Swim Fort Lauderdale 2018 Need to Know
Sanctioned By: World Open Water Swim Association – WOWSA
When: January 21, 2018 – 9 AM
Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
All parking will take place in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park parking lot, on a first come, first serve basis.
Course is contingent on tide/current conditions.
On race day, the current will decide whether the start of the race is at the check in area at the park or if it is one mile north. We will perform a group walk beginning at 8:45 AM. For those that need transportation, please notify the race director. The course will begin at Sebastian Street Beach. You will swim out and keep buoys on your right shoulder and swim a mile along the ocean line until you get to the event finish line at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park beach marked by a large green buoy where you will turn in and a large archway where you will run under on the beach to complete your race time.
VERY IMPORTANT * PER OCEAN RESCUE, YOU MUST STAY WITHIN 50 YARDS OF THE SHORE LINE. IF YOU DO NOT, THEY WILL PULL YOU FROM THE RACE*
Safety is our #1 priority at all races.
CHECK IN INFORMATION
Check in will be provided on the beach on the south side of basketball courts at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park starting at 7:30 AM. Waves will begin at 9:15 AM.
Day of registration will be available for $100 provided the event isn’t sold out.
Transportation will not be provided to the race start, there will be a group walk/warmup to the start if the start is a mile away. Should the start be at the check in point, you may walk back for the awards ceremony and to gather your belongings.
We will be able to store gear for you, but we encourage you to leave all valuables in your car or with someone viewing the race. There is limited space so space will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.
There will be plenty of hydration available before and after the race at our vendor tents. There will not be a hydration station along the course, but you may have whatever you want inside your bathing suit as you swim, and we will have water provided on the beach upon the completion of the race.
Water Temperature: 73-74 degrees (F)
Safety: Current World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) rules will govern this meet. Safety rules as outlined by WOWSA and as recommended by the referee, will be in effect. http://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/World-Open-Water-Swimming-Association-Rules-and-Sanctions.pdf
Water Entry: This event will employ an in-water start and beach finish. All entries will be feet first and controlled by the safety officer. There are no racing dives permitted.
Apparel: Will be available for purchase on Sunday, including official towels.
8:30 AM – Official Walk to the start along the beach
9:15 AM – Male Mile
9:17 AM – Female Mile
Every swimmer walks away with a limited edition finisher medal. Overall Top 3 Male and Female awarded, along with 50+ awards. They will begin at approximately 10:30 AM.
EVENT BENEFIT: CHARITY
This event supports local non-profit organizations, the H2Os Foundation and Life Sports Fitness. The H2Os Foundation is dedicated to eliminating drowning in South Florida and Life Sports Fitness is committed to helping our youth change their lives through fitness, proper nutrition and continuous education.
– Any edits or changes made within three days of the event will incur a $10 service charge. Please contact us with any changes in advance.
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