Award presentations will begin at 10AM
Overall Winners Awards*
Gold Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the first three male, and female swimmers in the competition based on computer chipped based time. These medals are very similar to Olympic gold medals except the gold medals have double the content of gold than the standard Olympic medal. The silver and gold medals both have 16 troy ounces of sterling silver in each. The Bronze medals are made of, well, bronze.
*You cannot win awards in both the Overall Winners and Swimmer of the Ages Categories. You will receive the highest award that you are eligible. Example if a 40-year-old finishes third overall but is the fasted based on the Swimmer of the Ages handicap he/she would win the gold medal in the swimmer of the ages, but not be awarded the bronze for 3rd overall.
Swimmer of the Ages Awards*
For the first time, age will not be a factor in scoring some great hardware. Based on the event’s age handicapping system anybody of any age (over the age of 18) may score a coveted gold medal. The first three male and female “Swimmers of the Ages” finishers will all get the same awards as the overall winners with Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Think you are the best open water swimmer on the earth based on your age well here’s your chance to prove it.
If you survive the one mile swim you will receive a very cool survivor medallion. If you don’t finish the swim, no medallion for you. If you get swallowed by the Lake Cane monster we will award the medallion posthumously to your next of kin. We will have to scratch the word “survivor” off the medal so other finishers don’t complain.
Age Groups Awards
The top three finishers in each age group will receive nice medals (sorry not real gold and silver) that you will be proud of, but a pawn shop won’t give you much of a loan on them. Winning swimmers in each age group will also receive a champion open water swim buoy.
Hammer Head Swim Caps will be awarded to the top three Male and Female overall fastest finishers and to the top three male and female “Swimmer of the Ages” division finishers. See the video below for more information about hammerhead swim caps.
Global Swim Series American Championships Awards.
This is the Global Swim Series American Championship event. All winners of each age group will receive GSS award certificates for winning the American Championship title.
Since this is the inaugural swim all the fastest times in each age group will be recorded as age group course records.
Inaugural Swim Certificates
All swimmers will receive inaugural swim certificates in their goody bag documenting they participated in the very first Golden Mile race. It may not seem like a big deal now, but how cool would have been to have raced in the first Ironman or the first Tour De France. Forty or fifty years from now your kids will be fighting with your estate attorney over who gets to sell your certificate on eBay because historically it will be priceless.
Inaugural Swim Patches
In addition to the race T-shirts all swimmers will receive inaugural swim patches in their goody bag documenting they participated in the first Golden Mile race. These patches cannot be purchased only earned!!
In addition to all the other great SWAG in the goody bags swimmers will get Golden Mile bumper stickers. They look great on Lamborghinis, so I am told.
Oldest Swimmer Awards
The oldest male and female swimmers to complete The Golden Mile race course will receive a special award.
Lucky Time Prizes
Random prize drawings for all registered swimmers. You must be present to win.