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Colva Beach, South Goa
25 February, 2018

1B/103, Kapila Vastu,
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Kolbad Road,
Thane (West) - 400 601.

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Colva Beach, South Goa
25 February, 2018

Swimmathon Rules and Regulation

 
  • The Competition is Land Start & Land Finish type. There will be a difference of approximately 200-250 meters between the start and finish points.
  • Participants will be handed over their Swimming caps on February 24 after successful verification of their documents. No swimming caps will be handed over on the event day. 

  • Swimmers reporting on the event day without the official allotted caps, will not be allowed to participate. 

  • Each swimmer will be marked with his unique race number on the shoulder and back. He will also have to wear a cap with the number provided by organizers.
  • For technical reasons, it is recommended that Swimmers do not wear Red or White color clothing / swimsuits.
  • Wet Suits and Swimming Aids (ex. Flippers, palm pads etc.) are not allowed. Swimmer may use only regular petroleum jelly, body lotion, oil or sunscreen. Special Jellies and waxes are not allowed. The swimmer should apply the jelly before reporting to the table prior to the commencement of the race.
  • The Swimmers are not allowed to carry anything with them into the sea.
  • The course will be marked with marker buoys. While swimming, the swimmer should keep the marker buoys to their left at all times.
  • For the Swimmers in the 10K and 5K Races, a feeding station will be provided approximately after every 2.5Km from the Start Point approximately 50 metres off the swim course. There will be a provision of water and bananas at the feeding station.
  • Touching any buoys or reporting boats or feeding station will lead to disqualification.
  • In case a swimmer needs any help, medical attention or wants to be picked up in the middle of the race, he/she should wave to nearest lifeboat until he/she is approached by a lifeguard or a course official.
  • The Finish: Table finish will be taken into consideration. In case Swimmer A reach land before Swimmer B but reached the finish table after B, Swimmer B will be advantage over Swimmer A. The swimmer is not supposed to take off his cap until he reports to the table.
  • The maximum finish time allowed for a race in the 10KM category is 4 (four) hours, 5KM category is 2.5 (two and half) hours after the start of the race in the respective category. 
     
  • All swimmers shall maintain the spirit of Sport and refrain from pushing and shoving other swimmers either at the start, the finish or during the race. Observance of any hostile behaviour will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Doping test will done randomly and serve action will be taken on the offending swimmer.
  • Action will be taken on the swimmer whose parents/Coach/manager/ family or friends are found to be littering the beach or sea with garbage.
  • Any luggage or baggages of the swimmer are their own responsibility.
  • Non obedience of instructions given by the safety officers/ course official/ turn judges or any other authorized personnel will lead to disqualification.
  • The Chief Referee shall be the last authority in case of any dispute. Violation of any rule by the swimmer that he personally observes or which is reported to him by other authorized officials will lead to offending swimmer’s disqualification.
  • Procedure for Protest: A written and Signed complaint will have to submitted to the Chief Referee along with the protest fee of INR 500 within 30 minutes of the swimmer’s own finish. 
 

 

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