Entry fees include bus transportation to and from all the group swims, meetings and events, pre-event dinner, swimcap and event t-shirt.
An overseas territory of the UK Bermuda boasts 75 miles of dramatic coastline. Rich in history it lies in an astoundingly beautiful stretch of the Atlantic a mere 650 miles east of North Carolina. Flights from New York and other eastern US cities reach Bermuda’s shores in less than two hours. The open water swimming events take place in beautiful Harrington Sound. Bermuda’s water temperature in October averages 78. For more information on Bermuda see Bermuda Tourism IN THE NEWS: NEW YORK, October 17, 2006 – Bermuda has been voted the Best Island in the Caribbean/Atlantic region by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
TIMELINE:(subject to change -updates will be posted here or in the front lobby of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort): Friday October 11, 2013 8:30 AM Sunrise Yoga & swimmers stretching on the Grotto Beach. 10:00 AM Meet at front of Grotto Bay for transportation to group swim (optional). Saturday October 12, 2013 8:30 AM Sunrise Yoga & swimmers stretching on the Grotto Beach. 10:00 AM Meet at front of Grotto Bay for transportation to group swim (optional). 3:30 PM MANDATORY pre-event briefing at Palmetto Gardens (former site of the old Palmetto Hotel) located on Harrington Sound. This is the location of the event finish. Event t-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed and the event course, timeline, rules, and questions will be answered at this meeting. After this meeting and weather permitting we have tentative plans to take a boat tour of the course. 7:00 PM Pasta loading dinner at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort (headquarters hotel) Sunday October 13, 2013 9:00 AM -Check in at the front lobby of Grotto Bay. Bus transportation will then be provided to the race start. We will post the race day timeline with specific check in times on Saturday evening in the front lobby of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. 10:00 AM – Start 10K (Other events start in a staggered fashion from different locations) 2:00 PM (approx) Awards Ceremony at the beach area at Palmetto Bay. After the awards ceremony bus transportation will be provided back to the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Evening – Swimmers and Friends Social. (Location and time TBD) Additional Important information: ***For travel to Bermuda, you must have a current/valid passport. It is your responsibility to meet all entrance and departure requirements. Please check with the airlines and your government for additional requirements. ***It is your responsibility to attend the mandatory pre-race check in and all scheduled meetings as important event information and potential changes will be discussed. ***If you decide to change the distance category you have entered you must do so by October 1, 2013 with the event director Randy Nutt. *** Water stops are provided along the course. ***Due to the nature and complexity of this event no refunds will be given for any reason including event cancellation. The race director(s) reserve the right to modify any and all information relating to this race at any time. As a condition of participation in this event all participants will be required to sign a Waiver/Release of Liability and also an event authorization form at the mandatory check in.
While in Bermuda check out these things to do:
- horseback riding on the beaches
- diving the shipwrecks for treasure
- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs
- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in
- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn
- world class shopping & restaurants
- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)
- the post race karaoke and social
- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort
- enjoy another Rum Swizzle
Bermuda Round the Sound FAQ’s:
Q: Do I need a support boat?
A: No. safety craft are monitoring the course.
Q: Are there water stops along the swim course?
A: Yes, there are several water stops along the course.
Q: How will I navigate during the swim?
A: The course will be marked. In addition you will receive information on the course during the pre-race meeting. Weather permitting we will offer the swimmers a boat tour of the race course at this meeting.
Q: Are wetsuits allowed?
A: No. The water temperature has averaged 78 degrees the past several years in Bermuda in October.
Q Do I need to rent a car while in Bermuda?
A: Cars are not available to rent in Bermuda. The two best options for travel while on island are by bus or taxi. The bus system is wonderful, clean, and on time! You can purchase transportation passes for the days in your stay directly from your hotel. Another option is moped/scooter rental. Transportation is provided the participants from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort to the group swims Friday and Saturday morning, the pre race meeting, and to the event on Sunday.
Q: Are there socials planned?
A: This is an Aqua Moon Adventures event which means while on island it is one big social. Sunday evening after the event we will socialize at the Swizzle Inn which is next door to the headquarters hotel: The Grotto Bay Beach Resort.
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