"Splash & Dash" Youth Aquathlon

Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM (GMT-5) - Saturday, July 30, 2022 12:00 PM (GMT-5)

Event info
Sport: Aquathlon - swim and run
Location: Mathews, VA, United States
Registration closes: Friday, July 29, 2022 3:00 PM (GMT-5)
Organized by: Mathews Outdoor Club
Event website: www.mocva.net
Event notes

Youth Aquathlon "Splash & Dash" for ages 7 thru 15

Participants will swim in open water for varying distances based on age category, transition to running gear and complete a road run along a quiet backroad. Adult support in the form of lifeguards and safety personnel will be on hand to ensure participants are monitored during the event. Registration is limited to 50 total participants - competitors should be prepared to begin at 10am – actual start time may vary.

Age Categories & Distances
Splash -n- Dash participants will be grouped into categories by age. Swim and run distances will be different for each category, with the older participants swimming and running longer than younger ones. We will start racers in 10 second intervals beginning with the youngest age category.

Age 7-9 — Swim 75 yds — Run 0.5 mile
Age 10-12 — Swim 150 yds — Run 1.0 mile
Age 13-15 — Swim 300 yds — Run 1.5 mile

Open Water Swim
The swim is alongside a floating dock so it is similar in some aspects to swimming next to the side of a pool. No swim aids, such as flotation devices or fins, will be allowed in this competition; lifeguards will be positioned on the dock within arms reach of the swimmers as they navigate around the dock. For age groups that swim slightly away from the dock, support personnel will be monitoring from kayaks or canoes.

Run on Open Road
The transition area is closed to non-participants – parents/ friends can offer advice from a short distance but participants should be prepared to make the change from Swim to Run on their own. Prior to the event, they can set up their transition spot with a towel, running shoes, socks, shorts, etc. After exiting the transition, runners will head out along Williams Wharf Road to their designated turnaround point. The entire course is open to traffic and there will be volunteers and a water station along the route for safety.
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WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Participant understands that he/she is subject to the school and council rules of conduct and sportsmanship. The undersigned acknowledges that neither the Mathews Outdoor Club nor the Mathews Land Conservancy provide any registrant medical or hospitalization insurance whatsoever, and hereby waives any and all claims against the Mathews Outdoor Club, the Mathews Land Conservancy, or any other person affiliated with these entities and sponsors for injuries sustained while watching or participating in this event or traveling to and from event. I also agree that photographs taken of my child or me while participating in this activity may be used for publicity purposes.

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certain health risks are inherent with public activities and that the event organizers will provide reasonable safety precautions (such as requiring masks while in enclosed spaces, providing space/room for social distancing) at the event start/finish areas. While the participants are not within the start/finish areas, it will be each participant’s responsibility for adhering to the safety precautions
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