The Oceanic Big One – 10km or 5km Swim Challenge
The course will be two loops of 5 km with an Australian exit both 2.5 km ends. The swim hugs the coastline as you swim out of the hotel, past the headland and along the Al Lulayyah beach. You will exit onto the beach where the feed stations will be set up.
Feed stations – The following will be available at feed stations: Water, electrolyte (t.b.c), bananas, gels (t.b.c) Your own special needs bag. Other products: Vinegar and sunscreen lotion.
We have a strict qualification policy and we will not be making any exceptions. To qualify for participation, the following criteria needs to be met:
1. You need to be of an age 18 years and above 2. You need official proof that you are competent to swim 2500m per hour.
Methods of proof that will be accepted include the following:
a) An official result held within the time frame 16th August 2019 to the date of registration closure.
Please supply an online link or an official statement from the race director Trace Roger – email@example.com to confirm.
b) A testament from a qualified Swim or Triathlon Coach. Please provide a pdf of both their qualification as well as their testament.
3. You officially agree to the terms and conditions as stated on the online waiver.
Cut off times:
The following cut off times will apply: 5 km: 2 hours 05 min after the race start (or if only doing the 5 km, 3 hours 10 min)
7.5 km: 3 hours 10 min after the race start Finish: 4 hours 15 min after the race start
Any swimsuit or triathlon suit that conforms to the regulations of competitive events – Participants wearing wetsuits, rash vests, t-shirts, boardshorts or bikinis will not be permitted to participate.
Goggles and we would recommend that you bring two spare pairs to be placed in your special needs bag.
Swim Bouy – These are available for purchase through Amazon or Grit and Tonic. (Click one of these to buy)
Special needs bags will be available at both ends of the swim so consider anything else essential to you personally and have them ready for event day.
- October 30, 2020 05:00Swim Venue Opens
Swim venue opens for body-marking and special needs bags drop off
- October 30, 2020 06:15Swim Briefing
All Athletes will be be given a complete swim briefing by the event organisers
- October 30, 2020 06:30Swim Start
The Oceanic Big One 10km Swim race starts
- October 30, 2020 08:355km Cut Off
5km: 2 hours 05 mins after the race start (or if only doing the 5km, 3 hours 10 mins)
- October 30, 2020 09:407.5km Cut Off
7.5km: 3 hours 10 mins after race start
- October 30, 2020 09:45First Swimmer arrives at finish
First swimmers arrive at finish
- October 30, 2020 10:4510km Cut Off
- October 30, 2020 11:00Prize Giving & Brunch
After race brunch and prize giving ceremony
- October 30, 2020 12:30The Oceanic Big Swim Wrap Up
And that's it for the Oceanic Big Swim 2020, see you all next year!
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