SWIM COURSE - 1500 meters (Cut-off time 9:15am)
Expected water temperature for the race is between 58 & 65 degrees. Wetsuits are highly encouraged. We do abide by the USAT rules for wetsuit usage, which allows wetsuits to be used in water temperatures up to and including 78 degrees Farenheit. Between 78 and 84 degrees, wetsuits may be used, but participants will not be eligible for age group awards. Elites and Pros may only wear wetsuits in water temperatures up to and including 68 degrees. TriSports.com rents wetsuits on a reservation basis. If you would like to reserve one, you can do so online or call TriSports.com toll-free at 1-888-293-3934.
The swim will be a 2-LOOP triangular course (see map below). Athletes will begin the race in the water or on the boat ramp depending on the water level on race day. Wave information including swim start times can be found on our schedule. Once the swim begins, swimmers will proceed from the channel, veering right to the first large buoy. The course will be run in a counter-clockwise direction. Once you hit the first YELLOW buoy, turn left and swim to the second YELLOW buoy. Remember to keep all buoys on your left. At the second YELLOW buoy, turn left again and head for the first buoy in the channel. Turn left again - go for your second loop. You do not need to round any buoys as you come back into the channel - just make the turn and head to the boat ramp and swim finish. For those athletes that would like help in removing their wetsuits, volunteers will be available for support. A designated area will be marked for this purpose.
Swim Course Map