September 17th, 2016
Angle Lake, SeaTac WA
8:30 AM Check In Time

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Meet Information

BLUE WAVE AQUATICS is hosting next year's 2017 USMS Open Water Nationals 1 Mile Swim!

As a preview and dry-run for this swim, we will be offering the 'Elite 1 Mile Swim' at this year's LAST GASP OF SUMMER!

The last open water swim of the Season... for youth and masters swimmers. The lake temperature averages in the high 60's in mid-September.

Entry includes one event, swim cap, gift and lunch. Family members are welcome to cheer on their swimmers and enjoy lunch after, donations will be accepted.


Master Swimming
Youth Swimming
  • ELITE 1 Mile swim
  • 1 Mile wetsuit
  • 1 Mile non-wetsuit
  • 2 Mile wetsuit
  • 2 Mile non-wetsuit
  • 500 meter non-wetsuit [9 - 12 year olds]
  • 1 Mile non-wetsuit
  • 2 Mile non-wetsuit


Master Swimming
Youth Swimming
Current USMS rules will govern this event. The use of neoprene wet suits or other nonporous attire is allowed. Fins, pull buoys, snorkels, mp3 players are examples of items NOT allowed under USMS rules. To view USMS complete rules for open water events please visit USMS Rules and Regulations at

ELITE 1 Mile Swim - wetsuits are not allowed. No day of the race entries and all swimmers must be USMS registered at the time they register.

TIME LIMIT A time limit of 40 minutes is in place for the Elite 1 Mile, all swimmers who have not completed the mile will be pulled. If you cannot swim 1 mile in 30 minutes you should not sign up for this event.
Current PNS and USA Swimming rules will govern this event. Swim attire is covered in US swimming rules and regulations. Fins, pull buoys, wetsuits, snorkels, mp3 players are examples of things NOT allowed. To view USA Swimming rules for open water events please visit USA Swimmings Rules and Regulations at


Master Swimming
Youth Swimming
  • 18 years of age or older, as of September 17th, 2016 AND
  • Currently registered with USMS, Canadian, or Foreign Masters. Additional $10.00 'One Event USMS Registration' fee is available

Non-PNA USMS registered swimmers must submit a copy of their current year registration card to the race registrar.

USMS One-Event Fee

USMS offers a entry into Last Gasp of Summer, for $10.00, a Sanctioned USMS event. For $42.00 more, enjoy USMS membership for the remainder of the year. Membership includes access to pool events, clinics, coaches, open water swims and their magazine subscription. Contact PNA registrar Stephanie Hiebert at for more information.

Swimmers must have a 500/400 free time verifiable in the SWIMS database that is faster than the times below:

  • 9 - 10 year olds: 8:00 (yards), 7:15 (meters)
  • 11 - 12 year olds: 7:00 (yards), 6:15 (meters)

To swim in the 1 or 2 mile races, swimmers must have a verifiable time in the SWIMS database for a 500/400 free that is faster than the times below:

  • 6:30 (yards), 5:45 (meters)


  • Currently registered with United States Swimming and member of Pacific Northwest Swimming
  • Age Groups will be determined by age on race day


Master Swimming
Youth Swimming
Registration Opens 06/22/2016
Early entries before September 1st $65.00
Entries September 1st thru September 13th $70.00
Day of Race Registration $80.00
One Day USMS Registration $22.00 $10.00
If you swim one event, pay regular price. If you swim two events (Elite Mile and either the 1 or 2 mile) $20.00 extra.

Registration closes 11:59 PM PST on September 13th OR when the event is full. Maximum athletes for the Last Gasp of Summer is 300.

Cancellation Policy

Online open water registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Contact Wendy Neely, USA Registrar at 206-793-9391 or by email at by September 13th, 2016

Blue Wave Aquatics
P. O. Box 24083
Federal Way, WA 98093

Cancellation Policy

Download the registration form by clicking on the REGISTER TODAY button below.

Race Day Schedule

Elite 1 Mile
8:00 am Registration opens
8:30 am Mandatory Meeting for ALL Elite 1 Mile swimmers
8:45 am Chip check-in and warmups
9:00 AM START Elite 1 Mile race
USMS 1 and 2 Mile Race
USA 1 and 2 Mile Race and 500 Meter Race
8:30 am Registration Opens
9:45 am Mandatory Meeting for ALL swimmers
10:30 am START USA 2 Mile Swim
10:35 am START USMS 2 Mile Swim
10:40 am START USA 1 Mile Swim
10:45 am START USMS 1 Mile Swim
11:30 am START USA 500 Meter swim at the conclusion of the 2 mile swim
12:00 NOON Awards / Picnic Lunch

Safety Meeting Information


Angle Lake Park
19408 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98148

Angle Lake is an L shaped community lake in the heart of SeaTac, about 1 mile south of SeaTac Airport. The park has a large beach and picnic area. Restrooms and chaning areas are available.

DIRECTIONS: From I-5: Take the South 188th St exit (#152); drive west 1 mile; turn left onto International Blvd (aka Pacific Highway South); drive south .5 miles; turn left on South 195th St into the park. Plenty of free parking.

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