The swim will be a rolling start. Athletes will enter the water in a
continuous stream through a controlled access point, similar to how
running road races are started. An athlete’s times will start when they
cross timing mats under the swim arch. Athletes will be directed to
self-seed on race morning based on their projected swim time. Volunteers
and staff will be in the staging area with signs and will assist with
this process. Self-seeding will not be mandatory but will be encouraged.
Age Group Athletes will begin to enter the water at 6:40 a.m. It is
expected to take 25-30 minutes for all athletes to enter the water;
everyone will be in the water by 7:10 a.m.