is a pool swim in an actual swimming pool. Swimmers will be seeded according to swim
time, fastest to slowest. This means the FAST people go FIRST, and the NOT SO FAST people DO NOT GO FIRST. On your entry form, please indicate an accurate 300
meter swim time. Accurate, as in 'realistic'. If you do not turn in an accurate time, and you are NOT SO FAST, you will be stuck in the middle of the FAST people, in a pool that does not have a lot of room for people to apologize for not turning in an accurate time. Also, athletes not swimming
within one minute of their seed time will be mocked incessantly until the end of linear time.
If you get scared and do not enter a swim time, you will be placed at the END
of the seeded athletes, possibly at an entirely different event. You DO have the option of changing your
swim time up until 3 PM on June 13th. Of THIS YEAR. If this is you, E-mail
the Race Director, tell him your name, apologize for making him do extra stuff, compliment him on his legendary unicycling abilities, and tell him the time you
wish to enter. ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES ACCEPTED AFTER
JUNE 13th. NONE. AT ALL. Please Note: Anyone who registers after June 18th will not receive a swim start time - they will be seeded at the end REGARDLESS of estimated swim time. It's better this way. Trust us.
cannot stress enough the importance of entering an accurate
swim time, but we are going to try. This is important. Body Glide on inner thighs-imortant. Nipple tape important. Put-your-numbers-on-your-bike-and-helmet-BEFORE-showing-up-for-the-race important. Entering an inaccurate time turns the pool into Hwy 290 at 7:30 am on a Monday; the exception being that everyone will know that YOU are the reason traffic isn't moving. For the love of all that is Holy, go to a pool that you know the actual length of BEFORE you enter the race,
bring a watch, and TIME YOURSELF. 300 METERS, NOT 300 Yards. There is a SLIGHT difference between a Yard and a Meter. That slight difference is enough to jack with your swim time and turn you into an instant pariah, so remember : To convert a Yard swim
time to Meters, multiply the Yard time by 1.1. GO HERE and do it. We will be providing letters, in a beautiful shade of scarlet, to be worn on the race kits of those who choose to ignore our advice.
NOTE : YOU WILL BE SEEDED ACCORDING TO THE TIME YOU PUT ON YOUR
ENTRY. RE-SEEDING IS A POSSIBILITY ON RACE DAY IF ANYTHING LOOKS OBVIOUSLY WONKY.