Calday Aquathon 2020-Date TBD
Unfortunately due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 which has resulted in the closure of the pool following government guidelines, the Aquathon will NOT take place on the planned date of 26th April and will be postponed until later on in the year. The date will be announced on this page as soon as more information is available. We apologise to all participants and thank you for your understanding, and we hope that everyone stays safe during these difficult times.
The swim will be a 400m swim and will take place in the pool. The pool will be set up with 4 lanes, with entrants swimming 4 lengths in each lane before ducking under the rope and then moving into the next lane. Swimmers will begin in deep end and will also finish in the deep end, where they will then get changed (quickly!) and head out of the deep end fire exit for the run section of the race.
The swim will begin at 9am exactly with the first swimmer, and other participants will then be set off at 1 minute intervals. Swimmers will be arranged approximately based on either their 400m swim time from the previous Aquathon, or for new entrants the 400m time that they have provided.
There is no stroke requirement for the swim and the race is open to people of all swimming abilities, however, Freestyle is suggested.
The run will be a 5km run and the route will be around the local area of the pool, beginning at the pool and finishing on the school playing fields behind the pool. Your transition time from swim to run will be included in your overall finishing time so once you've finished your swim you must get changed as fast as you can into your running gear, we recommend wearing a Tri-suit and elastic laces for your running shoes as every second counts!
The running route is shown below:
Entry is open to anyone aged 16 or over, and if you're either a swimmer or a runner and don't think you could do both parts of the race, relay teams are welcome!
There will be a prize for the 1st placed male, 1st placed female and 1st placed relay team.