From June 2015 Open Water Peer-to-Peer Conference Call

Prior to the event, review and use the USMS Safety Plan and if the event is to be held during cooler months (with temperatures possibly being 64 F degrees or lower, also review and use the USMS Thermal plan. Both can be found in the Guide to Operations section of the website.

Visit the site well in advance of the event date to find and talk to water people in immediate area of the event. Marina operators, boat salespeople, boat repair people, State river control people, etc., make very good volunteers on race day and/or help you with the safety part of the open water event.

Have your LMSC chair assist you with preparing a request for a USMS rebate. This matter is scheduled for presentation to the USMS House of Delegates in September this year.