Swim Segment Overview
In preparation for race weekend we'd like to offer a few tips to help with your swim. We are anticipating average temperatures this year. The pool temperature could be be around 78 to 80 degrees F. Updated pool temps will be emailed on Friday, August 13th.
USA Triathlon Wetsuit Rules:
- Competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
- If the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
- If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may NOT wear wetsuits.
USA Triathlon Rules: Swim Conduct
There are options to wetsuits. Swim skin technology allows you to swim faster than in a regular swim suit or tri suit. Most of the suits are approved by world governing bodies to wear in "non-wetsuit" swims including all triathlons and all pool swims, including the Olympics.
Athletes will line up on the pool deck and enter the pool at the starting point. You will be swimming one direction in each lane. Each racer goes up, touches the wall (flip turns are allowed) then under the lane line and then back in the second lane. After eight lanes (400 m) the racer then exits the pool. Below is a diagram of the pool and path to the transition area.
Please review the following swim segment instructions:
- The pool will be open from 6:30-6:45 am for warm-ups.
- No swim caps are being provided for this event, if you need one, bring one.
- Athletes enter the pool in the order of their bib numbers.
- Athletes with bib numbers between 1 and 50 line up at least ten minutes before your start time, beginning at 6:45 am. Once the first athlete is in the pool, racers will be called to to the deck in waves of 50. A good rule of thumb is to multiply your bib number by .06 to get the number of minutes after the start when you will enter the pool. For example: If your bib number is 600, multiply 600 x .06 to get 36. That would mean it will be about 7:36 am when you enter the pool.
- Participants will go off individually in 5-second increments.
- When lining up for the swim - get in line in numerical order. We will announce racers in groups of fifty. When your group is announced, line up in the order of your bib number; lower numbers first. You are allowed to move back in line, but not up in line.
- Stay to the right in the lanes and allow faster swimmers to pass on the left.
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