The SwimStart Initiative will change the swim start format and certain elements of the swim course. You can click the link about for the details, but here are the main points –
- Numbered buoys. Numbered buoys will help locate troubled swimmers more accurately.
- Anchored resting rafts will be positioned along the swim course. You can already rest on paddle boards, buoys, and kayaks, so long as you are not using them to make forward motion. While Ironman does not address this latter factor, I suspect it is the same.
- More pre-race swim safety education and safety personnel.
- Changes to the mass start for certain North American races. Coeur d’Alene and Lake Placid will use a “rolling start” format, where, much…
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