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Cork Rebel Swim FAQ's

  1. Is the event for Competitive Swimmer Only?
  2. What age do I have to be to take part in the Event?
  3. Why would I take part in this event?
  4. How many lengths are involved in the swim?
  5. Can I stop and take breaks during the swim?
  6. Will Lane Etiquette be in place?
  7. What Strokes can I swim?
  8. What do I bring to the event or training programme?
  9. How much does it cost to take part in the event?
  10. What does it cost to take in the 8 Week training Programme?

  1. Is the event for Competitive Swimmer Only?

    The event is for anyone who can swim at least 1 length of a 25m pool during a session. The event is not for beginners who require lessons.

  2. What age do I have to be to take part in the Event?

    For this year the event is open to those 13 years and over.

  3. Why would I take part in this event?

    Participants will gained the skill and ability to use the activity as part of a balanced lifestyle and to complete personal goals like the Rebel Swim and other events such as swim for a mile.

  4. How many lengths are involved in the swim?

    500M
    25M Pool - 20 Lengths

    1KM
    25M Pool - 40 Lengths

  5. Can I stop and take breaks during the swim?

    Yes, you will be allowed to stop and take breaks throughout the swim but at the wall only. Swimmers will not be permitted to stop mid pool or along the ropes. The clock will continue to run during any breaks.

  6. Will Lane Etiquette be in place?

    Yes; Lane Etiquette is outlined in the programme documentation and participants should be familiar with it throughout the programme and in the events.

  7. What Strokes can I swim?

    You can vary your stroke between frontcrawl and breaststroke throughout the swim, at the start of each length. For health and safety reasons, backstroke or butterfly are NOT allowed

  8. What do I bring to the event or training programme?

    You will need to bring your usual swim wear which you will be comfortable to complete the challenge in. You will also need to bring a water bottle to be sure you are kept hydrated during your swim. We will provide each participant with a goodie-bag which will contain a specially designed hat for you to wear in the event.

  9. How much does it cost to take part in the event?

    The event cost €15 to take part in. There is an early bird option of €10 for those who register before the October 13th.

  10. What does it cost to take in the 8 Week training Programme?

    The cost for the 8 week programme is €70 which also includes event entry.

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