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Poseidon Swim Challenge Poseidon

Sunday July 13th 2014

Location: White River State Park Canal: 801 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46222

Capped at 300 swimmers / race so be sure to sign up quick!

Date2k Open Water800 meter 13 & under
Through June 30th$45$25
Through July 8th$50$30
Through Race Day*$55$35

*If you sign up after July 8th you may not receive a t-shirt. T-shirts will be included until we run out.

Packet Pick-up, race day registration, body marking, and chip pick-up will be located at White River State Park from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. near the finish line at the canal.

The Poseidon Swim Challenge offers the coolest and most unique venue imaginable. Not only do you get to swim through Downtown Indianapolis but where else can spectators follow alongside their athletes and cheer them along in an open water classified race? The Poseidon Swim Challenge will be an athlete and spectator favorite!

Schedule of Events:
6:30-8:30 a.m.Packet Pick-up and Registration
8:30 a.m.15 Minute Warm up near the Start Line (Headwaters near W 11th St.)
8:45 a.m.Pre Race Meeting with Race Director at the Headwaters
9:00 a.m.Start Elite Wave
9:05 a.m.Start General Waves (50/wave starting every 5 minutes)
11:00 a.m.Start 2k Awards
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.2nd Packet Pick-up and Registration (Youth 800 meters)
12:00 p.m.15 minute warm up for 800 meters near start line (Marked with cones)
12:15 p.m.Pre Race Meeting with Race Director at the Start Line
12:30 p.m.Start of Youth Waves (50/wave starting every 5 minutes)
1:30 p.m.Start 800 meter swim awards

Awards will be given 3 deep per age group as well as to the top 3 overall finishers.

Your wave will be dependent on your swim time. The faster swimmers will be in the first waves and slower swimmers in the later waves. The following cap colors will indicate your wave for the 2k and 800 meter swim.

Red - Elite
Green - 1st Wave
Yellow - 2nd Wave
Blue - 3rd Wave
Pink - 4th Wave
Orange - 5th Wave
White - 6th Wave

2k Course

2k course

800 Meter Course

800 meter course

Equipment: Wetsuits will not be allowed. The water temperature is expected to be approximately 80 degrees. All swimmers will be provided with a latex swim cap that must be worn and indicates your start wave. If you are allergic to latex we suggest that you wear a silicone cap underneath your race cap.

Safety: There will be lifeguards and medical personal spread out throughout the course. If you are in need of assistance please raise your arms in the air and call out for a lifeguard. Another great aspect of the Poseidon Swim Challenge is that is does take place in a canal. Taller competitors will be able to touch the bottom at most parts of the canal and a canal ledge will never be further than 30 feet from you if you must pull out of the race. If you are pulled from the water or remove yourself from the water you will not be allowed to finish the race. You can hold on to the ledge if you must catch your breath but if you leave the water you are finished with your race.

Parking: We suggest that you park in the White River State Park Garage located in White River State Park: 801 W Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204. Another close location you could take advantage of is the Central Park Garage which is located 2 blocks East of White River State Park: 301 North Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46204.

White River State Park Canal
7/13/2014 9:00 am

Registration is available race day!

Transfer/Refund Policy: No refunds will be given unless the event must be canceled. In the case that the event is canceled you will receive back your participant fee. Transfers for extreme circumstances are not promised but will be considered at the sole discretion of the Race Director with written notice up until the final week before the race. Transfers will only be given for another 2014 event at equal or lesser value.