Swim FAQs

DO I NEED A WETSUIT?
Yes. Wetsuits are compulsory for the safety of our participants. Any neoprene full-body wetsuit designed for swimming that covers your arms to the elbows, and legs to the knees, is suitable. However, we strongly recommend that you wear a full-length wetsuit. Sleeveless wetsuits are not permitted.

DO I NEED SWIM GOGGLES?
Yes. Any open water swimming requires goggles for the safety of participants. Prescription goggles are acceptable.

DO I NEED A SWIM CAP?
We will be providing orange Braveheart swimming caps. A swim cap must be worn for safety reasons. A swimmer is easier to see in the water if they’re wearing a swim cap.

WHAT TIME WILL THE 2017 SWIM START?

We estimate the swim will start at 0815. Please note, this could change due to tides and sea state.

WHAT STROKE CAN I USE DURING THE SWIM?
We recommend front crawl but breaststroke is also fine. Please be aware that backstroke is not allowed as can easily be confused with the distress signal.