Distance: 1.5 km Clockwise direction.
Date: Tuesday 28th May, 2024.
Start time: 10,30 am.
Start point: Starting at Es Dolc beach, a ten minute walk from the Port Beach. Please arrive at the Port Beach no later than 09.45 am.
Entry fee: 50 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 an event, you’ll have a chip already – if not, you will receive your chip with your goody bag when you sign in, 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 of attendance and goody bag collection takes place on Saturday 27th of May at the BEST Centre. Late arrivals may collect their goody bag on the morning of the event at the start beach.
Late entries for this event will be accepted at the BEST Centre between 3.00pm and 4.00pm on Monday 29th May. No entries will be accepted after this time.
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 18/19C, 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.
Wetsuits: This is a non-wetsuit event, however…
If an entrant chooses to wear a wetsuit, their finish time will be recorded but 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 and an ‘on the beach’ finish.
Swimmers will be called to enter the water and to take up their start position approximately 5 minutes before the race start. The ‘in the water’ start requires all swimmers to line up as directed by the Chief Referee/Starter (who will be positioned in a boat and will issue instructions to swimmers once they have entered the water). Start and finish procedures will also be explained at the pre-race briefing.
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.