Rules and Safety Guide


Rules & Safety Guide

A. Wet suits fins, paddles snorkels, or floatation devices* are not permitted.

B. A team will have a maximum of 12 team members.

C. One swimmer of the team must be in the allocated team lane throughout the swim.

D. The duration, rotation and number of swims will be decided by each team so the intervals are allocated equally among the swimmer in the team.

E. Participants under 18 years are to be supervised by parent, legal guardian or coach at all times.

F. Guardians of participants under 18 years of age, who are not registered as part of a swim team, must provide written consent.

G. The order, duration and number of times a team member swims are at the discretion of the team but within each team all member shall be allowed equal swim time or distance.  The team captain shall provide, before the start, a schedule with the order, duration and names of the swimmers.

H. Volunteer observers or waterproof watches will be provided to assist with counting and certifying the number of laps subject to swimmers following simple instructions and procedures.


I. Each lane will be split and used by two teams and at least one observer per lane will be provided to monitor the exchange and record the number of laps. 

J. Only one team member can swim at a time and no warm-up, cool-down is allowed in the event designated lanes.  

K. Good sportsman-like conduct will be demanded of all competitors. Any unsportsmanlike conduct will be grounds for instant disqualification.

L. Individual Swimmers wishing to swim for the entire 12 hours must be approved by organizers and should submit their competitive resume and swimming program for the last year leading to the swim. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to ensure sufficient support throughout the 12 hours. Swimmers who do not have adequate support or are deemed unsafely exhausted may be asked to leave the water by the lifeguard.

M. This swim practice is a strictly smoke, drug and alcohol free event.

N. It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure their health and safety to swim.

O. Qualified lifeguards will monitor the pool for the entire event.


*Use of floatation & training devices

The use of floatation or training devices is not permitted unless approved for people with intellectual disability or physical impairment.  A floatation device is defined (but not limited to): Kick boards / Swimming noodles / Pull buoys / Flippers/ Paddles