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The Goa Swimathon 2019

Mar 23, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019
06:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Sand & Sea Bar & Restaurant, Aldeia de Goa
Bambolim,India
₹ 500 onwards

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Get ready for one of India's largest open water swimathons . . . The Goa Swimathon 2019!

Now in it's ninth edition, we are proud to announce our categories i.e., the 10 km Olympic swimathon, the 5 km half-Olympic swimathon, the 2 km and 1 km swimathons and the 250 m sprint.

Come on down and make a splash . . . sea you there!

REGISTRATION

Registrations close on the 10th of March 2018 or when allocated spots are filled, whichever comes first.

Applicants must submit their entries only via the website. No individual/group is authorized to collect entries on behalf of The Goa Swimathon.

Each participant may take part in ONLY one swimathon race per day (i.e., 5 km or 10 km on 24th March 2018 and 1 km or 2 km on 25th March 2018) in addition to the 250 m sprint.

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION
RACEAGE

(on or before 31.12.17)

CERTIFICATE

(open water sea swim)

10 km Olympic swimathon18 yearsMinimum 5 km
5 km half-Olympic swimathon16 yearsMinimum 1.5 km
2 km swimathon14 years
1 km swimathon12 years
250 m sprint8 years

There is no upper age limit. Age cut-off is as per current age on or before 31st December 2017. Anyone under the age of 18 years needs to get the entry form signed by a parent/guardian. The applicant’s guardian must sign the waiver and write his/her relation with the applicant on the form. Participants of the 5 km and 10 km swimathon must provide previous OPEN WATER SEA SWIMMING certificate of at least 1.5 km and 5 km respectively. Those without previous certificates will not be allowed to participate and the registration will be rejected with no refund of registration fees.

Participation in the event is subject to entry confirmation. Confirmed participant’s identity and proof of age will be verified with the details provided by you in the form. Where any information and/or any document provided by a participant at any point in time is found to be incorrect, participation of the said participant shall be withheld/disqualified with no refund of registration fees.

No requests for refunds will be entertained.

The registration form and the right to participate in the event and the rights and benefits available to the participant is at the sole discretion of Enduro Sports Goa and cannot be transferred to any other person or event under any circumstance. The actual participant alone shall be entitled to the rights and benefits arising out of such confirmation of participation.

 

KIT COLLECTION AND RACE TIMINGS

All participants are required to arrive within the specified reporting time, failing which they will not be allowed to participate in the race.

It is mandatory for participant to collect his/her race kit personally during the scheduled times. Photo ID proof is required to be shown at the rime of kit collection. Each swimmer will be marked with his/her unique race number on the arm at the time of kit collection.

 

For security reasons, participants are requested to come without any baggage. It is strongly recommended that you do not leave valuables like mobile phone, camera, jewellery, watch, electronic gadgets, etc. in the bag stored. An open luggage deposit area will be available near the attendance/information counter, which will require all bags to be signed in and signed out by participants. Organizers however, are not responsible for any loss of baggage and/or its belongings.

The 1 km, 2 km, 5 km and 10 km events will be electronically timed. The 250 m sprint, however, will be manually timed.

Participants are to participate only in the race category for which they had applied and for which their entry has been confirmed. The entry and timing tag are not transferable to any other person under any circumstance.

Every participant is required to wear their timing tag at all times during the race. Participants found to have interchanged their timing tag with another individual, will be disqualified from the event and shall not be allowed to apply or participate in subsequent editions of the event. Please note if the timing tag is not worn as instructed, the participant will not receive an official finish time and e-certificate.

On completion of the race, participants are requested to avoid walking back across the finish line to avoid erroneous readings at the timing mat/radar situated at finish.

An official Enduro Sports Goa swimming cap will be provided to all participants of the 1 km, 2 km, 5 km and 10 km events. Wearing of the official swimming cap is compulsory – failure to do so will lead to disqualification.

 

CATEGORIES
RACEAGEGENDER
10 km Olympic swimathonOpenMale and female
5 km half-Olympic swimathonOpenMale and female
2 km swimathonOpenMale and female
1 km swimathonOpenMale and female
250 m sprintBelow 18 years and above 18 years of ageOpen

*The first three in each category will be declared winners.

Participants taking part in both the 250 m sprint as well as the 1/2 km swim will need to complete the 1/2 km event before the scheduled start time of the 250 m sprint. Organizers are not responsible for the participant’s 250 m entry if they do not finish within the given time. The start of the 250 m sprint will NOT be delayed to accommodate late finishers.

There are specific finish cut-off timings for each category. Participants failing to finish their race within such timings will not be considered for results and their timings will not feature on any official event page. However, they will still receive finisher medals on completion of the race.

CUT-OFF TIMINGS
RACETIMINGDNF
10 km Olympic swimathon6 hrsFinish after 6 hrs
5 km half-Olympic swimathon3.5 hrsFinish after 3.5 hrs
2 km swimathon75 minFinish after 75 min
1 km swimathon45 minFinish after 45 min

E-certificates will be available to all participants who successfully complete the course within the cut-off timings.

Provisional timings will be sent to each participant via SMS within 30 minutes of completion of the race. Provisional timings will be available on the Enduro Sports Goa website (www.endurosportsgoa.com) 48 hrs after completion of the race. Any grievances/contests will need to be submitted via email ONLY to endurosportsgoa@gmail.com within 48 hrs of online display of provisional timings. No grievances/contests will be accepted after this time period. The decision of the organizers/race officials shall be final and binding.

Final timing results will be displayed on the website on 31st March 2018.

All participants to carry their NEFT bank details for prize money transfer (which will be completed within 90 working days after the event).

 

RACE COURSE

The competition is land start and land finish type. There will be a difference of approximately 30 to 50 meters between the start and finish points.

Organizers reserve the right to change the said course at any time, this may arise due to construction activity, security and safety reasons, non-compliance from government authorities or any other reasons the organizers deem fit.

Trash bins will be set-up on the beach and will be available on the boats. Bottles, wrappers etc. are to be disposed in the trash bins only and are not to be discarded on the beach or water. Enduro Sports Goa has a strict litter free policy and any participant found littering by a race official will be time penalised.

 

AID/HYDRATION STATIONS
RACELOCATIONSTOCK
5 and 10 km Olympic swimathonBoat at turn-around point A (50 m from shore)Water

Enerzal

Fresh fruit

Centre boat (600 m from shore)Water
Boat at turn-around point B (1.25 km from shore)Water

Enerzal

Fresh fruit

First aid

2 km swimathonBoat at turn-around point A (500 m from shore)Water
Boat at turn-around point B (1 km from shore)Water
1 km swimathonBoat at turn-around point A (500 m from shore)Water
1 km, 2 km, 5 km and 10 km swimathonsKayaksWater
All racesBeachWater

Enerzal

Fresh fruit

Post-race snacks

Obey lifeguard (Drishti Marine) instructions completely and immediately. Failure to do so will result in immediate disqualification. Any participant who is deemed unfit to continue the race by the lifeguards or the race officials will be brought back to the shore. Failure to comply will lead to immediate disqualification and such a participant will not be allowed to apply or participate in subsequent editions of the event.

Every swimmer is responsible for his/her safety and will inform the organizers if they have any pre-existing problems that could be dangerous in the sea. Swimmers to ensure adequate hydration at all times.

The swim course will be clearly marked and identified with swim buoys. The swim course is a linear course, wherein swimmers swim out to a clearly marked turn buoy, turn between the anchored boat (fitted with timing radar) and buoy and continue with their loop.

Head-up swimming only allowed (no prolonged underwater glides).

All swimmers shall maintain the spirit of sport and refrain from pushing and shoving other swimmers either at the start, the finish or during the race. Observance of any hostile behaviour will lead to immediate disqualification.

If a swimmer needs rest or water, he is to signal the nearest kayak who will assist him with a floatation device; swimmers are NOT allowed to hold onto moving kayaks/jet-skis. Swimmers may also rest by holding onto the buoys.

Swimmers are to exit the water at the designated finish area (between the flags) and make sure they run through the timing mat/radar ONLY. Failure to exit at the designated finish area will lead to disqualification.

Volunteers and race officials are to be treated with respect and courtesy – non-compliance by the participant towards volunteers or race officials will lead to immediate disqualification.

Fresh water shower will be available to swimmers.

No swimming under the influence of alcohol or drugs – swimmers found to be so influenced will be immediately disqualified from the event and shall not be allowed to apply or participate in subsequent editions of the event.

Swimming aids (ex. flippers, palm pads, mask and snorkel etc.) are not allowed. No private boats/ water craft will be allowed in the water during the course of the event. Any participant found to be accompanied by water craft/non-registered swimmer will be disqualified. No participant shall accept from any person (other than a race official/volunteer) assistance in any form, unless an exception has been granted and approved in writing by Enduro Sports Goa.

 

SAFETY

Drishti Marine will handle sea safety of the event with lifeguards, jet skis and rescue boards. Obey lifeguard (Drishti Marine) instructions completely and immediately. Failure to do so will result in immediate disqualification. Any participant who is deemed unfit to continue the race by the lifeguards or the race officials will be brought back to the shore. Failure to comply will lead to immediate disqualification and such a participant will not be allowed to apply or participate in subsequent editions of the event.

Kayaks will constantly patrol the swimming zone for the duration of the race (i.e., within race cut-off timings only). Kayaks will carry a flotation device and drinking water. Swimmers are not allowed to hold onto moving kayaks.

In case a swimmer needs any help, medical attention or wants to be picked up in the middle of the race, he/she should wave to nearest kayak/jet-ski/anchored boat until he/she is approached by a lifeguard or a race official.

A medical tent with a doctor will be available on the beach throughout the period of race. An ambulance will also be on stand-by at the race venue.

Organizers reserve the right to stop any participant from participating who is found medically unfit to continue in the opinion of the medical personnel.

For further information regarding safety in the sea, please visit our YouTube channel.

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Organiser : Enduro Sports Goa

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