SATURDAY MAY 18, 2019 - OPEN WATER SWIMMING & PADDLEBOARD EVENTS
All times, each day, and event order are subject to change, please check back for any updates.
6:30 am Race Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens (Paddleboard)
7:00 am Beach Yoga
7:30 am Paddleboard Pre-Race Meeting
8:00 am Distance Paddle Race Start
Race Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens (5K Run, 1 Mile Swim)
9:00 am 5K Run Pre-event Meeting
9:30 am 5K Run Start
10:30 am Open Water Swimming 1 Mile Pre-event Meeting
11:00 am Open Water Swimming 1 Mile Start (1.25 hr cut off)
12:15 pm Sprint Paddle 1 Mile Pre-event Meeting
12:45 pm Sprint Paddle 1 Mile Start
1:00 pm Beach Clean Up
Top 3 Overall Awards will be given for Youth and Adult, Male and Female
Top 3 Overall Teams Awards will be given for Youth and Adult
Points from swim will count towards Coquina Cup Overall Individual and Team scores.
Permissible Strokes. Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water and may tread water or float.
Bottom Contact and Resting. A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object. Excluding the bottom, a participant shall not use any inanimate object to gain forward progress. A violation of this section shall result in a variable time penalty, unless the Head Referee in his/her sole discretion determines that (i) the violation was substantial and resulted in an unfair time advantage, or (ii) the violation constituted endangerment.
Emergencies. A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance shall raise an arm overhead, and pump it up and down, and call or seek assistance. A swimmer, who has received official assistance, whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress. No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraw from the race or receive medical assistance.
Wet suits. Participants shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, wetsuits are not allowed.
Measuring Water Temperature. It is recommended, but not required that the water temperature for a race be finally determined by a measurement made within 2 hours of the race start. A water temperature measurement should also be taken prior to any pre-race meetings in order to forecast to the athletes as early as possible the likely water temperature on race day and the likelihood of whether wet suits will be allowed on race day.
Official Equipment. If provided by race management, a swimmer shall wear the proper official swim cap corresponding to his wave. The penalty for an infraction of this rule is a variable time penalty. For safety reasons if no official cap is provided, all swimmers should wear their own brightly colored swim cap.
Goggles. Swimmers may wear, but shall not be required to wear, swim goggles or face masks.
Illegal Equipment. Any swimmer wearing any artificial propulsion device, including but not limited to fins, gloves, paddles, or floating devices of any kind shall be disqualified. Safe Swimmers are allowed.