BEST Fest categories are relevant to all three ‘Colonia Classics’.
‘Challenge’ events are considered ‘Open’ as prizes for these are based on a post-event prize draw, with the exception of:
- The ‘Corberana Challenge’ event, which has wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories.
- ‘Relay’ events that are categorised as ‘Family’, ‘Male’, ‘Female’ and ‘Mixed’ as detailed on the event information page(s).
‘Colonia Classic’ categories
For the purposes of the ‘Colonia Classics’ the following headline categories will apply for ‘on the day’ race medals;
- Elite Junior Male
- Elite Junior Female
- Elite Senior Male
- Elite Senior Female
- Non-Elite Junior Male
- Non-Elite Junior Female
- Non-Elite Senior Male*
- Non-Elite Senior Female*
*The overall Colonia Classics series’ prizes will be awarded using the same categories listed above with the exception of the Non-Elite Senior Males & Non-Elite Senior Females. These will be awarded in sub-categories according to the following age bands; 18-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 61+ years (age as of 31st December 2018).
An ‘Elite’ swimmer is considered to be;
- “Any swimmer of any age who has been selected for and/or who has represented any National Federation, as an individual, or as part of a team, within the last 3 years.”
A ‘Junior’ swimmer is considered to be;
- At least 14 years old on the date of the event.
- Under the age of 18 on 31st December 2018.
A ‘Senior’ swimmer is considered to be;
- Over the age of 18 on 31st December 2018.