noun - The Survivor Series is a combination of 5 races (500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, and 5000m) in the Cascade Lakes Swim Series, a 5-race open water swim series in the state of Oregon in Elk Lake, a clear mountain lake at 4,900 feet (1,500 m) above sea level near Bend.
Cascade Lake Swim Series
The Cascade Lake Swim Series offers 5 races over a 3-day period and is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims. The Series tests the navigational IQ and competitive tactics and strategies of the swimmers in a variety of ways: the 0.5 km races are individual time trial on an out-and-back course; the 1 km swim is along an irregular course following the shoreline; 1.5 km and 3 km swims are on a triangular course; the 5 km swim includes three loops of a diamond and triangular course.
The Series includes a Short Series (500m, 1000m, and 1500m swims) and a Long Series (1500m, 3000m, and 5000m swims). Each swimmer may enter one distance series only and must complete all 3 series swims to be eligible for Series awards. For series awards, points will be based on finish order in each race, with a wetsuit deduction when applicable. Swimmers who complete all 5 swims will be eligible for special Survivor Series awards.