Course Length – 3.0 Miles
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- Each Swimmer must wear the colored swim cap provided by the Director.
- Wearing swim goggles or a face mask is recommended, but optional
- No fins, paddles, snorkels or flotation devices of any kind allowed
- Traditional wetsuits are not required but are highly recommended.
- Shoulders must be completely uncovered for numbering
- Timing Chips must be properly fixed on your ankle
- No individual paddlers or escorts allowed. Course will be adequately patrolled by surfboards, kayaks and patrol boats
- Swimmers will be required to have raced officials mark race number on shoulders. Please do not apply sunscreen or Vaseline to areas bearing your race number prior to numbering. Numbers must remain on during the swim
- Time penalties may be imposed on athletes not behind the official start line 5 minutes prior to race start.
- Swimmers are required to stay on course, swim counterclockwise and keep course markers on their left. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. A line of boats will flank the river side of the swim route.
- Any assistance required during the swim will result in disqualification.
- Swim course will be closed 2 hours prior to the start of the race. Contestants still in the water after this time will be disqualified and will not be permitted to continue in the event under any circumstances.
- After the swim, all contestants must remove their number from under their swim cap and give to race officials. Contestants that are swimmers only will remove the chip timer off their angle and give to the officials. This is a security measure designed to maintain an accurate count of swimmers in an out of the water above and beyond the electronic chip counting system.
- After the swim, contestants must dress for the bike portion of the race in the designated changing tents only. No dressing will be allowed in the bike holding area as it impedes traffic through the bike lanes. Public nudity is prohibited.