Goose Pond Island Triathlon
Goose Pond Island  Triathlon

The 1.2 mile swim will be in the pristine waters of Lake Guntersville. The triathlon will have wave starts beginning at 8 a.m. A schedule for waves will be added to the site prior to the event. Triathletes will follow the bouys in a rectangle stretching across the water in front of the Goose Pond ampitheater. Triathletes will swim the course counterclockwise with 7 foot tall yellow corner bouys clearly marking the turns on the swim course. In between the turn bouys there will be a number of orange colored bouys to mark the swim course. The swim course will be well marked.

 

The swim course will be a two lap swim.

 

WATER TEMPERATURE

The average water temperatures in Lake Guntersville in early September is in the high 60's to 70's. Wetsuits will be used during the race depending on water temperature on race day. Following your swim exit, there will be volunteers to help you with wetsuit removal. It is recommended that you apply the products of your choice to help in wetsuit removal and to avoid chafing during the swim.

Wetsuit Rules

  • Wetsuits cannot measure more than 5 mm thick.
  • Wetsuits may be worn in water temperatures up to and including 24.5 degrees Celsius/76.1 degrees Fahrenheit. Athletes who choose to wear a wetsuit in water temperatures between 24.5 degrees Celsius/76.1 degrees Fahrenheit and 28.8 degrees Celsius/ 83.8 degrees Fahrenheit will not be eligible for awards. Wetsuits will be prohibited in water temperature greater than 28.8 degrees Celsius/ 83.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Wetsuits will be prohibited in water temperature greater than 28.8 degrees Celsius/ 83.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Full wetsuits are permitted (arms and legs covered).

 

*NOTE: ANY ATHLETE ELECTING NOT TO RACE MUST NOTIFY TIMING IMMEDIATELY. ABOVE ALL, THE SAFETY OF EACH SWIMMER IS OUR PRIME CONCERN. A FULL SWEEP OF THE COURSE WILL BE MADE DIRECTLY BEHIND THE LAST SWIMMER. VISUAL AID WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE LIFEGUARDS, DIVERS, CANOES, AND KAYAKS, BUOYS AND AQUATIC CRAFTS THAT LINE THE COURSE

SWIM COURSE

Use the link below to view the swim course.

 

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/54314666/?open_ive_done=1&new_route=1

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