Distance: 1.5 km Clockwise direction.
Date: Tuesday 28th May, 2019.
Start time: 10,30 am.
Start place: Starting at Es Dolç beach, a ten minute walk from the Port Beach. Please arrive at the Port Beach no later than 09.45 am.
Entry fee: 35 euros.
This is a CHIP TIMED event.
Health & Safety
Start & finish
Description: This is the shortest race in the Colonia Classics and takes place on a single loop course starting at Es Dolc Beach and heading out towards the Phoenecian trading island, before heading back towards and into the Port Beach. The sheltered waters here are ideal for the furious sprint that this race traditionally becomes!
Important information: This is a CHIP TIMED event. You need to make sure you have your chip with you. If you have already taken part in the Colonia Classics you’ll have a chip already – if not, you will receive your chip with your goody bag when you register, or when you enter the event as a late entrant.
Prizes: Additional prizes be drawn by beach-side raffle immediately following the conclusion of the event; further details to be confirmed. See all the information.
Feeding stations: There are no feeding stations for this event however safety kayakers and boats will have water & energy supplements available if required.
Registration: Registration and goody bag collection takes place from Saturday 25th of May at the BEST Centre. Late arrivals may register their arrival, collect their goody bag etc on the morning of the event at the start beach.
Late entries for this event will be accepted at the BEST Centre between 5.00pm and 6.00pm on Monday 27th May. No entries will be accepted after this time except at the discretion of the entry team.
Entrants must reconfirm their entry on the beach, immediately prior to each event.
Declaration: All swimmers are required to complete and sign a declaration confirming their ability to complete a 1.5km swim. Existing medical conditions and medicines being taken at the time of the swim must also be declared for safety & insurance reasons.
Health & Safety: There will be a swimmers safety brief immediately prior to the event. Unless otherwise stated this will take place at the start point. Entrants must attend.
Water depth on this event will vary between 0m and 5m.
Water temperature will be around 19ºC, but variable based on weather patterns and water depth.
Medical Cover: Fully qualified medical cover is available during the event via safety boats and also at the start/finish points. Any illnesses or injuries occurring as a consequence of participation must be reported as soon as possible to the event medical team.
· Below 18º C: Wetsuits compulsory
· 18º C or above. No wetsuits permitted.
Water temperatures vary by location, wetsuit guidance will be given during beachside registration immediately before each event. Therefore, swimmers should have an appropriate wetsuit available to wear at all Colonia Classic events (5k/1.5k/7k/10k).
In the event that water temperature is above 18c and an entrant chooses to wear a wetsuit, their finish time will be recorded however their time/position will not be included in the results for the purposes of category prizes or awards.
Start & finish: This event will use an ‘in the water’ start for all categories and an ‘on the beach’ finish. The ‘in the water’ start will require all swimmers to be in physical contact with the start line prior to the Starters signal. This is likely to be a high visibility floating line fixed between two points; confirmation will be given during the pre-race briefing. Swimmers will be called to enter the water and to take up their start position (in physical contact with the start line) approximately 5 minutes prior to the race start.
Refreshments: There will be a selection of free refreshments available at the finish point. Please take rehydration and nutrition seriously to ensure rapid and full recovery.
Swimmers must keep the first three buoys on their right, all other buoys (4, 5 and 6) on their left.