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Information in English.

The Course
The race start will be at KAPPELHAMN, on the Hallands väderö at 10 o'clock.
Leaving with the boat from Torekov at 09:30am.
The Finish line will be at “Morgon bryggan “ in Torekov.
Torekov Church will be your guideline that you will look for and swim towards.
The course will take you pass Vinga skär (a bird reservation island) after around 1000m., there you will have a chance to have ground under your feets.
Total race distance is ca 3000m
The course will only be marked with a small number of buoys.
You are asked to keep in line of the buoys and swim to the right of them. This is enabling the rescue boats to oversee the swimmers. 

Start groups
There will be three start groups, consisting of 50 swimmers per group.
On registering, state the approximate time it will take you to swim 3000m. Fastest swimmers will start first.

Age limit
The race is open to all ages.
Participation is at your own risk, parents are responsible for their children.

Before start
On the day you will collect your start envelope at:
“Torekov turistbyrå” Hamnplanen 2, 269 77 Torekov
Inside you will find your swimming cap, timing chip, and your tag for your bag.
Collection can be made from Friday prior to the race during opening hours 11am - 4pm until Sunday morning at the LATEST 09.00 am.

Swimming cap
Your swimming "Torekov Open Water" cap is your proof registration.
You are required to wear the Torekov Open Water cap during the race.
If you have your own swimming cap, you are required to wear the Torekov Open Water above it.
If you withdraw from the course for any reason you are required to surrender your Torekov Open Water cap along with the chip immediately to the crew/officials!

Tag for your bag
You will find a sticker tag in your race envelope. Attach it to your bag!
Your bag you can leave either in Torekov or you may bring it with you on the boat that will take you over to the Väderön. 
The bag will be at the finish line at the completion of the race.
Note that Torekov Open Water not responsible for valuables in the bag.

All participants are insured.

Timing chips will be used during the event and the result will be published on the website at the completion of the race.

Finish line
Finish line is on Morgon brygga, ensure you cross the finish mats to register your time.
Finish line closes at 12.00 pm. For safety those whom have not completed the race by this time will be assisted to shore.
In the after race area snacks will be a provided.
All the restaurants in the harbor area will have special offers on the day.

Course Safety
Safety is responsible of participants.
You must be capable of swimming 3000m, taking into account for weather and tidal conditions that will occur on the 28/8
The course will be manned by rescue personnel and boats
In Torekov a heated tent will be available if the weather is cold.
You must wear your Torekov Open Water cap throughout the race, if you withdraw or retire from the race, you must immediately notify the crew.
Don’t hesitate to contact any of our crew for assistance or questions on the day. They will help you with anything from cramps to zipping up your wetsuit.
We recommend all inexperienced open water swimmers to swim with a "SaferSwimmer",
and it is recommended that you swim with a swimmer that has more experience than you.
Participants are at all times during the event responsible for their own safety.
Rescue and recovery craft including Sea Rescue, Speedcats, private boats, Stand Up Paddleboards and kayaks will be on the course if you require assistance.

Medical treatment
There will be medical staff in location of Torekov harbor

Changing rooms
There are no changing rooms in Torekov harbor. We recommend that you change to your swimming clothes before you enter the boat to the Väderön, and wear an overall over it on the boat ride.
Warm up properly and stay warm before you step in the water!

There are 6 toilettes in Torekov harbor. There are none on the island.

Prizes and Awards ceremony
The will be a prize ceremony for the first three places in both the female and male classes.
There will also be giveaways to participants in the Torekov Open water open class.
The award ceremony is scheduled for approximately 12:00pm.
We are proud to have Mr Leif Gellberg conducting the prize ceremony.
Mr Leif Gellberg is 82 years old and has an impressive track of record during his career as a swimmer.

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