THE SWIM EVENT IS A 400 METER SNAKE SWIM FOR THE SPRINT OR A 200 METER SNAKE SWIM FOR THE SUPER SPRINT. AFTER COMPLETING 100 METERS IN THE EACH LANE GO UNDER THE LANE LINE TO ENTER THE NEXT LANE. DIVING IS NOT ALLOWED AT THE START. AT THE END OF SWIM YOU MAY EXIT AT THE END OF THE POOL OR USE THE GRAB RAILS AND STEPS AT THE FINISH END.
IF ALL COMPETITORS GAUGE THEIR SWIM TIME CORRECTLY AND LINE UP IN THE CORRECT ORDER THERE SHOULD BE LITTLE IF ANY OVERTAKING. IF A COMPETITOR TOUCHES YOUR FEET LET THAT SWIMMER PASS THEN CONTINUE TO SWIM. THE POOL IS A 4-LANE, 50-METER POOL. THE OUTER LANE LINES IN LANE 1 AND 4 WILL NOT BE USED. THIS WILL MAKE THOSE LANES WIDER THAN NORMAL AND SHOULD AID IN ANY PASSING THAT IS NECESSARY.
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR HELMET ON AND CHIN STRAP IN PLACE BEFORE YOU EXIT THE TRANSITION AREA AND APPROACH THE TIMING POINT. VOLUNTEERS WILL MONITOR THIS AND WILL DELAY YOU AT THE TIMING POINT.
AFTER EXITING THE TRANSITION AREA AND PASSING THE TIMING POINT YOU CAN ONLY MOUNT YOUR BIKE AT THE MOUNT/DISMOUNT LINE. WHEN RETURNING TO THE TRANSITION AREA DISMOUNT ONLY AT THE MOUNT/DISMOUNT LINE. IF YOU ARE A SUPER SPRINT PARTICIPANT, FOLLOW GUIDANCE ON TURNAROUND POINTS.
THE JEFFERSON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE AT KEY, BUT NOT ALL INTERSECTIONS. EVENT VOLUNTEERS WITH SAFETY VESTS AND FLAGS WILL BE AT ALL INTERSECTIONS AND DIRECTIONAL POINTS. FOLLOW THEIR DIRECTIONS ON THE COURSE. DIRECTIONAL ARROWS SHOULD BE FOUND PERIODICALLY ON THE COURSE. A COURSE MAP IS ENCLOSED. IF YOU COME UPON A COMPETITOR WITH A MECHANICAL ISSUE OR MEDICAL ISSUE, ADVISE THE NEXT VOLUNTEER OR JCPD OFFICER OF THE SITUATION.
More Detail: Follow Police Officer and Flagger directions/Instructions. From the transition area, go South on Grant St. to Hough St. Turn right, go one block to Lincoln St. Turn left onto Lincoln. Follow Lincoln south across High St. turning left onto E. McCarty. Continue East on East McCarty to Tomahawk/Algoa Road. Turn left onto Tomahawk then an immediate right onto Algoa Rd. Continue on Algoa Rd. to Militia. Turn right onto Militia. Continue on Militia to the end of the overpass (it dead ends) over Highway 50/63. Turnaround. There will be orange cone with flag. Retrace the route back to the pool to the point where E. McCarty meets E. High at the triangle in front of Warwick Village. Stay right onto E. High turning right onto Lincoln and then continuing on the route back to the parking lot (transition area).
EXIT THE TRANSITION AREA FOLLOWING THE "ROPED" CHUTE TO PAVED PARK PATHS. FOLLOW SIGNAGE AND VOLUNTEER DIRECTION. WATER STATIONS WILL BE 1/4 OF THE WAY AND AT THE HALFWAY - TURNAROUND-POINT. FOLLOW THE SAME PATH AND SIGNAGE WHEN RETURNING TO THE FINISH LINE. IF YOU ARE A SUPER SPRINT PARTICIPANT, FOLLOW GUIDANCE ON TURNAROUND POINTS.
More Detail: Follow signage and Flagger directions/instructions. From the transition area follow the chute Northeast along the Pool Equipment Building turning West in the chute. Leave the chute and merge onto paved park paths to the top of the hill. At the top of the hill turn left merging onto the city greenway. Continue West on the city greenway to Riverside/Riviera where there is a water station. At Riverside/Riviera merge onto East Capitol going downhill and to your right. Continue West to Lafayette St. (Corner of Walls of Historic State Prison). Turn right. Continue toward the front of the Old Missouri State Prison. There will be a water station there. Turnaround. Retrace your steps back to the Pool and finish line.