2019 USMS Open Water National Championship Bid Form
2019 OPEN WATER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREFERRED BIDDING AREAS

East: Sprint Distance (1-Mile) & Long Distance (> 3 / < 6 Mile), Multi-Day Festival Option
Central: 2-Mile Cable & Marathon Distance (≥ 6 / < 9 Mile)
West: Middle Distance (> 1 / ≤ 3 Mile) & Ultra Marathon Distance (9+ Mile)

Instructions:

Please answer ALL of the questions below for each event in which you are bidding.

Please answer with NONE or N/A if applicable.

Multiple bids may be submitted on one form if they are all being managed by the same organization.

For questions, please email longdistance@usms.org

All completed bid forms must be submitted no later than July 1, 2017.

If you think you will need to edit your answers, please click on the link provided immediately upon completing this form. Copy and save the url so you can access your responses at a later date.

Name of Event
Please select all that apply
Is this bid in-area?
See instructions on top of form.
If you are bidding for multiple events, are you proposing a festival format of multiple Open Water National Championship events?
If yes, please describe.
Your answer
Actual length of open water swim(s)
Your answer
Existing event name(s)
Your answer
How many years has your event been run as a USMS sanctioned event?
Your answer
Event location
Your answer
Body of water
Event date(s)
Your answer
Number of Entrants Expected
Your answer
Expected water temperature on race day
Your answer
Expected air temperature on race day
Your answer
Club/Sponsoring organization
Your answer
Enter Sanctioning LMSC. Has the LMSC been consulted and does it support this bid?
Your answer
Event DIrector 1: Name, Address, Phone, Email
Your answer
Event DIrector 2: Name, Address, Phone, Email
Enter "None" or "N/A" if appropriate
Your answer
List Championship Experience
Enter "None" or "N/A" if appropriate
Your answer
List Local Experience
Your answer
Volunteer Sources: Experience, numbers
Your answer
Will you be using an online entry system? (The use of an online entry system is strongly recommended. Bids not using an online entry system are discouraged.)
Please provide the name of the vendor you will use for the online entry system. (Club Assistant is the preferred vendor. The use or non-use of Club Assistant could be a deciding factor in bid selection.)
Your answer
Indicate awards to be offered (1st place through - what place?) for both Individual and Relays
Note that 1-6 is required.
Your answer
Our sponsoring organization agrees to work with the USMS sponsors, as applicable, at the time of the event.
Sponsors may change from year to year.
We (the bidder's sponsoring organization) have read Section 307 of the 2017 USMS Rule Book and understand all aspects of that section, particularly our financial obligations for this National Championship including the requirement for a Performance Bond to be paid in advance to USMS which is refundable in full or at a prorated amount based on the LDC evaluation of the event.
Our sponsoring organization understands that this bid will be circulated, discussed, and reviewed by the LDC prior to Convention, and that the Selection process will occur prior to the Convention.
Please list other pertinent information or website links that you want the LDC to know for this bid.
Attachments (such as proposed entry form, logos, etc) may be submitted to longdistance@usms.org
Your answer
If you are bidding for more than one event on this sheet, and including any open water events you may also be bidding for, please indicate your priority, i.e., 1, 2, 3…9.
Enter "None" or "N/A" if appropriate.
Your answer
Please indicate your interest in extending your bid possibility for the years 2020 and 2021, in addition to consideration for 2019. Indication of interest is no guarantee that bids will be extended, merely a helpful indication of interest in the event the LDC is able to form an ongoing pool of interested bidders. Please note that declining to extend your bid possibility for the years 2020 and 2021 will not be viewed unfavorably by the LDC nor preclude bids in future years.
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