Swim

Swim (event #1)

The first leg in the TRI! 500 yards! That's 10 laps or 20 lengths in the pool.  

Oh, and don't forget to know your 500 swim time. You will need that if you'd like to be swimming with other similar timed swimmers.

Get all the information you need about the swim here.

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Cut Off Times

Are there cut off times for each of the Tri events? Yes, there are cut off times: Swim - 40 minutes Bike - 2:30 hours Run - 1:30 hours Please note, results history show, that no racer has surpassed any of the above times to date. [...]
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Fast and Slow Lanes

  • Swim
Will there be designated fast and slow lanes? Yes. Two of the middle lanes in the deep end will be designated for FAST swimmers (10 minutes or less). Two lanes in the shallow end will be designated for SLOW swimmers (15 minutes or more). Th [...]
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Racer Bib and Numbers

  • Gear, Race Rules, Swim, Bike, Run, Transitions
RACER BIB & NUMBERS Where do we put all these numbers? Place the TriTats (body tattoos) on your upper right arm and your lower left leg. The bike frame bib number goes on the seat stem, rear stay or tube top. *There is a picture of [...]
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Bib Order Start Times

  • Race Rules, Swim
What if I want to start with my friend, but our bib numbers are 100 and 1100? May we start together? No, sorry, that won't work. Racers need to be on the pool deck, in line, and ready to start in bib number order and at your assigned time.  [...]
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Equipment on the Pool Deck

  • Gear, Race Rules, Swim
What equipment may I take onto the pool deck with me? You may take whatever will fit under the seat of your lap counter. Hint: there is not a lot of space. Also understand that any items you bring into the pool area could get wet. What you b [...]
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Showering after the Swim

  • Race Rules, Swim
May I take a shower after my swim or change my clothes? Yes. Racers may change clothes and shower in the pool locker room during your transition from the swim to bike. However, you must bring all of your gear in and out of the locker room wi [...]
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Circle Swimming

  • Race Rules, Swim
LANE BIDS VS CIRCLE SWIMMING You may wonder, “What do these two have in common?” The answer is nothing really; however, you will see racers with lane bids swim side by side with other racers that are circle swimming. Why am I in a lane with  [...]
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Ready. Set. Go!

  • Race Rules, Swim
Ready. Set. Go! While we will still use volunteers to count your swim laps, your official swim time will begin when the timing device for your bib number is activated as you push off of the pool wall. When you get out of the pool and cross ov [...]
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Transition Area 1

  • Race Rules, Swim, Bike, Logistics, Transitions
TRANSITION AREA 1 (T1 - Bartlett High School) This is the swim-to-bike transition area. It is called T1! Also known to some as the Bike Corral. When you leave the pool building, you will run toward your bike in transition area - T1. T [...]
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Timing Mats are tricky

  • Swim, Transitions
TIMING MATS What if I need to use the restroom before I swim? May I use the toilets in the locker room? Yes, (read this carefully now) BUT YOU MUST ENTER (AND EXIT) THE LOCKER ROOM FROM THE LOBBY HALLWAY AND NOT FROM THE POOL DECK. W [...]
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Know your 500 yard swim time

  • Swim
Why do I need to know how fast I swim 500 yards? Before your race begins, volunteers on the pool deck will ask you how long it will take for you to swim 500 yards. Volunteers will need to know this in order to place you in a swim lane with othe [...]
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Lap Counting and Timing

  • Swim
SWIM Lap Counting and Timing While we will still use volunteers to count your swim laps, your official swim time will begin when the timing device for your bib number is activated as you push off of the pool wall. When you get out of the po [...]
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Timing Chip

  • Gear, Swim, Day of Race, Logistics
What's this chip everyone is talking about? At bib pick up, you will receive a timing chip. Do not trade or use anyone else’s chip. Each chip has a unique number assigned to your bib number to accurately provide split times and final fini [...]
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TriTats

  • Gear, Swim, Logistics
TRITATS - official name for a race Tattoo Body Marking--Tritats or race tattoos. You will receive two strips in your race packet. Use one strip (logo and all) on your upper right arm and one on your lower left leg. Full ins [...]