At 7pm swimmers will start in the water and begin their 3 hour swim.
Swimmers will compete either solo, in pairs or teams of 3 to see who can complete the largest number of laps in the time given. The current number of laps will be displayed in the club house so supporters & team mates can see how the scores are progressing.
The swim will begin in daylight and finish by twilight so for the final hour of the swim glow sticks (provided) and tow float (not provided) will be required. Laps will be 1000m long for the first 2 hours and reduce to 500m for the final twilight hour.
This year Swim Solstice has moved up the road to Thorpe Lakes.
This means we get to relaunch Swim Solstice at a new venue all over again but should have the benefit of clean clear water throughout the season.
THORPE LAKES, THORPE RD, CHERTSEY KT16 8PH
Do I need to have done open water swimming before?
You will want to be a confident and relaxed open water swimmer to make the most of this event so training outdoors before the event is highly reccomended. Luckily you can join us for swimming at Papercourt Open Water Swim on Tuesday nights prior to the event or look up your closest local lake online.
Do I have to stay in the water for the whole 3 hours.
No you will be able to exit the lake upon completion of each lap, rest/refeed and reenter as required.
How is the race recorded?
We will be using an electronic iPad based timing system which provides accurate lap counts reported live to the screens indoors. Each team will have a timing band which will be used to record lap counts.
Do you provide Food/Water/Snacks
As a sports nutrition company needless to say there will be nutrition and feed stations available on course and on land during the event. If you intend to use our products during your training you may want to take advantage of some of our offers and purchase pre race.
What facilities are available on site
You have full use of the Sailing Clubs changing facilities including showers, lockers, toilets and bar.
My friends/family want to come and support what can they see?
Woking Park is a great venue for spectators, there is a viewing gallery for the competition pool, the transition & finish is located just outside, and you will pass them several times on the run.
Do I have to use a tow float?
For the night portion of the swim you will be required to use a tow float, which you will need to bring to the event. We will supply the glow sticks to attach to or store in the float in order to illuminate it.
Do we swim at the same time?
No teams will function as a relay so just one person will be in the water at one time. You will share a timing chip and will be able to swap over chips on shore between laps.
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On The Day
TEAM OF 2
Team of 3
TEAMS OF 3
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