Athines By The Sea (map)
Cancellation of participation on the initiative of an athlete and refund, does not exist. It is purely at the discretion of the organizer, the transfer of the amount paid for registration in the same event of the following year or another event and only if the written request of the interested party is received at least 50 days before the event.
Start & Finish:
A' beach Voula ATHINES by The Sea, at a designated point with a large inflatable arch and special arrangement of railings - flags and runway finish
swimming of a straight path with movement perpendicular to the shore (0,2k), one rotation (distances of 1k, 2,5k and 5k) and two laps ( distance 10k) ), according to the movement of the clock, on a special layout route, defined by buoys marking the route and the change of course based on the distance each time. In front of the beach, scratching vertically from it, pass through the "door" of two buoys opening 40 meters and then outside the buoys of each distance as shown in the illustration. The distance of 5k and 10k, passes outside the island of Ydrousa. All swimmers will make the distance they have chosen as defined in the above illustration and will move perpendicular to the beach for the exit and finish, passing externally all the buoys of their distance and then through the "door" for the exit.
Start time/method :
At the time mentioned in the above program, the start is given if the participants are over 150. All starts (if they need more than one wave) of the distances will take place in waves of 70 people at a time, based on the different color of the cap they will wear. During the preparation of the start they will be invited to pass over a special carpet in order to activate the their participation. Swimmers who will not stand at the start on time based on cap color, will not be able to take part in the race due to the inability of the timing system to give reliable results. The waves of starts (of different distances or if the entries exceed 150) will be 1-2 minutes apart.
Water supply / Refill:
All athletes will have the opportunity to receive and drink cool water, only before the start and after the end of their race , with the exception of the distances of 5k and 10k, which will be given the opportunity to receive and drink water upon their arrival on the island of Ydrousa as well as at the completion of the first round and before the start of the second, For the distance of 10k. All bottles and glasses will be placed by the volunteers in the special bins to start their recycling. Athletes are obliged, if they use energy gel or another preparation, to take it before starting and throw the package in the special bin or to keep and return the package for its disposal in the special bins. For the 10k, there will be pieces of energy bar or banana, while the athletes who wish can leave their own bottle or preparation there as long as it bears their name. Any detection of an athlete who did not comply with this rule will result in a penalty of cancellation. Any specially prepared bottles by athletes of the distance of 10k , can be placed with the name of the athlete visible at the start of the second round in the special position.
With the exception of the 10k there is no time limit for athletes and all swim safety infrastructure will be on alert until the last athlete has finished. For the 10k distance, if an athlete has not completed the first lap by 11:45, they will discontinue their attempt at the first lap and join those who have completed the 5k distance, with their time.
The wetsuit (swimming suit) is allowed, separating the athletes in terms of rankings - awards to those who wear and those who do not wear. The wetsuit will be mandatory if the sea temperature is below 18 °C, while it will be prohibited if the temperature is above 24 °C.
Swimming aids/equipment in addition to: swimsuit, cap (mandatory use of the race's cap at least externally with a penalty of 1 minute in case of non-use or use other than that of the event), individual float optional (mandatory of the event if it is provided, otherwise at the athlete's discretion), glasses or mask (without snorkel), watch. Prohibited [e.g. indicatively and not restrictively, prohibited: sandals (Fins), barrels (pool buoy), hands (paddles), swimming guidance (destinator)]. Also prohibited for safety reasons sound equipment. Petroleum jelly is to be given to those athletes who request it before starting.
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