Swim Description: CANCELLED
Please Note the SWIM Leg is Cancelled due to unsafe water conditions.
The event will be based out of a new location (Lincoln Shields Recreation Area) that is 1.5 miles west of the original start/T1. Click below to access the email sent to registered athletes. It features the new location, maps, timeframes, etc for the adjusted event.
Click above for the email sent out to athletes on 9/16/16
The Border Wars swim takes place in the Alton Bird Sanctuary in Missouri. It will be a 1.2 Mile narrow diamond shaped swim going clockwise through the course. We will have the course marked with large “tomato” buoys on each turn (two red buoys 20 yards apart on each end of course), and green site buoys along the way. Lifeguards will be in the water to provide all swim course safety along with assistance from local search/rescue teams. Take a look at the image, but rest assured-there is a beach for the start!
Swim Course Cutoff: The swim course cutoff will be 1 hour and 10 minutes after the last swimmer enters the water.
Race Director Video on BWT Swim Course: Click Here
Swim Start: 8:00 (every 90 seconds after)
Wave 1: Elites (M/F)
Wave 2-U39 M
Wave 3-40+ M, Clydesdale, Aquabike Male
Wave 4- All Female, All Teams, Athena, Aquabike Female
We will have a swim clock at the swim start/finish. Swim splits will stop and T1 time will start at the waters exit.
Water Quality Test Information:
This is a sanctioned race by USA Triathlon, and as required, all water is tested to meet or exceed common beach law standards. All tests are performed by the Environmental Laboratories, Inc to assure the water quality is where it needs to be for the event to safely take place. Just like any other body of open water-contamination can happen; however, we have been assured that there is no expected concerns in regards to the water quality.