So, how do we determine bib assignments? There are many factors that play in; however most of it will be done by estimated swim time. This does not mean that we will assign all fast swimmers ahead of slow swimmers. We may have a group of fast swimmers, a group of slower swimmers, and then a fast group again. However the groups are arranged, they will be divided as best we can to keep swimmers with similar estimated swim times together.
- Bib #’s 1 – 64 (seeded racers): the top 64 finishers from the last two to three years of GNT races. These individuals will go out first and will split a lane.
- Bib #’s 65 – 305 (individuals that purchase lane bids): these racers will follow the top 64 seeded racers and will split a lane.
- Mother/daughter teams that want/need to start together: in order to start together, the estimated swim times for mother/daughter groups should be similar. These racers will be spread out throughout the day based on estimated swim times going together.
- Tri-Gen teams that want/need to go together: estimated swim times should be similar. These racers will be spread out throughout the day based on estimated swim times going together.
- Teams (must have a minimum of 5 members to be considered for sequential bib assignments.): estimated swim times must be the same. These racers will be spread out throughout the day based on estimated swim times going together. Teams WILL NOT be placed together.
- Out of town racers – due to estimated times of swim times we are unable to place out-of-town guests together.