Fresh Start Swim Series - St. Pete Beach

Sat November 19, 2022 St. Pete, FL 33706 US Directions
Events

500m

$30 7:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

2.5k Swim

$50 10:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST
300 spots left. Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5k

$65 9:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST
300 spots left. Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

10 K

$75 8:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
300 spots left. Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Swim 500m, 2.5k, 5k, or 10k

$35 Registration ends November 19, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Safety Kayaker

$0 7:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST Registration ends November 17, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Place
1501 Gulf Way
St. Pete, FL US 33706
Description

Welcome to the Fresh Start Swim Series. It's been a rough last few years for the world and Fresh Start Swim Series is looking to start over, bring fun, laughter, and inspiration back into the lives of our athletes by improving open water swim competitions and making the world a better place. Fresh Start Swim Series is composed of a multitude of events and held at three separate locations, the first of which consists of the 500m, a 2.5k, a 5k, and a 10k to be held at St. Pete Beach, rated #1 beach in the US and #5 world wide. Lastly and most importantly, the Fresh Start Swim Series is a partnership between three fabulous non-profits; Forgotten Coast K9 enabling our veterans suffering from PTSD with the ability to train their own highest quality service dog, Florida Dream Center providing resources for the victims of human trafficking, and Open Water Open Arms sharing learn to swim education and access to low income families.

Kayakers: Kayaks can be rented through Mary Jo at Sandy Feet Mobile kayaking, (727) 200- 3142 Make sure to tell her you are with the Fresh Start Swim Series. Kayakers must be obtained for the 10k and are highly recommended for the 5k.

Wetsuit policy: Water temp should be between 60-80 degrees, if temperature is 71 and up wetsuits will be allowed, but swimmers wearing wetsuits will not qualify for prizes (unless everyone in their age bracket decides to wear a wetsuit), and if the water is 70.9 or under all swimmers will qualify for the same races regardless of wetsuit status. Please note if you chose not to wear the wetsuit with the water 70.9 or under, you can still race but you may be competing for prizes against those that chose to wear the wetsuit. Unfortunately, because we are a very small race, we cannot have prize categories for wetsuit and non wetsuit groups at this point. We are doing our best to balance the needs of our open water swim community that likes things brisk and the needs of our triathlon community and the rules/conditions they are used to. At this point in time, there is a good chance the water will be cold enough that swimmers wearing wetsuits will qualify for awards.

We will also be having Swimmer With a Story awards: 1 male and 1 female to be nominated by their peers either prior to or during the race for their personal accomplishments or community contributions, if you would like to nominate someone please email freshstartswimseries@gmail.com and put swimmer with a story in the header.

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