YES, for obvious safety reasons you must be able to swim as you will be entering an open water environment.

Our safety crews will be there to assist you if you need help.

However, as a guideline, we suggest you have a minimum competency of:

There are time limits for the swims and if you exceed them, you could be removed from the water. The time limits are:

  • TryAthy - 9 mins
  • Sprint - 27 mins
  • Olympic - 55 mins
  • Double Olympic - 110 mins

Note: TriAthy swim race distances are TryAthy 250m, Sprint 750m, Olympic 1,500m and Double Olympic 3,000m. Click on the links to review. 

SwimAthy: We strongly recommend that you to take part in SwimAthy to test the water ahead of race day. SwimAthy takes place on Sunday 28th May 2017.

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