What is the water temperature?
For the Texas Man in May, water temps. typically range from 71-74 degrees which make the event wetsuit legal. For Disco in July it is HOT! No wetsuits due water temps. exceeding 83 degrees. All pool swims have warm water. The more men we have in the race the warmer the water. If you know what I mean! Sorry ladies; men are pigs!
Do I need a wetsuit?
No, wetsuits are never required. Swimsuits are required. No nudity at any of our events. But you can cuss to yourself!
Is there an Aid Station at the Swim Start?
Yes. There is water available to athletes at the swim start. No Sport Drink.
Will there be a swim warm-up?
Yes. But once the first swimmer or wave hit the water, warm-up is over.
Is there a Gear Check at the Swim?
No gear check. We can pour water on your eyes and lips to see if your make-up runs.
Do I need to wear a swim cap?
Only if one is provided. We use caps for Disco and Texas Man
Can I use any stroke in the swim portion?
Any stroke that allows you to see the buoys and stay on course.
How deep is the water for the swim?
For Texas Man and Disco we have a beach start; pool starts vary from 10 ft – 4 ft. No event requires an athlete to tread water at the start.
If I hang onto the lane lines or buoys , will I be disqualified for doing so?
You may stop and rest during the swim, but you must not interfere with the progress of other swimmers. You may hang onto the guard boats or buoys.
For a pool swim, if I am #456 and a clearly see I am faster than the swimmers in front of me, can I move up in the line with swimmers of my caliber?
There is no cutting in line. Swim times are based on the time YOU predicted when you registered.