Body marking (i.e. your race number will be written on your arm and leg) will begin at or after 7:30 a.m. near the registration area. Body-marking will continue until the last athlete is numbered. Even if you have a late swim start time, we still ask that you arrive at the race site BEFORE the pre-race meeting at 8:45 a.m. Pre-Race Meeting will be outside the Finish Arch (near the PA system.) When setting up your bike for a later swim start, please pay attention to the instructions of the transition marshals to ensure the area is clear. Athletes that have already started their race and are doing their transitions will have the “right-of-way” and you may be asked to wait until they are clear of the transition area before you are allowed to proceed. It is for your safety and security, that only competitors are allowed in the transition area.
Bike racks for the triathlon will not be marked so pick your own spot when you are ready to setup your transition spot. This will be your spot for the entire event. There will be a specific set of racks for relay and a specific spot for Sprint/Try-A-Tri.
It will be appreciated if you remove your bike form transition as soon after you finish your event to make more room for other participants. Please heed the instructions of the transition marshals when attending to your bike while the race is in progress and other athletes are competing.
– Swimmers must swim in a counter clockwise direction in each lane.
-All swim strokes (front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke, side-stroke, dog paddle, etc.) are permitted in the race. Walking in the shallow end will not be permitted.
– Please use caution with backstroke as it is dangerous with 3 others swimming in the lane with you. When doing backstroke, keep the lane marker or wall to your left shoulder.
– There will be a maximum of 4 swimmers per lane and once one group of swimmers exits the lane when finished their 250m or 500m, the next group of 4 swimmers will be signaled to slip in that lane to start their swim. This is called the continuous feed.
– There will be a volunteer on deck to notify you when your swim will start. You will walk across a timing mat (start of swim) and walk to the lane waiting for you to slip in. Notify the volunteer lap counter that you are going in too!
– No diving in the pool. If you notice someone on deck who is about to enter your lane while you are swimming towards the wall of the lap counter, let them go in front of you – they will have a bit more speed than you and this would avoid them swimming over you.
– Please wait on deck with others with the same “heat letter” as you. Your “heat letter” will be associated with your estimate swim time.
– Passing is permitted but please try to pass swimmers at the wall and let the faster swimmer go in front of you. (Say “Thanks” when they let you go in front of you.) If your feet are being touched by a swimmer behind you, that is indicates that the faster swimmer (or more zealous swimmer) would like to pass you. Please stop at the wall and let them go ahead of you.
– Volunteers will count your laps to the best of their ability. When you see a flutter board dipped into the water by your lap counter as you approach the wall, that means you have 50m remaining.
-Flip turns are allowed.
-Keep rest breaks short at the wall and stay to the corners of the lane when resting to allow swimmers to continue through. Rest beaks are allowed! 🙂
– Walk on deck – no running. You may run after you exit the pool and are outdoors.
– Eyeglasses can be left with the volunteer lap counter if you would like them to hold them for you. Please do not wear any footwear (flip-flops, runners, etc.) on deck. They will be forgotten about…trust me.
– Most importantly….Have fun!