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.

Sport Tattoo’s

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Body Marking–Sport Tats 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…

     

Cut Off Times

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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…

     

Fast and Slow Lanes

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Will there be designated fast and slow lanes?  Yes. There will be fast and slow lanes at both ends of the pool: the shallow end and the deep end. To…

     

Lap Counting and Timing

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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…

     

Swim Start Times – When to be on Deck

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  What does “on deck” time mean? On deck is the time you should be on the deck of the pool and in line. You should give yourself an hour…

     

Know your 500 yard swim time

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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…

     

Timing Mats are tricky

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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…

     

Transition Area 1

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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…

     

Ready. Set. Go!

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Ready. Set. Go – counting your laps! While we will still use volunteers to count your swim laps, your official swim time will begin when the timing device for your…

     

Circle Swimming

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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 that have purchased lane bids,…