Dates: Saturday Dec 9 - 10, 2017
Race Location: Ft Myers Beach * Lynn Hall Park (950 Estero Blvd. Ft Myers Beach FL)
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION PRICE SCHEDULE
Triton Southern Cross Single Event Entry ( includes registration for one Triton Southern Cross event including ONE (Sunset Mile), 2.5K or SELECT (5K)
Before 10/04/17 $65.00 Before 10/30/17 $75.00 After 10/30/17 $85.00
Race Entry Includes event swim cap, Triton event registration, open water swim clinic, OWP Holiday Party invitation, Triton finisher t-shirt, after swim snacks & water, finisher medal and overall event awards.
Triton Southern Cross Weekend Pass (Includes registration for all Triton Southern Cross weekend events. Please note that 2.5K and 5K will be run concurrently, swimmers may only register for one or the other)
Before 10/04/17 $89.00 Before 10/30/17 $99.00 After 10/30/17 $109.00
CURIOUS WHY ARE DISTANCES DESCRIBED AS A RANGE?
The Triton Series 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. When the course map is posted 30 days prior to the event, estimated distances will be announced. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!
A 10 minute warm up is allowed before the race begins.
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. A swimmer shall wear the proper official swim cap corresponding to his/her event and/or 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.
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