Digicel TriFest – Calling all juniors


The Digicel Bermuda Trifest kicks off this Sunday morning, April 9th, with the Junior age group races for those aged 7-15. The course offers a great opportunity for the kids to race in Hamilton and we think they will love the fast, traffic-free roads. So far we have had only a few sign ups for these Junior races so if you are thinking of entering your sons or daughters but haven’t yet signed them up, please do so now. This will give us a better idea of numbers to ensure that the correct safety arrangements are in place for the number of athletes competing.

On safety advice, there will not now be a lane-line in the water for the swim. This is because we are advised that the lane line may prove more of a hazard for the swimmers than a benefit. We have shortened the course for the younger swimmers so that they only have to swim 50m (7-10 yr olds) and 100m (11-12 yr olds) and would advise anyone who is concerned that their child cannot swim these distances comfortably (or 375m for the 13-15 yr olds) not to enter their child in the race. The water temperature will be taken one hour before the start when a final decision is made on the wearing of wet suits. The swim is very likely to be wet suit legal with a water temperature of 65-68F. Wet suits will not be compulsory but if your child has one, it would be advisable to wear it. A very limited number of spare wetsuits may be available for children to borrow.

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday. Once again, please sign up and if you have any questions, contact Alec Shepherd, Age Group Race Director (alecshep@btopenworld.com).

Thank you.

The Trifest and Continental Cup Organising Committee

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