PLEASE NOTE: All Race Fees Are Non-Refundable
All fees are non-refundable. Race funding expenses unfortunately cannot be unspent. If you are unable to participate in the race for any reason or there are dangerous conditions which cause cancellation of the race, there are no refunds, transfers, or deferrals. Participant fees are invested into the cost of staging the event which includes an inordinate amount of energy and pre-event expense such as: planning & arranging course logistics, vendors, Lake Authority communications, permitting, insurance costs, marketing, equipment, crew & volunteer organization, boat expenses, re-stocking or other cancellation losses, shirts, awards, other goodies — not to mention organizers & sponsors time & stress making these arrangements & jumping through various hoops re: same.
Your organizers do highly respect the "swim under any condition" attitude of most open water swimmers and as many of you already know we do our best to provide the opportunity for our race participants to swim. Should extreme weather be a factor, our first step is always to postpone the start time of the race that morning within the limit permitted by conditions and venue permissions.