SWIMMERS' DECLARATION AND RACE NUMBERS In order to process large numbers of swimmers at race day, the Handicapper Mr. Neil Murphy will be opening an online database at the http://www.howdidyouswim.com/ later on this month.
REGISTER WITH ONLINE DATABASE All swimmers who wish to compete in the 2017 Leinster Open Sea Races must register with this database. After registering, the database will issue each swimmer with a unique Race Number.
Numbers start from 200 onwards. This will be the swimmers Race Number for the entire 2017 season. Leinster Open Sea will issue wrist bands with swimmers' Race Number on them. Leinster Open Sea will require swimmers to wear these wrist bands as it will speed up collecting of results at the end of races.
BEFORE RACES When registering for swims, swimmers must quote their RACE Number. The race team will issue handicaps based on each swimmer's Race Number. No Race Number no entry into the race.
AT FINISH When swimmers exits the water, the race team will give each swimmer, a card with their Place Number on 1,2,3 etc.. This is exactly the same as we have done in previous years.
The race team will then record both swimmers' Place Number 1,2,3 etc and their Race Numbers. The only difference from last year is the race team will not be recording swimmers' names.
By recording a three character number, as opposed to a name, race teams will speed up the collection of results.
POINTS TO REMEMBER By completing the online database, each swimmer is also agreeing to the 2017 Leinster Open Sea Rules and Swimmer's Declaration.
No race number, no swim.
Please ensure to register early and to keep your registration number throughout the season.
Please ensure that members of your club who do not have access to the internet are signed up online.
SWIM IRELAND NUMBER Please start ensuring that you registration with Swim Ireland is up to date as you need a valid Swim Ireland competitor number or for overseas swimmers a FINA number.
If you are not a member of a club and do not have a Swim Ireland Competitor Number and you wish to sign up for the 2017 season please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you with this process of getting a valid Swim Ireland competitor number.
All Club swims in Carne must be accompanied by Rescue Board and Marine Band Radios.