Can I wear a wetsuit?  No.  Because the swim is such a short distance and the transition are must remain clean, we will not permit the use of wetsuits.  You may swim in an approved swim skin, but it must remain on for the entire race.

What happens if I miss count my laps during the swim? The lead swimmer will be given a bell signal with 50m to go along with an in-water visual signal.  Ultimately, it is your responsibility to count your laps.

Are caps provided?  Yes.  Swim caps will be provided, but will not be required.

Do I get my own lane to swim in?  Yes.  Each athlete will have their own lane to swim the entire distance required.

Can I do flip turns? Yes.  Flip turns are permitted.

Is this an in water start?  Yes- with the exception of the elite racing category all athletes will start in the water.

Are there starting blocks?  There will be no starting blocks, but Elite Development athletes may dive from the ledge of the pool.

What happens if I false start?  A false start will be grounds for a DQ. There is no “one false start rule.”

Will swim warm ups be allowed?  You will be given the opportunity to warm up after the heat before yours is out of the pool and between your start time. Typically this is about 5 minutes.

Is there a swim cut off?  Yes.  The swim cut off is 8 minutes and 30 seconds.

Can I walk the swim?  While we respect that some athletes may need to touch the bottom during their 250 meter swim, if you are walking the entire distance, the odds of making the 8:30 minute cut off will be very slim.

What happens if I don’t make the swim cut off?  You will be given another chance to race in Prelim B races on Sunday morning as well as a relay (if you choose) on Saturday evening.

How deep is the pool? The pool is 5 feet deep.

Is the pool chlorinated? Yes.  The pool is treated just as any indoor pool that you are used to swimming in.  The levels will be checked periodically throughout the day to make sure we are within recommended limits.


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REV3 Rush is a triathlon distance of 250-meter swim, 5-mile bike, and a 1.5-mile run. The swim is in a 25-meter pool constructed specifically for this event on the infield of the raceway. The bike is on the NASCAR track and allows for drafting or riding in a pack. The run circles the infield making the entire race incredibly spectator friendly. Each athlete can race a minimum of two races and a maximum of six races, with various races through the preliminary heats and relays. The fastest times will move on to a semi or final heat. Each athlete has the option of racing in a relay which is included in the athlete’s entry fee. The Elite Category finals will consist of an exciting swim/bike/run/swim/bike/run event. “When I started triathlons in 2001 I was fortunate enough to be able to compete in the super sprint series that was being run in Australia at the time, there was a steep learning curve but one that I am thankful for. The skill set you gain from the fast and furious sprint racing is invaluable, and I am excited that Rev3 is offering these same experiences for juniors as well as the pros.” ~ Mirinda Carfrae, 3x World Champion <read more>


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