Friday, June 6, 2008

Special Announcement regarding the swim

" Special Information regarding the Swim at the 2008 Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene
June 6, 2008
As many of you are already aware there has been great deal of speculation regarding the swim at this year’s event focusing on cold water temperatures. Due to a record snowpack in the Bitteroot Mountains, which is the source for Lake Coeur d’Alene, we anticipate that the water on race day will be colder than normally encountered. In order to ensure the safety of our athletes, NA Sports is going to make the following changes to the standard Ironman swim rules for this event only:
1. At temperatures below 60°F wetsuits are MANDATORY.
2. Neoprene booties (aqua sox, swim sox etc) will be allowed below 60 F°. ABSOLUTELY NO FINS.
3. We encourage athletes to consider a neoprene hood worn under the issued swim cap for additional warmth. NA Sports will continue to closely monitor the water conditions and always reserves the right to make changes as we deem appropriate with athlete safety the primary factor in our decisions."


Fe-lady said...

Is there an echo in here? (


Sorry - couldn't resist!

Wedgie said...

OMG! Sorry fe-lady! Do you see what the stress of this race is doing to me?! :)

SWTrigal said...

I'm sorry but how can the water temp be DROPPING?? I thought once a lake started warming up, it stayed that way!Geez I need to stop looking at the water temp everyday..