Event: Chennai Swimathon
Date: Mar 4, 2017
Objective: non-profit event to promote an active lifestyle through sports
Associated cause: Restoration of Chennai's lost green cover by CTC's Ainthinai
Venue: Open waters (150m), NO ropes, Chennai outskirts
Entry criteria: swim timing
Swimming will take place in an open water quarry (150m laps).
Participants should be familiar with open water swimming and meet below entry criteria/timings for each respective category:
|Novice||1K||50min||1.2K / hour|
|Basic||1K||45min||1.3K / hour|
|Intermediate||2K||1:20 hours||1.5K / hour|
|Advanced||4K||2:5 hours||1.6K / hour|
Swimming laps are tracked by volunteers. Participants will be removed from water after below cut-off timings/pace:
|Category||Distance||Reporting||Start||Cut off Men||Pace Men||Cut off Women||Pace Women|
|Basic||5K||5:00 AM||5:30 AM||3 hours||1.6K / hour||3:45 hours||1.3K / hour|
|Intermediate||10K||5:00 AM||5:30 AM||6.5 hours||1.5K / hour||7.5 hours||1.3K / hour|
|Advanced||15K||5:00 AM||5:30 AM||10.5 hours||1.4K / hour||11.5 hours||1.3K / hour|
|Novice||3K||2:30 PM||3:00 PM||2.5 hours||1.2K / hour||3 hours||1K / hour|
Aid station will provide water, fruits, salt
Freshly made sandwiches
Finisher Medal will be given only to those who finish within the above cut-off timings.
No rankings/podiums will be published (focus is on completion).
Participation shirt - optional (350Rs, Kalenji brand with CTC Swimathon Logo)
"Due to recent cyclone Vardah, Chennai has lost significant part of its green cover. Ainthinai, CTC's green wing, is actively working with Forest Department and other NGOs in greening the city through tree plantations and maintenance drives throughout the year. Our volunteers planted 7000+ trees in the last 4 years in and around the city. We need your support to cover related expenses tools for planting, manure for saplings, including tree guards, irrigation, transportation, etc. Your help will go a long way in supporting the ongoing green momentum to make our city a greener and more beautiful place to live in.
Other CTC events
Chennai Triathlon - July
Javadhu Hills Ultra - Aug
Annual Green Day - Aug
Chennai Trail Marathon - Sep
Chennai Iron Triathlon - Dec