Rules and Regulations

  1. Swimmers must wear the designated swim caps provided by the HKASA during the race.
  2. Swimmer MUST present a valid Race Card issued by the HKASA at the Registration Counter. Swimmers who are unable to show the Race Card will not be allowed to race.
  3. Swimmers who are unable to show their electronic transponders, race cards, and their designated swim caps will not be allowed to race.
  4. All electronic transponders, race cards, and swim caps are non-transferable. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
  5. During the race, swimmers must wear swim caps provided by HKASA throughout the whole swimming period. Those fail to comply will be disqualified.
  6. Swimmers MUST swim inside the Race Course. Those outside the Race Course will be guided back to the course by canoes. Those fail to comply will be requested to leave the water and will be disqualified.
  7. If swimmers require assistance from a lifeguard whilst in the water, please raise a hand and call for help immediately.
  8. Swimmers MUST report to the Finishing Centre immediately after the race.
  9. To avoid overcrowding, swimmers should leave the pier as quickly as possible after landing.
  10. Any swimming activity in the harbour is prohibited after the Race.
  11. Swimmers must forfeit their right to participate in the Race and will be requested to leave water by officials if they were unable to:Reach the Turning Point within 30 minutes, OR Finish the race within 1 hour & 15 minutes after the start of each event. They should report to the Finishing Centre immediately after landing and their results will be recorded as “DNF” (Did Not Finish).
  12. No swimmer is permitted to use any device that may be an aid to their speed or endurance such as fins and paddles. Nails should be trimmed and not sharp.
  13. Remove watches and jewellery.
  14. The competitor must wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. Swimwear for both men and women shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor shall extend below the ankle. All Open Water swimsuits shall comply with the FINA Criteria for Materials and Approval Procedures – By Laws (BL 8).
  15. HKASA has its sole discretion to reject any entry.
  16. HKASA has the final decision over all matters not stipulated here in the rules.

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