FORMATION OF THE SWIM GROUPS
There will be between 20 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 45′- 48′ per 3km. Expected finishing time (can be affected by the current weather conditions): 4 a 5 hrs. (swimming speed between 15´00″ and 16´00″ per 1000m = 1´30″–1´36″ every 100m)
- “Medium” Group: For swimmers with the swim speed 51′- 54′ per 3km. Expected finishing time (can be affected by the current weather conditions): 5-6 hours. (swimming speed between 17´00″ and 18´00” per 1000m = 1´40″–1´46″ every 100m)
- “Slow” Group: For swimmers with the swim speed 55′- 57′ per 3km. Expected time finishing (can be affected by the current weather conditions): 6-7 hours. (swimming speed between 18´33″ and 19´00” per 1000m = 1´50″ – 1´54” every 100m)
CAN I SWIM WITHOUT NEOPRENE IN THE SWIMSUITS?
NOT if you go in a swimming group. For the safety of the event and the hours spent in the water swimming at not so continuous rhythms, it is forbidden to swim without wetsuit in the swimming groups, all swimmers must be at the start with their wetsuit on before starting, if not the direction racing will force you to put it on and will not let you out.
YES while you go in the Challenge. The challenge has been created to carry out the crossing as an individual and to be able to swim at the desired rhythm as you wish with or without neoprene, since having a more continuous swim and making the desired stops the body does not drop so much temperature and each one knows where this your limit.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE SWIMMERS IN EACH GROUP?
Swim groups are created according to the registration request received, where each swimmer has chosen the group in which he wishes to participate. ONLY you can choose a swim group.
The places of each group will be completed, moving to the reserve list, always respecting the order with date and time of pre-registration, thus covering the possible losses of each swim group.
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.
WHAT WILL THE ORGANIZATION FACILITATE IN THE CROSSROADS DURING THE CROSSING?
Water, isotonic drink, fruit (Orange and bananas), energy gels, Vaseline and Biodramina.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE ARE FERRY'S TICKETS PURCHASED TO GO TO FUERTEVENTURA / LANZAROTE?
WHERE WILL THE OFFICIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR THE CROSSING BE?
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.