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Activities: Swimming, SwimRun, 1.2 Miles

This is a perfect training swim for participants who are registered for Cedar Island 5K Swim on August 29th!  It is a point to point 1.2 mile bay training swim with the current on the back half of the Cedar Island course. This is an event to familiarize you with the end of the course surroundings and key site locations on it, the current, and open water swimming in a group. The Cedar Island 5K Swim can be a little overwhelming with 250 swimmers. This practice swim with a smaller group of 125 swimmers will give you the confidence for a safe and successful race for both events.  Athletes receive a swim, cap, chip timing, a pair of custom event Defeet Socks, and a large 30x60 event beach towel at the finish line. 

8:15-9:15AM Check in at the Avalon Yacht Club. Please park in the far right side of the lot upon entering the club. You will check in by the youth club house that is located on your left when you entered the lot. 

A bib list will be emailedSaturday, July 10th. KNOW YOUR BIB NUMBER so we can get everyone in a and  out quickly from pick up. PRO TIP, please self body mark your bib number on your left hand prior to arriving and check in at the AYC. We have a secure gear drop on site to leave for your post swim needs. We will also have gear bags if you have anything that you would like to be brought back from the swim start to the AYC.

We will have a SHUTTLE  again this year. (as of now, hopefully this changes!)  How else can I get to the swim start if I do not want to ride the shuttle? You can have someone drop you at 20th Street and 5th Avenue public dock after you check in and pick up. The other option is walk (or run) to the swim start. (NYC triathlon, PHLY triathlon, and others have done this option.) Exit out the AYC and turn right, head south down Ocean drive.Turn right at the 21st Street light and go over the bridge, stay on 21st Street until you get to 5th Avenue, turn right and go one block, the public dock will be straight in front of you. There is plenty of parking down in this area if you choose to get dropped off there and have your friends/family watch you start the race.

*DO NOT GATHER AT THE SWIM START DOCK UNTIL 9:45 AM. Volunteers will be there with their SUP and kayaks preparing to get on the water for your safety during the swim. Once the dock is cleared, you will self seed by your expected finish times,  fastest times on deck on the dock and followed by the times in sequential order. *9:45 am Seeding Swim Times on the dock : Under 25 Minutes, 26-30 Minutes, 31-39, 40-45 Minutes, 45 plus Minutes. The back bay is nice and wide along the entire course. 

You will walk down the 5 stairs (all the stairs are out of the water) to the fixed dock below, which is also out of the water.  Swim time will start once you cross the timing mat just prior to entering the water thru the posts of the ladder. You may jump or dive into the water. Head out from the dock/cove into the open bay, making sure to clear the docks on your right hand side. Turn right and swim on the right side of the bay/dock side along 20th Street to Ocean Drive where you will make a LEFT TURN around the one and only BUOY on the course. It is a straight line along Ocean Drive which becomes a  slight left turn once you reach 7th Street. Follow along 7th Street until you get to the end and arrive at the Avalon Yacht Club for the finish.

We will have s sneaker/sandal drop area at the swim start and bring these back to the AYC for you!. THERE IS NO WARM UP SWIM!! Participants will remain on the dock and then down the sidewalk. Things will  move quickly so be prepared and ready to swim. Swimmers will be counted in and cross a timing mat at 10:00am sharp. Swimmers will self seed according to swim time when entering the water. It will be time trial start seeding the faster swimmers first. There is a 45 minute cut off time to complete the swim and finish at the Avalon Yacht Club which starts when you enter the water so do not worry if your are near the end of the start! Swimmers will exit by a swim ladder located on the end of the large floating dock at AYC. There will be a buoy marking the dock/finish line. Keep this buoy on your right and turn 90 degrees to swim up to the dock ladder. YOU MUST REMOVE YOUR OWN TIMING CHIP ONCE YOU HAVE EXITED UP THE RAMP AT AYC.  It is recommended to keep your own time if possible to confirm times. This is a practice swim! There are NO AWARDS so please be respectful and keep your order upon exit or waiting to climb the ladder.  You may also head up into the cove on the left side of the dock to waist level water and pull yourself out up on to the dock. 

A commemorative event BEACH TOWEL will be given to each participant at the Avalon Yacht Club finish line , after you have removed and turned in your timing chip. Thank you for joining us for the event!


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