If you would like to expedite the registration process, click on the waiver button above, print out the waiver, fill in portions that are highlighted in pink, sign and bring with you to the event. You will only need to do this once each summer as we'll keep your waiver on file.
What is an aquathlon anyway???? An aquathlon is a fun multi-sport event that combines swimming and running.
The Summer Aquathlon Series will take place at Quincie Douglas Pool located at 1563 E. 36th St (click to view map) . The Aquathlon Series is designed to be fun, relaxed and non-intimidating and offers an encouraging atmosphere for beginner athletes while also providing a consistent course for those seasoned athletes wishing to track improvements or get in a speed workout.
Adult Distances: 800swim/3 mile run. The swim consists of 32 lengths in a 25 yard pool. Swimmers will be "seeded" according to their estimated 800 yard swim time and placed in lanes with swimmers of similar swimming ability. The order of each wave/heat will alternate each week. The run heads out to the running path and athletes will complete three laps of the path and then return to the pool area. Finish line is located just south of the pool. All particpants 17 & younger must have parent or guardian complete a waiver prior to participation.
Youth info!! A youth distance will be offered on Monday nights. The Youth distance consists of a 200 yard swim (8 lengths) and a 1 mile run. Youth completing four (4) youth distance races prior to the Championship Race will be eligible for youth series awards. All participants 17 & younger must have parent or guardian complete a waiver prior to participation. Youth age groups are: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Youth fee = $3 See "Waiver" below to print out a waiver and sign ahead of time if parent is not accompanying child.
Start time: Races start at 7:00 pm and registration will take place from 6:00-6:30pm. Registration will close promptly at 6:30pm each evening, or when the limit of 128 participants has been reached. In the interest of fairness to all, you may not sign up friends or family members, ie you must be present in order to sign up. Please note that each week the wave start order will change.
Cost: The cost is $8 per race and youth (14 and under) are $3. Relays are $15 per team. Cash or check only !!!
Waiver: All participants must sign a waiver prior to participation. Once a waiver is signed, it will be kept on file and may be updated if needed throughout the summer. Please note that all participants under the age of 18 need parent or guardian's signature on waiver prior to participation. Once the waiver has been signed, it will be kept on file. You may print out a copy of the Youth Waiver (click to open) and have parent/guardian sign if he/she is unable to be present at the event.
Series info: You must COMPLETE 5 (youth 4) races in order to be eligible for Series Awards. This means that should a race cancel due to inclement weather anytime during the summer (especially the last week of the season), your standings will NOT be recalculated based on 4 races. Plan ahead! This applies to Series Standings for award purposes only. You must complete 4 (four) races to compete in series championship.
It is possible to complete a maximum of 8 races throughout the summer (one each week) and series awards will be based on an individual's 5 fastest times prior to the championship. It is possible to complete a maximum of 7 youth distance races throughout the summer and series awards will be based on an individual's 5 (youth 4) fastest times prior to the Championship.
Adults & youth must complete 4 races prior to the Championship race in order to be eligible to participate in the Championship race. All eligible athletes will receive Championship sign-up information via email the week prior to the Championship race as athletes must sign-up ahead of time in order to participate. If you have not noted your email address when signing up, you will not receive this email and will not be able to participate so make sure that we have a correct email for you.
Series awards will be given three deep (men & women) in the following age groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, etc. Remember that you must complete at least five (5) races prior to the Championship race to be eligible for series awards. For individuals completing more than 5 races, placement will be determined by five (5) fastest times. For those athletes who "age up" during the summer, age on July 1st will determine age for the series standings.
Youth Series Awards: will be given three deep (boys & girls) in the following age groups: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Remember that youth must complete at least four (4) races prior to the championship race to be eligible for series awards. For individuals completing more than four races, placement will be determined by the four (4) fastest times. For those athletes who “age – up” during the summer, age on July 1 will determine age for the series standings.
Championship Race: – All athletes who complete at least 4 races will be eligible for the series Championship Race. The Championship Race is a stand alone race and usually consists of some sort of “twist” to the standard course. You must sign up for the Championship Race ahead of time and all eligible athletes will be emailed instructions with regards to Championship Race sign-up.
Results: Results and series standings will be posted at www.swimandrun.weebly.com
Swim Time: Each week participants will be asked to list their estimated 800 yard swim time. Waves are seeded based on swim time and the more accurate the swim times, the more efficient the event. For those who haven't been in the water in a long time, a test swim is a great idea!
Aquathlon Swim Tip: Based on participation numbers in years past, athletes will most likely swim 3 or 4 to a lane and will be required to "circle swim". What this means is that athletes are assigned to a lane based on projected swim time with swimmers of similar swimming abilities (this is why it's important to be as accurate as possible). Athletes within each lane will be started 10 seconds apart and will always swim on the right side of the black line located on the bottom of the pool.
Swimming etiquette tip: If you catch up to the person in front of you and would like to pass, gently tap the toes of the person in front of you to let them know you are attempting a pass and then pass them after a turn at the wall. It is the responsibility of the swimmer doing the passing to speed up and pass the slower swimmer and continue with that faster speed. If this sounds confusing or intimidating, don't worry, it's easy!!