Formation of the swim groups
There will be between 25 and 40 participants in each group. The speed is the main factor in distribution of swimmers into the different swim groups. Swimmers have to choose a group, which they want to join (everyone can only choose one group), depending on their personal physical state. Please be aware that the speed slows down with the time spent in the water.
Important: Participant who cannot follow the rhythm of his/her group can be disqualified. Please see below the speed requirements of each group established by the organization.
“Fast” Group: For swimmers with the swim speed 46′- 48′ per 3km.Expected finishing time (can be affected by the current weather conditions): 4 a 5 hrs. Approx. (rhythm between 15´20″ and 16´40″ per 1000m = 1´32″–1´35″ every 100m) “Medium” Group: For swimmers with the swim speed 52′- 54′ per 3km.Expected finishing time (can be affected by the current weather conditions): 5-6 hours. Approx. (rhythm between 17´33″ and 18´ per 1000m = 1´45″–1´48″ every 100m)
“Slow” Group: For swimmers with the swim speed 58′- 60′ per 3km.Expected time finishing (can be affected by the current weather conditions): 6-7 hours. Approx. (rhythm between 19´30″ and 20´ per 1000m = 1´57″ – 2´ every 100m)
GRUPO “RÁPIDO”: Apto para nadadores con un nivel de nado de 46´-48´ cada 3km. Tiempo Travesía estimado según climatología de 4 a 5 hrs. (Ritmo aprox entre
15´20” a 16´40” los 1000m = 1´32”–1´35” cada 100m)
GRUPO “MEDIO”: Apto para nadadores con un nivel de nado de 52´-54´ cada 3km. Tiempo Travesía estimado según climatología de 5 a 6 hrs.(Ritmo aprox entre
17´33″ a 18´ los 1000m = 1´45”–1´48” cada 100m)
GRUPO “LENTO”: Apto para nadadores con un nivel de nado de 58´- 60´ cada 3km. Tiempo Travesía estimado según climatología de 6 a 7 hrs.(Ritmo aprox entre
19´30″ a 20´ los 1000m = 1´57” – 2´ cada 100m)
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE SWIMMERS IN EACH GROUP?
The swim groups are created according to the registration request, where each swimmer has chosen the group in which he wishes to participate.
The places of each group will be completed, going to the reserve list, always respecting the order with date and time of registration, thus covering the possible losses.
IS IT NECESSARY TO MAKE THE SWIMMING TEST AND SEND IT??
DO NOT. The organization recommends that each registered participant make a TEST OF 3000 meters, and be able to verify the physical fitness and the correct choice of the swim group
CAN I CHANGE THE GROUP ONCE ELECTED, BEFORE THE CROSSING?
YES. It will be possible to change the swim group when there are free places.
CAN THE GROUP CHANGE DURING CROSSING?
DO NOT. Therefore, the correct swim group must be chosen for the crossing.
CAN EACH PARTICIPANT TAKE THEIR ASSISTANCE?
DO NOT. The organization will facilitate the provisioning. Participants who want to take a gel or energetic bar apart, may do so but will be transported by each swimmer inside their neoprene.
IS THERE A BOAT FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS TO SEE THE TEST?
YES. An excursion with an approximate duration of 4 hours is offered, to follow up the different swim groups. For more information you should contact email@example.com.
WHERE ARE FERRY'S TICKETS PURCHASED TO GO TO FUERTEVENTURA / LANZAROTE?
The sale of tickets with a special discount is made directly thirty minutes before the departure of the ferry from the port of Playa Blanca, in offices of Naviera Armas. Except indications by the organization. The official website of the company and to consult schedules is www.navieraarmas.com
WHERE WILL THE OFFICIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR THE CROSSING BE?
The Hesperia Playa Dorada Hotel will be official accommodation, located 150m from the exit, offering special prices, you can consult it in session accommodation.
CAN FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS GO TO LUNCH END OF CROSSING?
A price of € 6 is established for swimmers, may be paid at the time of registration, or the day of the test.
IS ANY TRANSPORTATION MEANS ESTABLISHED FOR PARTICIPANTS?
The organization will exclusively establish means of transport from the official accommodation hotel to the starting point of the crossing, if necessary.
WHEN IS IT FREE TO SWIM WITHOUT CONTROL OF THE SUPPORT BOATS?
If the weather conditions allow it, the organization will open the free swim 2km from the finish line.
IS ANY DOCUMENT TO BE PRESENTED TO THE ORGANIZATION?
YES. In the withdrawal of swimming caps, the night before, they must provide the signed disclaimer.