Rules

The Open Water Swimathon Rules

Individual Distance Challenge Rules

  1. Please arrive at the venue 30 minutes before your session is due to start.
  2. You will be given an Open Water Swimathon swim cap upon arrival to the venue. Please wear this in the water for participant identification on the day. Use of personal swim caps is only allowed upon consent from the venue in which you are undertaking your challenge.
  3. You can alternate strokes if you wish.
  4. The use of any equipment, such as fins or paddles that will assist you with your swim, is not permitted.
  5. All swimmers must wear a wetsuit when taking part in Open Water Swimathon. 

Team Distance Challenge Rules

  1. Please arrive at the venue 30 minutes before your session is due to start.
  2. All team members must be registered prior to the event day and have completed a survey of the registration. Registered email addresses would have received a link to the survey within their confirmation email that is sent shortly after the initial registration. Registering the team captain only is NOT sufficient.
  3. Teams must consist of 2-5 swimmers.
  4. You can alternate strokes if you wish.
  5. The use of any equipment, such as fins or paddles that will assist you with your swim, is not permitted.
  6. All swimmers must wear a wetsuit when taking part in Open Water Swimathon. 
  7. Your team members must have the same colour swim cap.
  8. Only one team member should swim at a time. The challenge is performed in relay format. However swimmers can re-enter the water as many times as they like.
  9. Each team member can swim differing distances to add up to the challenge total (either Team 5k or Team 1.5k).