BOY'S & MEN'S AQUATHLON SUPER SPRINT (M1) 

MALE AQUATHLON SUPER SPRINT - HEAT M1

​UPDATE - This event has been moved to Saturday May 28th.  The elimination heat #1 will include male and female competitors. 

  • AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+ (Age is determined as age in the year of Competition - Eg. Your age as of Dec.31st 2022)

  • LOCATION: Kinsmen Beach, Invermere BC

  • DISTANCE:  1km Run - 300m Swim - 1km Run

  • FORMAT: Elimination heats, male & female.  RUN - SWIM - RUN  - 30 Max athlete per heat.  top 10 finishers male and female move to final round.  The final will be mixed gender as 10 men, 10 Women. 

  • SCORING: Scoring will be recorded for each gender, as Youth, JR and Adult.      

  • DATE: SATURDAY - May 28th, 2022

  • TIME: 2:30pm

  • WETSUIT MANDATORY     

 

  • Provincial Championship: No

  • Aquathlon Worlds Championship Qualifier: NO

  • Waves: YES / 30 per wave  (Youth / JR & Adult) 

  • Run Course: Paved, Closed-Course, 2 x 1km Laps

  • Water Temperature Classification: Cold Water Swim  15°-16°C  > Wetsuit Strongly Recommended (may be required)

  • Event Rules: Triathlon BC  / World Triathlon 

  • Facilities:  Water supplied on race site, Flush toilets, outdoor showers.  Nearby restaurants, accommodation and shopping.    

The Triathlon BC Sanctioned, Lake Windermere Aquathlon BC Provincial Championship Super Sprint event is a premier multisport event held at the iconic Kinsmen Beach in heart of the spectacular Columbia Valley.  This event is a continuous multisport event, meaning that the transition is timed and is considered part of the overall scoring for the event.  Aquathlon is governed under the same rules as triathlon, so no additional swim aids are permitted other than wetsuits.  

 

Perhaps the most exciting event of all, the Aquathlon Super Sprint Elimination heats are fast and technical.  The qualifier heats are divided into male and female categories.  Top 10 athletes from each heat move on to the final round.  Both heats and the final are in the Run-Swim-Run format and the distances are set at 1km run, 300m swim, 1km Run.  

 

Because of this novel format, athletes will need to think carefully about how to organize their transition.  Athletes are permitted to carry their goggles and cap with them for the first run leg.  Shoes must come off for swim entry and runners must be wearing shoes for all legs of the run course.  

 

This event is a wetsuit mandatory swim.  All athletes must wear a wetsuit that covers at least the torso for the swim.  Athletes may not run in a wetsuit. Typically, mid day air temperature at this time of year is 15°C to 22°C.  Water temperature is predicted to be 16°C.        

  

Participants should come prepared to swim in cold water and take time to acclimate to the water prior to swimming in the event.

 

SPECTATORS

Spectators may watch the entire event from Kinsmen Beach and surrounding area, although the pathway system around Dorothy Lake is closed for the race.  There are cafe's and pubs within viewing area.    

 

PRIZING

All finishers are eligible for draw prizing and age group scoring recognition.