Bridge2Bridge Swim

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Mitchell River, Bairnsdale

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Come and join us on the Mitchell River at Bairnsdale for the return of this classic swim event, the 2.5km swim from Lind Bridge finishing at the Rail Bridge at Howitt Park. 

There is also a 250m Dash on offer, which will take place at Howitt Park from the rowing club jetty.

The event hub for registration, finish area and post-event presentation will be at Howitt Park.  A BBQ will be on offer provided by, and in support of, the Bairnsdale Rowing Club. 

Courses

 

 
Minimum Age1

Swim distance

Start time
Entry Fees
Entry2 ODL3
250m Dash  10+ 250m 10:00am $10 +$2
Bridge2Bridge  Solo 17+ 2.5km 10:30am $15 +$10
Team 13+ 600m / 1km / 900m $20
  1. Age is at 31.12.2019
  2. Entry fee includes fruit on completion of your race.
  3. Participants without Triathlon Australia (TA) Membership that includes race insurance - add One Day Licence (ODL) to cover insurance. For teams one ODL applies if any team member is not a TA member with race insurance.

Race Rules

  • This event is conducted under the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules. Please familiarise yourself with them prior to race day. 
  • Wetsuits – swimmers may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is below 24.5°C. Wetsuits are mandatory if the water temperature is below 15°C. Water temperature will be measured by the Race Director on the morning of the event and participants notified at the race briefing. Given the time of year, we expect that the water temperature will be between 19°C and 22°C.
  • In the interests of life preservation, Swimmers will be notified by safety officials of the event, that if they are not  progressing adequately and have the potential to cause injury to  themselves or compromise the safety of others, they will be removed from the water  or the event.

How to Enter

Enter this event online now.  Online registration closes at 7pm on Friday 20 December 2019.

REGISTER NOW

 

Course Description

Bridge2Bridge Swim

Swim map

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Team information

3 people form a relay team, with the first swimming 600m to the "Dog Hole", then tagging the second team member to swim 1km to the Port of Bairnsdale, then the third team member swimming 900m to the finish line. Relay team members will swim on the right had side of the course.  The change over will take place in the water.

250m Dash

Swim map

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250m Dash information

This swim heads north from the rowing club jetty past the rail bridge to the highway bridge. Turn around, keeping the highway bridge support columns on your left shoulder. Proceed back to the rowing club jetty, keeping to the right hand side of the river to avoid oncoming swimmers.

Event Schedule

9:00 am

Registration Opens at Howitt Park

Check-in, get numbered and collect your swim cap prior to your event briefing.

9:45am Race Briefing
10:00 am 250m Dash race start at Howitt Park
10:15am Bridge2Bridge swimmers shuttled to start line at Lind Bridge and team members to change over locations at Dog Hole and Port of Bairnsdale.
10:30 am Bridge2Bridge race start at Lind Bridge
12:00 pm Presentation & BBQ

 

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