postal two-Mile relay
The Postal Two-Mile Relay is a USMS sanctioned event where relays consisting of 2, 3, or 4 swimmers each swim 100 yards in rotation until 3600 yards (about 2 miles) is completed. Some do the event for competition, others do it for fitness, all do it for fun—all who wish to participate are welcome!
2018 EVENT DETAILS
Date of Swim: The Postal Two-Mile Relay must be swum in its entirety between October 1 and November 30, 2018. All relay members MUST be currently registered members of USMS or a FINA member national governing body on or before the day of their swim!
Swim the Postal Two-Mile Relay first between October 1 and November 30, 2018, recording cumulative time splits on the official event split sheet.
Submit one online entry per team via ClubAssistant by 11:59pm on December 10, 2018 Pacific Time. Your entry is not complete until you have received a confirmation of your entry by email. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact the Event Director.
Pay the $20.00 fee per USMS relay team ($25.00 for foreign relays). Fees are non-refundable. Entries must be paid by credit card, either Visa or MasterCard and will be processed by "ClubAssistant.com Events"
Location: The Postal Two-Mile Relay may be completed in any 25-yard or 25-meter pool. Teams competing in a 25-meter pool will swim 3600 meters. Please submit your final time in the course that you swam. 25-meter final times will be converted to 25-yard times by multiplying by 0.9144.
Each relay team must have a timer who shall time and count lengths by recording split times for each four lengths (100 yards/meters) during the swim. Timing may be done with a stopwatch or electronic timing device. Cumulative split times must be recorded to the nearest second on the official event split sheet, which must be kept for each relay.
Swimmers may start from the starting block, the pool deck, or a push from the wall. If a swimmer’s feet have lost contact with the starting platform (block, deck, or wall) before the preceding teammate touches the wall, the team will be assessed a 10 second penalty. Flagrant false starting may be subject to disqualification.
If any member of the relay is unable to swim his or her leg, the team is disqualified.
Relay teams may consist of two, three, or four swimmers:
For relays with 2 swimmers, each swimmer will swim 18 x 100 in the same rotation.
For relays with 3 swimmers, each swimmer will swim 12 x 100 in the same rotation.
For relays with 4 swimmers, each swimmer will swim 9 x 100 in the same rotation.
There are no separate categories based on number of swimmers on relay teams.
This event will be contested in three categories: Women, Men, and Mixed. Mixed relays must have 2 or 4 relay team members with equal number of men and women.
Participants are allowed to swim in multiple relays.
For full event details and registration, visit ClubAssistant.
Commemorative T-Shirts can be ordered while completing the event registration online.
Commemorative T-Shirt (Unisex) S - XL - $20.00
Commemorative T-Shirt (Unisex) 2XL- 4XL - $22.00
The Tualatin Hills Barracudas hosted the first Postal Two-Mile Relay in 2017. 68 relay teams from across the US participated, with the following results.