2013 Summer Aquathlon Series

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Summer 2013 Aquathlon Information

 
Welcome to the City of Tucson Parks & Recreation Summer Aquathlon Series.
Please read the information below and email Rane at  if you have questions...
Weekly Raffles:
Weekly raffle prizes courtesy of Trisports! TriSports will be giving out raffle prizes to lucky athletes at EVERY race. 
TriSports is the online and our local triathlon gear shop, created for triathletes, by triathletes.

 

Quick Info:
Quincie Douglas Pool (1563 E. 36th St)
800yd swim/3m run (Adult)
200yd swim/1m run (Youth)
Dates listed on calendar
Registration 6:00 - 6:30pm each night
Race will begin at 7:00pm

Cost Adults $8, Youth $3 (cash or check only)
Refreshments provided
 
** Please note that you may race only once per week **
 
Race Schedule & Results:
Monday Wednesday
Week 1 No Race May 29
Adult Distance Only
Results
Week 2 No Race June 5

Adult Distance Only
Results

Week 3

You  may race Mon OR Wed but not both

June 10

Youth & Adult Distances
Results

June 12

Adult Distances
Results

Week 4

You  may race Mon OR Wed but not both

June 17

Youth & Adult Distances
Results

June 19

Adult Distance Only
Results

Week 5

No Race

June 26

Adult Distance Only
Results

Week 6 July 1

Youth & Adult Distances
Results

No Race
Week 7

No Race

July 10
Adult Distance Only
Results
Week 8

You  may race Mon OR Wed but not both

July 15

Youth & Adult Distances

July 17

Adult Distance Only 
Results

Week 9 July 22

Youth & Adult Championship Race

 

 

Detailed Event Information:
What is an aquathlon anyway???? An aquathlon is a fun multi-sport event that combines swimming and running.

The Summer Aquathlon Series will take place at Quincie Douglas Pool located at 1563 E. 36th St (click to view map) . The Aquathlon Series is a series designed to be fun, relaxed and non-intimidating and offers an encouraging atmosphere for beginner athletes while also providing a consistent course for those seasoned athletes wishing to track improvements or get in a speed workout.

Youth info!! A youth distance will be offered on the Monday nights listed on the Aquathlon Calendar. The Youth distance consists of a 200yard swim (8 lengths) and a 1 mile run.  Youth completing three (3) youth distance races prior to the Championship Race will be eligible for youth series awards. All participants 17 & younger must have parent or guardian complete a waiver prior to participation.  Youth age groups are: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14.  Youth fee = $3  See "Waiver" below to print out a waiver and sign ahead of time if parent is not accompanying child.

Adult Distances: 800swim/3 mile run. The swim consists of 32 lengths in a 25 yard pool. Swimmers will be "seeded" according to their estimated 800 yard swim time and placed in lanes with swimmers of similar swimming ability. Last summer we typically had 4 waves or heats of swimmers and the order of each wave/heat would alternate each week. The run is an "out and back" and runners exit the east gate of the pool area, run out to the bike path and run counter clockwise to the turnaround located just north of 22nd street. Runners then turn around and run back to the finish line which is located on the bike path due east of the pool.

Start time: Races start at 7:00 pm and registration will take place from
6:00--6:30pm. Registration will close promptly at 6:30pm each evening, or when the limit of 128 participants has been reached. In the interest of fairness to all, you may not sign up friends or family members, ie you must be present in order to sign up. Please note that each week the wave start order will change.

**In order to eliminate sign-up lines, we have added select Monday nights to the racing schedule. During weeks with two races, you may race Monday or Wednesday night, but not both.

Cost: The cost is $8 per race and youth (14 and under) are $3.   Relays are $15 per team.  Cash or check only !!!

Waiver: All participants must sign a waiver prior to participation. Once a waiver is signed, it will be kept on file and may be updated if needed throughout the summer. Please note that all participants under the age of 18 need parent or guardian's signature on waiver prior to participation. Once the waiver has been signed, it will be kept on file.  You may print out a copy of theYouth Waiver (click to open) and have parent/guardian sign if he/she is unable to be present at aquathlon.

Series info: New this summer: You must COMPLETE 5 races in order to be eligible for Series Awards. This means that should a race/or both races cancel due to inclement weather during week 8, your standings will NOT be recalculated based on 4 races. Plan ahead!
This applies to Series Standings for award purposes only. If you have completed 4 races and show up during week 8 for your 5th race and a race that week is cancelled, you will still be eligible to participate in the Series Championship. Questions about this? Email  :)

It is possible to complete a maximum of 8 races throughout the summer (one each week) and series awards will be based on an individual's 5 fastest times prior to the championship. It is possible to complete a maximum of 4 youth distance races throughout the summer and series awards will be based on an individual's 3 fastest times prior to the Championship.

Adults and youth must complete 4 (youth must complete 3) races prior to the Championship race in order to be eligible to participate in the Championship race. All eligible athletes will receive Championship sign-up information via email the week prior to the Championship race as you must sign-up ahead of time in order to participate. If you have not noted your email address when signing up, you will not receive this email and will not be able to participate so make sure that we have a correct email for you.

Series awards will be given three deep (men & women) in the following age groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, etc Remember that you must complete at least five (5) races to be eligible for series awards. For individuals completing more than 5 races, placement will be determined by five (5) fastest times. For those athletes who "age up" during the summer, age on July 1st will determine age for the series standings.

Youth Series Awards: will be given three deep (boys & girls) in the following age groups: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14.  Remember that youth must complete at least three (3) races to be eligible for series awards.  For individuals completing 4 races, placement will be determined by the three (3) fastest times.  For those athletes who “age – up” during the summer, age on July 1 will determine age for the series standings.

Championship Race: – All athletes who complete at least 4 races (youth - 3) will be eligible for the series Championship Race.  The Championship Race is a stand alone race and usually consists of some sort of “twist” to the standard course.  You must sign up for the Championship Race ahead of time and all eligible athletes will be emailed instructions with regards to Championship Race sign-up.

Results: Results and series standings will be posted atwww.swimandrun.com

Swim Time: Each week participants will be asked to list their estimated 800 yard swim time. Waves are seeded based on swim time and the more accurate the swim times, the more efficient the event. For those who haven't been in the water in a long time, a test swim is a great idea!

Aquathlon Swim Tip: Based on participation numbers in years past, athletes will most likely swim 3 or 4 to a lane and will be required to "circle swim". What this means is that athletes are assigned to a lane based on projected swim time with swimmers of similar swimming abilities (this is why it's important to be as accurate as possible). Athletes within each lane will be started 10 seconds apart and will always swim on the right side of the black line located on the bottom of the pool.

Swimming etiquette tip: If you catch up to the person in front of you and would like to pass, gently tap the toes of the person in front of you to let them know you are attempting a pass and then pass them after a turn at the wall. It is the responsibility of the swimmer doing the passing to speed up and pass the slower swimmer and continue with that faster speed. If this sounds confusing or intimidating, don't worry, it's easy!!

 
Course Records Men Women
  Current Course

Old Course

Current Course

Old Course

Swim

Daniel Walls
8:11

2003

Daniel Walls
8:11
2003

Jackie Corcoran
8:46

2005

Jackie Corcoran
8:46
2005

Run

Robert Seaman
16:37

2008

Jimmy Riccitello
15:58
2003

Karen Walls
19:34

2008

Sarah Lineke-Nickle
19:03
2003

Overall

Kosuke Amano
26:43

2008

Craig Pansing
26:10
2002

Karen Walls
30:49

2008

Nancy Young
30:27
2001

 

Please at or call me for more information. Rane  971-2729

 


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