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Swim Briefing

REGISTRATION -

 
is from 8am until 9am - Please don't leave it until the last minute to arrive for registration.  You will only add stress to yourself prior to the swim if there is a long delay.  Competitor bags and t-shirts can be collect at this time.
 
LOCATION - 
 
All our swims are run from the waters edge, find the water and you'll find us.
 
SWIM BRIEFING -
 
will be held 10 minutes before each swim start but information will be posted onsite all day.  This will include a detailed description of the course.  But all our courses are swam clockwise, with large (4ft high) buoys marking the way.  Course shapes vary from location to location due to venue shapes. You can find links to course maps on each events home page.

TIMING:

Swim Times will be displayed on the www.openwaterswimmer.ie and our facebook page 24 hours after the swims and posted on our information boards at the lake soon after the race.  Plus a race clock will be in position for you to read. 

SAFETY:

We aim to provide a safe and fun environment for everyone to enjoy the freedom and challenge of open water swimming. If for any reason you experience difficulties while taking part in our swims, roll onto your back an raise a hand in the air. The buoyancy of your wetsuit will keep you afloat and you will be rescued immediately by one of our kayak safety crew or our fast rescue boat, and transferred to the shore.

Brightly coloured swim caps to aid visibility while in the water are supplied and must be worn.

Kayak Safety Marshals are in place all around the course

Fast Rescue Boat is on scene manned by a qualified beach lifeguard.

Trained Aquatic Rescue & First Aid staff are on site for every event

Wetsuits are advised.

If you have an impediment or medical ailment that the saftey staff should know of you must inform them prior to the swim start.

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