3rd SITHOC OPEN WATER 2022
@ Caracasbaai Beach, Curacao
3RD SITHOC OPEN WATER 2022
SITHOC SWIM TEAM EXTENDS A CORDIAL INVITATION TO YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
3RD SITHOC OPEN WATER 2022 TO BE HELD IN CURAÇAO ON OCTOBER 23RD, 2022.
Host: Sithoc Swim Team
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
Venue: Caracasbaai Beach Curaçao
07:00 Check in, marking and medical check for all 3k and 5k swimmers
08:00 Start 3k and 5k f/m
08:15 Check in and marking for 1k swimmers
09:30 Start 1k f/m
Timing: Electronic Timing will be used for 3k and 5k event; each athlete will have wrist
chips. The 1k event will be timed manually.
Age: Age of the swimmer on December 31, 2022 (The swimmer’s age group shall be
determined by the age of the swimmer as of midnight on 31st December 2022)
Format: 1k Swim: 10 & Over f/m (max. 40 swimmers)
3k Swim: 12 & Over f/m (max. 40 swimmers)
5k Swim: 14 & Over f/m (max. 20 swimmers)
Competition: The competition for distance 3k and 5k will be conducted in accordance with the
FINA Open Water Swimming 2017-2021 rules.
Awards: There will be medals for the first 3 swimmers in the following categories f/m
1k Swim: 10-11, 12 & over
3k Swim: 12-13, 14 -17, 18 & over
5k Swim: 14-17, 18 & over
Trophy for first 3 swimmers in 5k distance
Entries: Selection of the 100 swimmers for the 1k, 3k and 5k distances are based on first
come, first serve based at time of registration.
Entry deadline: October 20th, 2022 at 10 pm. No exceptions.
Registration is through: https://timing.c3.cw/Event/Register?id=37
On the day of the race it will NOT be possible to register.
Entry fee: F 25,00 per swimmer. For the swim teams participating, the amount must be
transferred, and a copy of a deposit must be submitted before the start of the
competition. Refund of starting money is not possible.
Bank Info: RBC Royal Bank
Sithoc Zwem Vereniging
8000 0000 1177 7024
Description: Name event and name participant or swim-team.
Entry fee can be paid by bank transfer and / or paid by cash on the day of the
race. A copy of a deposit must be submitted before the start of the competition.
Technical meet: Technical will be held for all participants on October 22, 2022 at 5:30pm at
SDK. At the meet the race format, registration and parkour will be explained.
Medical: There will be a mandatory medical examination the day of the race for the 3k
and 5k swimmers.
For the safety of the swimmers, fingernails and toenails must be clipped.
Officials will check fingernail length prior to the events. Non-conformation will
result in disqualification.
Waiver: Each athlete must complete the waiver and release form. For athletes younger
than age 18, his / her parent or guardian, must complete the form.
Protests: All protests against the referee’s decision must be submitted to the referee in
writing within 15 minutes after the event in question. It should be signed by the
representative and accompanied by Fl 25,00.
The fee is refundable if the protest is upheld.
Time Limit: For the 5k event, the time limit to be conducted in accordance with the FINA
Open Water Swimming 2017-2021 rules.
Officials: Fina Officials will be used in line with Fina Open Water Swimming 2017-2021
Chief referee: Seaver Betrain
Results: Will be posted on timing.c3.cw
Race Venue: The start and finish for all races will be at the same location in water. The course
will be marked by buoys indicating the start and turning points. The course will
have a distance of 1000 meters.
1k will swim the course 1 time
3k will swim the course 3 times
5k will swim the course 5 times