Length: 1 mile
The swim portion of this triathlon is in the Columbia River at Vantage. The starting point will be just north of the small marina in Vantage on the beach facing north. It will be a mass start. Swim north for approximately 1/3 mile, around a buoy, and continue south past the start, around the large fountain and into the boat launch. Bike racks will be set up approximately 100 feet from the boat launch. There is little to no current in this part of the river. The water temp is usually around 64 degrees. Wetsuits are highly recommended.
Time Limit: 50 minutes -- Any swimmers still in the water at this time will be removed by lifeguards and carried to the swim/bike transition area. Athletes who choose to continue on to complete the bike and run courses will not be official finishers eligible for awards.
Swim caps MUST be worn the entire time you are in the water.