Can I use any stroke during the swim leg? Resolved
Yes - although we do recommend that you swim front crawl unless you are tired or in difficulty.
If you need assistance, roll into a backstroke position and signal for assistance and one of our water rescue team will come to your aid immediately.
Need some open water swim practice in advance?
SwimAthy takes place on Sunday 26 May 2024 and is an ideal opportunity for entrants to test the water ahead of race day. It is a fully marshalled event, covering the exact course but without the stress of a race environment. For details see www.swimathy.com.
SwimAthy is open to everyone and is a favourite among athletes preparing for long distance Iron or Challenge events who want open water experience. It is also perfectly suited to first time triathletes who want to eliminate race nerves and acclimatise themselves before the big day.