Every year we get a lot of questions about swim start seeding in pool swims and we do our best to create a smooth, pleasant swim experience for everyone. So, in order to further your understanding of our methodology we have expanded on it below.
We now have each athlete self seed themself at the start of the swim. We will have volunteers on the pool deck with signs depicting the estimated finish time. Example 3 Min & under, 3 – 3:15, 3:16 – 3:30 etc. If you have any questions please ask a staff member or volunteer on the pool deck.
Passing Etiquette: If you need to pass someone, just lightly touch their toes. The athlete being passed can pause 1-2 seconds at the wall allowing you to pass them. Pool swim triathlons are not a contact sport, be respectful.
Walking/Resting in the Pool: If you are short of breath, feel free to pause at the end of a lane and hold onto the wall. If you need to walk in the shallow end, please do so. There is no penalty for resting or walking in the pool.
Flip Turns: If you can do a flip turn at the end of each lane, have at it. If you don’t know what a flip turn is just pause at the wall, duck under the lane line and resume swimming.