Once registered competitors should rack their bike in the transition area. Team Swimmers and solo competitors can then make their way to the swimming pool changing rooms and get ready to swim. The lockers in the pool take 50 pence pieces.
Once changed, swimmers can make their way to the pool side where they will have their number written on their arm and leg. (Please be on pool side 15 minutes before the designated swim time) Once “marked up” swimmers will be organised into order and given a coloured swim hat and a final verbal race briefing.
With 2 minutes to go the Swim Starter will ask competitors to stand next to their designated lane and with 1 minute to go will be told to enter the water. Diving starts are not permitted. The Starter will count down from 10 seconds.
There will be other competitors in each lane so care and courtesy should be exercised.
When the swimmer has completed 14 lengths the lane counter will indicate that there are 2 lengths to go by putting a swim float in the water as the swimmer turns. When the 16 lengths have been completed the swimmer will exit the water at the point of entry. Swim hats must be removed and left on poolside. The swimmers exit the rear fire door shouting their number to the time keepers as they pass.
Once outside the pool it is a 50m walk/run to the transition area. This includes crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing when safe to do so. Once in the transition area solo competitors will put on cycling equipment and walk to the mount line to commence their bike section. Team competitors will pass on the team wrist band to the cyclist and relax!