Athletes will begin on the east side of the beach and run across the beach to the west side. Athletes will then enter water and swim in the "lane" lifeguards create on their left and buoys/ropes on their right. Once athletes exit the water they will run up the beach, out the gate and into the transition area.
11-14 year olds have the option to complete the swim course of their choice. The open water course allow athletes to swim approximately 80 meters out toward the dam and then 120 meters back into the east side of the beach.