Helmsley Aquathlons

Tuesday 30th July, 6th Aug, 13th Aug 2024 @ register 6-7 pm

Races start 7.15pm starting with the kids ones

Aquathlons are an ideal way to compare your fitness against the clock.

This year the pool will be featuring 3 events and all three evenings will offer the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Broze distances for adults and children, and for the little ones a Splash and Dash!

What do I need to bring?

There is no need to buy any special clothing as a swimming costume and shorts and a t-shirt are fine, but a tri suit may be a good investment if you are doing all 3 races. No bare chests! You will need running shoes and socks. Other useful things include, goggles, a swim cap, a small towel for the transition area, and a bottle of water.

When do I need to arrive?

Registration opens at 6pm and closes at 6.45pm. The children race first in distance order and then the adults

You will be given (drawn on arm & leg) your race number, & be able to put your things in the transition area

Prior to each age group starting there will be a full race briefing

Will I be slow & how do I count how many lengths / laps I have done?

No one is too slow to compete in an aquathlon. We can’t all win and the idea is to take part, have fun & improve over the series. In the swim you will be grouped with people of a similar speed. Slower swimmers start 1st. However slow you are going, you won’t get in anyone’s way. We’ll do the length/lap counting for you.

What do I do in transition & can I help my child in transition?

Your time in transition is part of your race time so the idea is to get through as quickly as possible. However you are free to take as much time as you want and put on as many clothes as you need to feel comfortable. You may want to bring a small towel to stand on whilst you dress, you can also put talc in your trainers to help your feet slip in when wet especially if you’re not wearing socks. If you’re looking to save a few more seconds you may want to invest in a pair of elastic laces for your trainers.

Competitors under the age of 11 will be allowed a helper in transition if required.

How do I find out the results?

These will be emailed to you & posted on our Facebook page (please like ‘Helmsley Open Air Pool’ to see this) and website.