Rules and Regulations

General

  • The Singapore Aquathlon 2017 is sanctioned by the Triathlon Association of Singapore (TAS) and is organised in accordance with the rules of ITU, ASTC and TAS.
  • The organisers reserve the right to amend the rules and regulations without prior notification.
  • The organisers reserve the right to amend the race course with prior notice to participants.
  • Completion of the race entry form is evidence of the participants’ agreement to abide by the relevant rules and regulations. These rules apply at the material time and to all and any ruling of the organiser, TAS and Sports Singapore.
  • Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organisers to ensure the participants’ safety, participants partake in this event at their own risk and the organisers shall not be liable for any bodily injuries, loss and/or damage to property, whether personal or otherwise, and howsoever arising.
  • Any disputes arising from the participation in the Singapore Aquathlon 2017 shall be referred to arbitration and to be conducted in Singapore under the law of the Singapore Courts.
  • At any point of time, in the event of inclement weather, force majeur or other hazardous conditions, the Organisers reserve the right to reschedule or cancel the race without any refund of registration fees.
  • On race day, in the event of inclement weather, force majeur or other hazardous conditions, the Organisers reserve the right to delay the commencement of the race, shorten the race or modify the course
  • Should the inclement weather or other hazardous conditions persist after the delay, the Organisers reserve the right to cancel the race without any refund of registration fees
  • The organisers reserve the right to use any photographs, motion picture, recordings, or any other record of this race and its participants for any commercial advertising including legitimate purpose.
  • The organisers reserve the right to limit and/or refuse entries without assigning any reason thereof.
  • Once the registration form has been duly processed, there will be no fee refund for those who fail to turn up for the race and/or withdraw from it.
  • Individual race entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the race. The organisers reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
  • The organisers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete or wrong entry details given by the participants.
  • On-the-spot entries will not be entertained.
  • Entry forms that are incomplete will not be entertained. A Race Confirmation Slip will be sent to registered email addresses after registration to confirm your race entry. Please inform the organisers if you do not receive the Race Confirmation Slip by the closing date stated on www.singaporeaquathlon.com
  • The race registration will only be confirmed when full payment of race registration fee has been made.
  • To ensure that your race details are correct, please check your particulars upon receipt of the Race Confirmation Slip and report the discrepancy from your intended registration within 48 hours after entry form has been submitted to the organisers. Any changes thereafter are subjected to an admin charge of S$20.00.
  • Upgrade or downgrade of a race entry is permitted until registration closing date. An admin fee of S$20 will apply per change. All participants should pick up their Race Kits that include a timing band, race bib, security bracelet and a swim cap, at the Aquathlon race kit collection. Please check the Aquathlon website www.singaporeaquathlon.com for the race kit collection dates and venue. Participants who do not collect their Race Kit at the Aquathlon race kit collection will not be allowed to race on race day (There will be no On-Site Registration or Race Kit Collection on race day). The details on the reverse side of your Race Bib must be filled in to enable us to contact your next-of-kin in case of emergency.
  • As the timing chip & band are loan items, all participants are responsible to return both the timing chip and band to the organisers immediately after the race. Timing chips must be returned by 1st July 2017. A S$40 payment applies for any loss &/or damage to the timing chip, ans S$10 for the chip strap. 
  • The timing chip is the sole means of race timing measurement. NO CHIP = NO TIMING = DNF (did not finish).
  • All participants in both the Individual and/or Relay category must ensure that their BlueChip Timing Band is securely strapped to their left ankle before beginning on any leg of the race. Participants not adhering to the rule of strapping the BlueChip Timing Band to their left ankle before the start of their race will be disqualified.
  • The Organisers will not be responsible for any inaccuracy in participant’s race timings due to improper wearing of the Timing Band.
  • As there will not be any race briefing scheduled for the event, all participants are required to download the E-Briefing notes from singaporeaquathlon.com. This website contains essential race information and guidelines for the event.
  • A participant who wishes to protest against another competitor or notify a violation must do so in writing to the organisers within 30 minutes of his or her finish time. All protests must be made in accordance with the existing ITU Rules. A deposit of S$80 or US$50 or equivalent must accompany the appropriate protest and will be refunded if the protest is successful.
  • The Transition Area will be opened at least an hour before the commencement of the race and participants shall place their essential race items at the designated location marked by their race numbers in the Transition Area. The essential race items are to be arranged according to the allocated race numbers. All participants shall be ready and assembled at the Swim Start Holding Area 15 minutes prior to the Swim.
  • A grace period of 15 minutes after the commencement of the race will be given for latecomers. Anyone who reports later than this grace period will not be allowed to participate in the race. Latecomers should be aware that their timings would have commenced when the race begins.
  • Participants racing the Kids categories must be between 8-11 years old on 31 Dec 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Youth categories must be between 12-15 years old on 31 Dec 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Junior category must be between 16-19 years old on 31 Dec 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Sprint categories must be 20 years old and above on 31 Dec 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participants racing in the Standard distance categories must be 18 years old and above on 31 Dec 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Participant racing in the Mini dustance categories must be 16 years old and above on 31 Dec 2017 to compete in the race.
  • Changes to team relay members are permitted until registration closing date. A penalty fee of S$20 will apply per change of person.
  • All participants in relay teams are responsible for passing their BlueChip Timing Band to their teammates at designated areas after completing their respective legs. Passing of BlueChip Timing Band outside of the designated area would result in immediate disqualification. In other words, the swimmer will have to hand over the Timing Band to the runner at the designated area.
  • You must have a valid Triathlon Association of Singapore (TAS) membership as of race date to participate in this event (either annual or one-day). The One Day Membership fee is already included in the registration fee.

Swim Test

  • The swim trial is compulsory for all participants who are first timer swimmers in the open water competition. For relay team, it is only applicable to swimmers who are swimming for the first time in open water competition.
  • The swim trial includes one pool session and one Open Water Swim Clinic. The participants have to pass the Pool Session before they are allowed to take the Open Water Swim Clinic.
  • An admin fee will be charged to applicable participants at S$10 for each Pool Session and S$20 for each Open Water Swim Clinic. The admin fee is strictly non-refundable.
  • The participants have to pass one Pool Trial & one complete Open Water Swim Clinic to be qualified for the race entry to Singapore Aquathlon 2017 – National Championship.
  • There are 4 Pool Sessions and 3 Open Water Swim Clinics scheduled for your choice. If the participant fails at the first attempt, he or she is still allowed to book for another trial session from the swim trial schedule.
  • The participants have to complete the Swim Trial in Pool Session according to the criteria:
  • Upon passing of the Pool Session, the participants have to attend one Open Water Swim clinic by swimming the full distance of the respective categories.
  • The participants who fail the Swim Trial in the end, the registration will be rejected and the race entry fee will be refunded.
    1. Kids categories: Swimming distance within 5 minutes;
    2. Youth categories: Swimming distance within 10 minutes;
    3. Junior category: Swimming distance within 40 minutes;
    4. Sprint categories: Swimming distance within 40 minutes.
    5. Standard categories: Swimming distance within 60 minutes.
  1. Kids categories: 200m
  2. Youth categories: 400m
  3. Junior category: 750m
  4. Sprint categories: 750m
  5. Standard categories: 1500m

Swimming

  • Swimsuits must be worn
  • All swimmers must wear the swim caps provided by the organisers
  • Swim goggles may be worn
  • Fins, paddles, pool buoys, snorkels or any other swimming aids are not allowed
  • Wet suits are not allowed
  • Support crews are not allowed
  • No persons other than the participants and officials are permitted in the swimming area
  • Swimmers in difficulty shall signal to the escorting boats or canoes for assistance
  • For the Standard Distance Events (used to be called Olympic Distance), the swimming course will be closed 75 minutes after the start of the Race. Contestants still in the water after this will not be allowed to continue the race
  • All warming-up for the swim must be conducted within the designated area

Running

  • Runners must wear their race numbers at the front of their adorned apparel at all times during the run
  • Support vehicles or pacers are not allowed
  • Runners must run on the designated path for the entire route. Failure to do so may result in disqualification
  • No Running with bare torso
  • Wearing headphones is not allowed at all times

Inclement Weather

  • In the event of inclement weather, the organisers reserve the right to delay the commencement of the race
  • Should the inclement weather persist after delay, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the race without any refund of registration fees

Medical Advisory

  • The sport of Aquathlon is physically demanding. If you are not sure of your physical health, please seek the advice of a medical professional before you register for the race
  • Participants are advised against the consumption of alcohol or stimulants or any kind of drugs within 24 hours of their race
  • Participants are to ensure that they are well-rested and well-hydrated on day of race
  • Participants are advised to dress lightly
  • Should any participant feel unwell in the course of race, he or she should stop and seek immediate medical attention at designated medical posts

The organisers reserve the right to remove any participant deemed physically incapable (i.e. severe physical harm) of continuing the race.