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. Why? There are timing mats at the pool deck entrance to the locker room.

To enter the locker room, please ask the volunteer near the doorway for a safe time to enter, as racers will be exiting through the locker rooms when they complete their swim. If you use the restrooms in the locker room before your race begins, once you are done, you must exit the locker room through the hallway (the same door you came in through). DO NOT EXIT DIRECTLY TO THE POOL DECK.

There are also restrooms upstairs above the pool deck.

DO NOT CROSS THE TIMING MATS located at the pool deck entrance to the locker rooms BEFORE YOUR RACE.

WHY? It will give you a faults time. It will thinking you have started your race far before you actually do. You do not want all that time posted in your race results!