Blueberry FestivalLabor Day WeekendSeptember 1 - 4, 2017Plymouth, Indiana
Marshall County Blueberry Festival 888-936-5020    574-936-5020       E-MAIL US

Blueberry Splash

The first annual Blueberry Open Water Swim was held on Myers Lake. All proceeds of this event go to the “Plymouth Sharks - Build a Pool Fund” c/o the Marshall County Community Foundation.

The address of the event is 14811 12th Road, Plymouth, IN. This will be the ending point in the swim. Swimmers will be escorted via watercraft to the beginning point. This will provide an opportunity to view the course prior the race. Parking will be available at this location. If swimmers prefer they may be dropped off at the beginning location, 12086 Peach Road, Plymouth, IN. However be aware parking will not be available at that location.

Blueberry Splash 2016 Pictures



BLUEBERRY SPLASH 2017 Form (pdf)

EVENT SCHEDULE
September 3, 2017
Check in 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Warm-ups 8::45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Pre-Race Safety Briefing 9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Race Start 10:00 a.m.
Race End 11:00 a.m.

ENTRY FEE
July 1 thru August 1 .....$25
August 2 thru August 15 .....$35
September 3, day of registration .....$40
    8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2017.

WINNING TIMES
Time will be marked via electronic stopwatch. The fastest time marks the winning time and subsequent times finish in chronological order.

LOCATION
Myers Lake (14811 12th Road, Plymouth, IN) The lake temperature is usually between 70 – 75 degrees during this time of year. Currents are minimal, flowing in the direction of the wind. Prevailing wind direction varies day to day.

COURSE
3/4 mile straight line, adding 1/4 mile angle back to finish.

EVENT LOGISTICS
The race will begin on land. Swimmers will enter the water before proceeding east and then north where finishing times will be marked using an electronic stop watch.

WINNING TIMES
The 1-mile time trial race will end 60 minutes after the start of the race. After 60 minutes all swimmers who have not completed the course will be kindly asked to retire. Refreshments: Drinks and snacks will be provided to swimmers after the race.

ELIGIBILITY
On the day of the event swimmers age of 11 years old and older are eligible for this event.

WARM UP
Come early to loosen up. Warm ups open at 8:45 a.m. and run thru 9:30 a.m.

AWARDS
First, Second, Third

EVENT CANCELLATION
In the event of bad weather, the event will not be postponed. Upon request entry fees will be refunded minus entrant costs (t-shirt, swim cap). A decision to cancel the race due to weather will be made on the beach the morning of the event. Every possible attempt to race will be made, safety allowing

REMINDER
THIS IS A CHARITY and in order to keep costs & entry fees down we DO NOT mail unclaimed prizes or prize money. It is your responsibility to see that your winnings are picked up during the awards ceremony.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBERRY SPLASH
Contact the race director at director@blueberrysplash.com.

EVENT WEBSITE
www.blueberrysplash.com


During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots reported after eating blueberry jam, their night vision improved aiding bombing missions.