Why do I need to know how fast I swim 400 yards?

Due to the nature of a snake swim it is important that we know your estimated swim time as accurate as possible so we can assign you to start times that are similar to those around you. Although you still have the ability to pass a swimmer or stop at the end of a lane to allow others to pass you, starting with other swimmers similar in time allows for a better flow in the snake swim format.

The only real way you know your swim time is to test yourself. It is good to know how long it takes to swim 400 yards, which is 8 laps (a lap is down and back) or 16 lengths. If you don’t know your 400-yard swim time, test yourself either before registration opens or no later than April 10. If you feel you have indicated your swim time incorrectly during the registration process you may manage your own registration and update your swim time. This option will be closed on April 10 and you will not be able to make any updates after that date.

SWIM CLINIC – This year GNT will be offering a swim clinic where you can come in and practice the snake swim as well as get timed. Be watching for more on the GNT website, in E-newsletters and on Facebook regarding dates and times.

What if I need to update my swim time after I have already submitted it at registration time? 

You can manage your own registration, and make updates and changes to it (including changing your swim time) by following the  detailed instructions on our website. Instructions on how to ‘manage my registration’ is located on the registration page. Once there, scroll down to ‘manage my registration’, then click on the Step-by-Step Guide to Manage your Registration and follow the instructions to make your own changes.