To participate in the competition Swimtheisland it’s REQUIRED:
To be in possession of a valid FIN (Italian Swim Federation) or FITRI (Italian Triathlon Federation) for agonistic activity. Only for foreign athletes, to be in possession of a valid Swim or Triathlon federation membership card of their own State.
Exclusively for ITALIAN and FOREIGN athletes that are no-member of a Swim or Triathlon federation it is necessary to be in possess of a valid medical certificate.
Saturday October 7th, 2017
KID’sTHEISLAND | m 400
SPRINT CHALLENGE | m 800
TEAM/FAMILY EVENT | m 800
MWM RELAY | m 800
Sunday October 8th, 2017
SHORT SWIM | km 1.8
CLASSIC SWIM | km 3.5
LONG SWIM | km 6.0
COMBINED SWIM | km 1.8 + km 6.0
The Sports Association TriO Eventi S.S.D., sponsored by: Regione Liguria, Province of Savona, City of Spotorno, Gulf of the Island, Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi and Environment Department, organizes the 7th edition of SWIMTHEISLAND, that will be held on Saturday September, 30th and Sunday October, 1st 2017, at the LIDO DI TORRE beach in Bergeggi.
Race Pack Collection and Registration will be held at the following times in LIDO DI TORRE beach:
Saturday September, | from 08:30 am to 8:00 pm
KIDS from 8:30 am to 11:00 am
SPRINT-FAMILY/TEAM-MWM RELAY from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
SUNDAY RACE: from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday October, 1st | from 7.30 am alle 1.00 pm
SHORT from 7:30 am alle 9:00 am
CLASSIC from 9:00 am alle 11:00 am
LONG from 11:00 am alle 1:00 pm
To participate, each swimmer must be:
AGONIST” – to be registered to a Swimming or Triathlon Federation (membership valid for 2017)
AMATEUR – (presenting a valid Medical Certificate) The Medical Certificate (required for sport events in Italy) shall be stamped and signed by an official Doctor. The template of the Medical Certificate can be downloaded on the registration page from the website.
In any case, the certificate shall be valid for the date of the race. Athletes without a valid certificate, will not take part in the races. The certificate must be sent by mail to: email@example.com after the registration.
There will be several prizes represented by sport equipment’s or other products.
Each of the three races (Short Swim – Main Swim – Long Swim) will include prizes “in goods and products” as indicated in the table below:
The cash prize money is quantified at 2.200,00€ so distributed among the winners of the competitions:
1800 mt: 100 € (M/F)
3500 mt: 200,00€ (M/F)
6000 mt: 300,00 € (M/F)
COMBINED SWIM (PROSwim Challenge): 500,00 € (M/F)
Saturdays RACE WINNERS:
KID’STHEISLAND (from each category)
All KID’s participants will have a participation medal.
SPRINT CHALLEGE (only on the ranking of the FINAL)
FAMILY / TEAM EVENT (ranking)
REWARDED for the RACE on SUNDAY:
SHORT SWIM / CLASSIC SWIM / LONG SWIM / COMBINED
+ PRIZES by Categories (the first ones of each category):
Moreover, there will be special prizes for the overall (in the whole event) youngest and oldest participant (MALE and FEMALE)
For the TEAM Category (Sunday Events), the top 3 competitors for each team will be rewarded. Just the THREE best TEAMS.
Entering in the web-site swimtheisland.com, it is easy to access to the Registration system.
The payment fee can be made by Credit Card/PayPal or by Wire Bank Transfer.
The medical certificate MUST be sent via e-mail once you have registered and still before the event, at firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, if not attached online, a copy of the Medical Certificate MUST be delivered to the Organization, at the time of the Registration / Withdrawal Race Pack on the day of the race.
The bank details are the followings:
Bank: Monte dei Paschi di Siena – agency of Desenzano del Garda
Online registrations will be accepted until midnight (12.00pm) on October 1st, 2017 for Saturday’s races and October 2nd, 2017 for Sunday’s races . After this date registration will be closed.
KID’S THE ISLAND – 100/200/400 m 10 €
SPRINT CHALLENGE – 800 20 €
TEAM/FAMILY – 800 m 15 €
MWM RELAY – 800m 15 €
SHORT SWIM 1800 m
within May, 31st 2017: 25 €
from June 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2017: € 30
from August 1st, 2017 to October 2nd, 2017: € 35
CLASSIC SWIM 3500 m
within May, 31st 2017: 30 €
from June 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2017: € 35
from August 1st, 2017 to October 2nd, 2017: € 40
LONG SWIM 6000 m
within May, 31st 2017: 35 €
from June 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2017: € 40
from August 1st, 2017 to October 2nd, 2017: € 45
COMBINED SWIM 1800 m + 6000 m
within May, 31st 2017: 45 €
from June 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2017: € 50
from August 1st, 2017 to October 2nd, 2017: € 55
A confirmation will be send automatically to you by the system. If not, please check your JUNK mail box and verify your inscription in the starting list, which will be published on the HOME PAGE of the official website (www.swimtheisland.com).
The registration fee includes:
The race package, which includes personalized silicone swim cap, official race gadget, products provided by the sponsors, the event program book, a ticket for the bag storage, refreshment, supervision and assistance during the race.
No registration fee will be refunded.
In case of impossibility of participation: if you notify to the organization no later than September 20th, 2017 (email@example.com) you can keep the registration for the next edition with the addition of 5.00 € for administration costs.
It is possible to make athlete replacements no later than the registrations closing date (October, 1st and 2nd 2017)
The organization has the right to change the race courses or limiting access, in case of adverse weather conditions.
In addition to the goody bag, each participant will receive the following services:
Such equipment must be returned in perfect condition upon arrival from the race. Staff members will take from each arrived (for all race distances) and check the status of every equipment. If the participant is unable to return any of the equipment mentioned and / or one of them is damaged it will be charged by the Organization, the total cost of the equipment. (15€ for the chip, € 65 for the RESTUBE)
A refreshment is provided for the 6.0 km distance, along the middle phase of the race.
Refreshments / buffet at the finish (beach LIDO DI TORRE Bergeggi) for all participants
There will be provided and possible refreshments/supplies along the way. The Boats Assistance will be provided with drinks, water and energy bars to support swimmers, if they feel the need.
Technical assistance along the route of the race: medical care and security
assistance are guaranteed throughout the itinerary, with fixed points along the course and, at the finish area, with Mobile Units available in case of emergency.
For any emergency or distress at sea by the participant, the person will need to
activate the system RESTUBE raising the yellow inflatable upwards, to signal the need for immediate assistance.
Should the organizers feel the need to suspend or cancel the event whilst swimmers are in the water, the following will apply:
• Safety staff will use whistles to attract the attention of all swimmers.
• Swimmers must stop and take directions from the safety staff.
• This may include a phased or full evacuation to land.
• All swimmers MUST report to the finish point for an entrant roll-call.
• Bags keeping
• Men and Women Shower and Changing Rooms
Participants must personally pick the number, timing chip and race pack during the registration phases according to the following schedule:
EXPO Village – LIDO DI TORRE of Bergeggi :
Saturday October, 7th | from 08:30 am to 8:00 pm
KIDS from 8:30 am to 11:00 am
SPRINT-FAMILY/TEAM-MWM RELAY from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
GARE DELLA DOMENICA: from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday October, 8th | from 7.30 am to 1.00 pm
SHORT from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
CLASSIC from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
LONG from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2017
KID’sTHEISLAND – Distance 100 / 200 / 400 mt (age 6 to 12 )
Distances will be defined by the organization (between 100m / 200m / 400m) based on the weather and sea conditions and numbers of participants, according to the following categories.
Briefing to the kids will be held at 11:45 on the beach.
Start is fixed at 12:00
Arrival will be at LIDO DI TORRE beach of Bergeggi, after making the rounds of the buoy and the return, which ends under the arrival arch.
SPRINT CHALLENGE – Distance 800 m
Briefing will be at 1:45pm
Start is fixed at 2:00pm
The race consists of a series of qualifying (maximum 20 swimmers each) and a final race, which can access the top 5 in each qualification only.
The arrival will be at the LIDO DI TORRE in Bergeggi beach. Participants will swim after making the rounds of the buoy and the return that ends under the Arrival arch.
FAMILY / TEAM EVENT – Distance 800 m
Briefing will be at 3:15pm approximately
Start is fixed at 3:30pm approximately
Teams will consist of a minimum of 2 people to a maximum of 3 swimmers and (woman must be included in the team).
Ranking will be based on the time of the last swimmer from its TEAM and the first three TEAM will be awarded.
Arrival will be at the LIDO DI TORRE in Bergeggi beach. Participants will swim after making the rounds of the buoy and the return that ends under the arrival arch.
MWM RELAY – Distance 800 m
Briefing will be at 4:45 pm approximately
Start is fixed at 5:00 pm approximately
Each RELAY must be composed of three persons, as follows:
– 2 men
– 1 swimmer
Exit from the water will be by the Australian way: the first athlete entering in the water along the entire path, go out from the water and runs to the cage placed in the middle between the entry and exit from swimming. Here there will be the second component of the relay. The two athletes will have to exchange the chip, positioning it correctly. The second athlete will travel the same route, will be out of the water, again reach the cage where it will wait for the third baton for the chip exchange. The third component will finish the race.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8th, 2017
SHORT SWIM– Distance 1.8 km
The briefing will be at 9:40 am approximately.
The start is fixed at 10.00 am approximately.
Competitors will be aligned on the start-line only a few meters from the shoreline. The start will be given from the beach.
The START will be valid just after the start signal, after the countdown, given by the speaker. • The briefing will clarify the race, the safety rules and the track.
The arrival will be at the LIDO DI TORRE of Bergeggi beach. Participants will swim after the buoy and will turn around the middle buoy X2 placed in front of the island.
MAIN SWIM – Distance 3.5 km
The briefing will be at 11:40 am approximately.
The start is fixed at 12:00 am approximately.
The arrival will be at the “LIDO DI TORRE” of Bergeggi beach. Participants will follow the path around the island for one lap clockwise.
LONG SWIM – Distance 6.0 km
The briefing will be at 1:15 pm.
The start is fixed at 1:45 pm. The organization reserves the right to postpone the start.
Competitors will be aligned on the start-line only a few meters from the shoreline, through a tape and the start will be given from the organization boat.
The START will be valid just after the start signal, after the countdown, given by the speaker.
The briefing will clarify the race, the safety rules and the track.
The start and arrival will be at the “LIDO DI TORRE” of Bergeggi beach. The swimmers will do the first part of the track around the island until the buoy X2. After that they will return on the same path heading to the buoy X1 and swim around the island for two laps in total. The arrival will be always on the beach passing under the arrival arch.
COMBINED RACE – Distance 1.8 + 6.0 km
ONE swimmer can participate to the SHORT race (starting at 10:00) and then start at 13:45 at the 6.0 km race afterward.
TEAM (Only for the races on Sunday)
Swimmers can participate as a TEAM and take part in the Challenge of the TEAM (Sunday Events).
The Team can be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 members. The condition is that all three races distances are presented by at least one member of the TEAM.
The 3 best times will be added for each TEAM (on each of the 3 races) in order to generate the list of the TEAM.
The swimmer (or their parents/guardians) takes full responsibility for their participation.
The organizers cannot be held responsible for theft, breakage or accidents before, during or after the event both in the race village and in the parking areas.
The organization takes no responsibility for accidents taking place along the swimming course due to the natural conditions of the sea (shallow rocks…). Nor does the organization take responsibility for accidents caused by incompetence, negligence or poor signaling.
The organization guarantees that all the appropriate safety equipment and measures are in place.
Each swimmer participates in each event through choice and as such the organization takes no responsibility for personal injuries or injuries to third parties. It is the responsibility of the participant to decide whether they should abandon or continue in the event.
The organization takes no responsibility for infringements to current national and regional water and beach regulations made by participants or their companions.
The organization, its sponsors and collaborators take no responsibility for the actions of swimmers and their companions that may lead to claims/lawsuits by third parties.
The use of the WETSUIT is ALLOWED and OPTIONAL (Required only if the water temperature is below 16°)
The competitors who will “cut” the itinerary, particularly in the Protected Marine Area (zone A), without passing externally to the official buoy in that area will be disqualified (control Officers and Security can take them away the number).
All the competitors that will not pass in the checkpoints along the path of the Swimtheisland 2017 will be also eliminated.
Maximum admitted time to perform the SHORT SWIM is 90 min.
Maximum admitted time to perform the CLASSIC SWIM is 150 min.
Maximum admitted time to perform the LONG SWIM is 210 min.
All finishes take place under the inflatable finish arch. The racer number will be applied on the back of the hand.
The marking consists of visual inspection for every swimmer who accesses the
departure park. Is mandatory that the staff of the departure race will verify that each swimmer will be fully equipped.
This IS for ALL THREE DISTANCES IN PROGRAM.
Each swimmer MUST wear the following equipment (provided during Registration):
CAP (the color identifies the race: LIGHT BLUE for the KID’S, SILVER for the SPRINT/TEAM/FAMILY RACE, PINK for 1.8 km, LIME for 3.5km, WHITE for 6.0Km, GOLD for the COMBINED).
CHIP (on theWRIST) for time keeping
RESTUBE. Security system for all swimmers. **
** The RESTUBE is a security measure used for the first time in open water. Is not a game, but a system that must be used with intelligence and ONLY in case of need and/or emergency. The RESTUBE consists in a “fanny pack” which must be fastened at the waist by each swimmer and maintained on the back. This envelope allows, ONLY in case of need, to open an Air-bag of yellow cylindrical shape so as to provide support flotation and visibility.
SUCH equipment must be kept “inactive”. The system can ONLY be activated in case of need (emergency, fear, fatigue, need help).
EVERY swimmer that activates or inflates the system to another participant in the starting phase (or race) will be DISQUALIFIED.
Equipments n.2 and n.3 (CHIP and RESTUBE) will be RETURN at the time of ARRIVAL. Thestaff will be instructed to remove any swimmer from such equipment after the finishline. If the participant will not have any of the equipment required after the race, or hereturns it in bad conditions or damaged, the person will be stopped and will berequired to reimburse the material provided.
Those who do not wear the amenities listed above may not take part in the start of therace.
Participants are required to be in the pre-start area of each event 30 minutes before the official race time. The swim course and other pertinent information will be given at this time in Italian, English and French. Swimmers will be called to enter into the start area 5 minutes before the race begins with notice given with 3, 2, and then 1 minute to go. Each start of the Sunday event (1.8 km, 3.5 km and 6 km) will be divided into three sub-starts, within 5 minutes difference between them.
Every participants registered to the SWIMTHEISLAND 2017 expressly authorizes free use of fix or moving images where he/she is represented, of his/her personal information and their distribution to and through media (e.g. print or TV) for promotional or publicity purpose, present and future, related to the SWIMTHEISLAND 2017 and other sport events.
Swimmers and Associations by sending the SWIMTHEISLAND 2017 Application Form, declare that they have consciously read and they accept the rules and regulations described and published on the website: www.swimtheisland.com Anything that is not included in this document is regulated as per “International Open Water Rules issued by WOWSA 2017” and International Technical Regulations WOWSA – (downloadable from the website: www.worldopenwaterassociation.com
firstname.lastname@example.org The Organizer can modify the above rules at anytime, in order to guarantee the best organization of the event, relating to the safety. All modification will be communicated to the participants by email or can be read on the website http://swimtheisland.com.