Athletes will be treated with water temperatures in the high 70’s and if lucky, can find themselves swimming with some playful dolphins. The swim will be based at Sharky’s on the Pier and will be a clockwise single loop swim around the pier. Spectators will have great views of the entire swim course from the 700 foot pier.
“The City of Venice and Sarasota County are very excited to have Rev3 and its participants come to our beautiful destination. We offer white sand beaches, top rated dining options and a variety of attractions that the participants and their supporters will truly enjoy. We realize the positive economic impact this event will have on our community and we will do everything it takes to host a successful event.”
- Jason Puckett – Sarasota Sports Commission
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Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.
Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council.
The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite/pros at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater.
Effective January 1, 2013, any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than
5 millimeters shall be disqualified.