Equipment On the Pool Deck

Warm – Up:

    • All racers may warm-up in the bulkhead of the pool only.
    • Top seeded racers may warm up in their assigned lanes prior to the start of the event. There will be an “all clear” command announced prior to the national anthem. The top 32 seeded racers may remain in the pool in their respective lanes or on the pool deck at that time.
      • Seeded Racers
        • Bib Numbers 1 – 16 and numbers 33 – 48 will be assigned lanes in the deep end of the pool
        • Bib numbers 17 – 32 and numbers 49 – 64 will be assigned lanes in the shallow end of the pool.
    • Personal Gear on Deck
      • Seeded swimmers, and those purchasing lane bids  may bring personal gear in with you. Your gear must be placed under your lap counters chair ONLY and must be taken at the end of your swim Abandonment of gear may result in a time penalty.
      • Snake swim Swimmers
        • Do not bring any personal gear in with you. You will not be allowed to have any items on the pool deck.
        • Remember, with the snake swim, you are entering the pool at one end and getting out of the pool at the other, thus is no place to store gear on deck.
        • You may use the locker room for gear; but you must also take your gear with you at the finish of your swim. All gear must be removed from the locker room after your swim.
    • Timing chips and ankle straps will be given to each racer at packet pick up. Place the strap and timing chip on your left ankle (before you start your swim) and do not take it off until you cross the finish line. These are not disposable chips and must be removed after you cross the finish line and placed in the chip bucket before leaving the finish corral. You will have to take the chip off yourself; volunteer will not assist as they may have in past years.
      • Chips must be returned to the ‘chip bucket’ in the finish zone upon completion of your race. Ankle straps are yours to keep.
    • MEDICAL Gear
      • There will be a table at each of of the pool (deep and shallow) between where you get out of the pool and where you enter the locker room. You may put items such as inhalers, eye glasses, contacts, prosthetics etc. on the table prior to the start of your swim. Please assure you take your items with you as you enter the locker room.
      • If you are wearing any kind of prosthetic please contact the Race Director so we can assure you receive the assistance you may need.