park. Average water depth is 6-8 feet.

Run Course (aquathlon): After exiting swim, enter transition to change into running shoes and gear and exit transition. Turn RIGHT out of transition onto the sidewalk along the beach head south and catch the nature trail that connects the park to the Alum Creek Dam. Proceed out to your respective distance turnaround and return the same way you ran out back to the park. Re-connect with the beach sidewalk and run  to the finish line chute.

Wellness & Training

If interested in training for you, your family or company group to prepare for this event contact one of the coaches of TriColumbus at tricolumbus@gmail.com