Friday December 7th

3:30pm: Swim Practice Course Open
5:00pm:  All athletes must have completed their practice swim by this time.

Saturday December 8th

Sprint Distance

  • 6:15am- safety briefing with staff and athletes
  • 6:30-6:50am- athlete warm up on course
  • 6:55- National Anthem
  • 7:00am Sprint distance [.5 mile swim (750 meters)]
  • Athletes Enter water one at a time down ramp.  Estimated 20 athletes per minute to enter water.  All athletes in the water by 7:25am
    8:55am Last swimmer must be out of water

Sprint Distance Corral Times:
< 10
11-15
15-20
21-25
26 >

CHALLENGEDAYTONA Swim

Swim Start Information

Water temperature december 4th was 69 degrees in Lake Lloyd

Safety meeting: A safety meeting for all participants will take place by the entrance ramp at 6:15 am EST both Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Course and safety information will be reviewed at that time.

Swim Start: We will have a rolling start for all athletes.  Athletes will arrange themselves in corrals based on the time they think they will complete the swim in.  Athletes will participate in the rolling start entering the swim course two at time.  All athletes will enter the swim by walking down the ramp and into the water for swim start.

*Please note, each athlete’s race time will not start until they cross over the top of the ramp as they enter the water. 

All event information can be found in the Athlete Guide

Sunday December 9th

Middle Distance

  • 6:15am- safety briefing with staff and athletes
  • 6:30-6:50am- athlete warm up on course
  • 6:55- National Anthem
  • 7:00am Middle distance triathlon [1.2 mile swim (1900 meters)]
  • 7:00am Male Pro athletes (mass start) two green buoys at start
  • 7:05am Female pro athletes (mass start) two green buoys at start
  • 7:10am Middle distance age group racers start
  • Athletes Enter water one at a time down ramp.  Estimated 20 athletes per minute to enter water.  All athletes in the water by 7:50am
  • 9:20am – Last swimmer must be out of water
  • 9:30: Estimated done time

Middle Distance Corral Times
< 25
26-30
31-35
36-45
45 >