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This is a perfect training swim for participants who are registered for Cedar Island 5K Swim on August 23rd! It is a point to point 1.2 mile bay training swim with the current on the back half of the Cedar Island course. This is an event to familiarize you with the end of the course surroundings and key site locations on it, the current, and open water swimming in a group. The Cedar Island mass swim start can be a little overwhelming with 250 swimmers in the water with a ready, set, go start for it. This practice swim with a smaller group of 150 swimmers will give you the confidence for a safe and successful race for both events.
1-2 PM: Check in at the Avalon Yacht Club. Please park in the far right side of the lot upon entering the club. You will check in at the youth club house upper deck that is located on your left when you entered the lot. You will get a numbered swim cap and body marked with your number on both of your hands.
1:15-2:15 PM: A Jitney will be shuttling swimmers to the race start, Ocean Drive and 23rd Street Public Dock. THERE IS NO WARM UP SWIM!! Participants will remain on the dock until the pre race meeting at 2:20pM. Swimmers will be counted in and cross a timing mat at 2:25pM. Swimmers will self seed according to swim time when entering the water. It will be a mass start at 2:30 to simulate Cedar Island 5K Swim. There is a 45 minute cut off time to complete the swim and finish at the Avalon Yacht Club. Swimmers will exit by a swim ladder located on the end of the large floating dock at AYC. There will be a buoy marking the dock/finish line. Keep this buoy on your right and turn 90 degrees to swim up to the dock ladder. Finish time will be recorded once you are up it and on the dock. It is recommended to keep your own time if possible to confirm times and seeding as we are self timing the event this year to maximize proceeds to charity. This is a practice swim! There are NO AWARDS so please be respectful and keep your order upon exit or waiting to climb the ladder.
Seeding Swim Times: Under 20 Minutes, 20-25 Minutes, 25-30 Minutes, 30-35, 35-45 Minutes. Once everyone is in the water, there will be an easy 2/10 of a mile swim, (or you could actually float with the current) which passes under the 21st street bridge to the start location. Swimming under the bridge is where the on water safety personnel has an issue with the event (and potential longer swim next year that would go under 3 bridges!) BE AWARE of the pilings on both sides of you, as well as swimmers next to you. SITE and know your surroundings. DO NOT swim or make other swimmers go into the bridge pilings!! Stay in the middle of one of the three underpasses. There will be buoys marking each side of the under pass and you will go thru both buoys. There will be room for everyone with the seedings. *Start will either be time trial from the 23rd Street dock or a horn will start the event when we are regrouped on the other side of the bridge!
A commemorative beach towel will be given to each participant at the Avalon Yacht Club Finish. Thank you for joining us in this inaugural event!
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