Swim Routes are Current Dependent!
At Waterways Ireland triAthlone, we are really lucky to have the majestic River Shannon as the centre point of our event. On the rare occasion, the River Current can speed up due to heavy, consistent rainfall in the weeks before the event. Keep posted to the website and Facebook for updates coming closer to the event.
In the event of a fast River Current, we will have a Plan B – downstream only swim for all events. The Race Director will make this decision together with Triathlon Ireland Technical Officials and the Swim Safety Team. Any change will be announced on the event website and in the Race Briefing.
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW SWIM EXIT POINT FOR 2014!
See the below listed information for 2014:
- Sprint and Paratri participants with start at Athlone Boat Club, swim upstream to a turnaround, then downstream under the Athlone Town Bridge to Water Exit at the back of Athlone Town Castle.
- The SuperSprint event will start at Athlone Boat Club and do a 300m downstream swim under the Athlone Town Bridge to Water Exit at the back of Athlone Town Castle.
- All athletes will exit the River Shannon at the back of the Castle, run under the Athlone Town Bridge Arch, along the shoreline at Luan Gallery, up the ramp to Grace Road and into Transition.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW FOR A DETAILED MAP OF SWIM INFO on MapMyRide.com!
*** PLEASE NOTE SWIM IS SUBJECT TO TI INSPECTION ON RACE MORNING ***