The storms over the last few weeks have significantly impacted many across the country, including a good portion of our team here at Open Water Planet and the Triton Series. These events have had an impact on many of our resources, and many of the teams that we work with. Safety and the happiness of our event team and our swimmers is the primary concern here at the Triton Series. While we have limited resources, we also believe that part of what makes our sport different is the idea that you can conquer any obstacle that stands in our way. For this reason we have decided in conjunction with our safety partners at Colin's Hope to continue with the Triton Austin event this weekend to raise money for drowning prevention and awareness, but to scale back the number of events so that we can ensure that we maintain the high level of safety standards that Triton Series and Colin's Hope pride themselves on.
The Triton Austin Weekend will still include the Pontoon Boat Course Tours, CPR Workshop, the Welcome Dinner and the got2swim 10K event. Those that have registered for the Triton ONE event will also have the opportunity to swim the 10K as any size relay team that they would like. You can contact Casey Taker firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on event refund, deferring your registration to another Triton Series event (South Padre Island Open Water Festival is in Nov!) , or on the teams that still need relay partners/forming your own team for the 10K.
We appreciate your understanding considering the multiple situations that have impacted everyone and we look forward to seeing you this weekend and the Triton Austin! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions that you may have.
Dates: Saturday September 23 - Sunday September 24, 2017
Race Location: Lake Travis * Austin TX
ALL SWIMMING EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, SEPT 24, 2017
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION PRICE SCHEDULE
Got2Swim 10 K Team Relay and Individual CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Includes welcome reception, race entry, fundraiser gift, event cap, tshirt, finisher medal, after race snacks and admission to the awards ceremony and after party.
WE ENCOURAGE ANYONE THAT WAS INTERESTED IN THE TRITON ONE OR SPRINT EVENTS TO CONTACT US ABOUT BEING PLACED ON A RELAY TEAM FOR THE got2swim 10K!
THE SHOW MUST GO ON, PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR COLIN'S HOPE AND DROWNING EDUCATION AND PREVENTION ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS.
CURIOUS WHY ARE DISTANCES DESCRIBED AS A RANGE?
Open Water Planet operates on the belief that everything in nature varies. No two swimmers are the same, no two locations are the same, so why should all courses and distances be the same? That just doesn't make sense!
Official courses vary in length dependent upon the individual location's water characteristics in addition to the expected weather patterns that might be in effect on race day. This is done to ensure the safest and most enjoyable races for our athletes. Athletes are advised to train for the longest distance listed in their category. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!
Official Course Descriptions and Map will be released Aug 30th!
COURSE MAP (Official Course Map coming soon)
Course maps are tentative and subject to change due to weather, boat traffic, better or safer routes or any number of reasons.
Permissible Strokes. Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water and may tread water or float.
Bottom Contact and Resting. A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object. Excluding the bottom, a participant shall not use any inanimate object to gain forward progress. A violation of this section shall result in a variable time penalty, unless the Head Referee in his/her sole discretion determines that (i) the violation was substantial and resulted in an unfair time advantage, or (ii) the violation constituted endangerment.
Emergencies. A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance shall raise an arm overhead, and pump it up and down, and call or seek assistance. A swimmer, who has received official assistance, whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress. No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraw from the race or receive medical assistance.
Wet suits. Participants shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.
Measuring Water Temperature. It is recommended, but not required that the water temperature for a race be finally determined by a measurement made within 2 hours of the race start. A water temperature measurement should also be taken prior to any pre-race meetings in order to forecast to the athletes as early as possible the likely water temperature on race day and the likelihood of whether wet suits will be allowed on race day.
Official Equipment. If provided by race management, a swimmer shall wear the proper official swim cap corresponding to his wave. The penalty for an infraction of this rule is a variable time penalty. For safety reasons if no official cap is provided, all swimmers should wear their own brightly colored swim cap.
Goggles. Swimmers may wear, but shall not be required to wear, swim goggles or face masks.
Illegal Equipment. Any swimmer wearing any artificial propulsion device, including but not limited to fins, gloves, paddles, or floating devices of any kind shall be disqualified. Safe Swimmers are allowed.