MEDIA ADVISORY UPDATE: OPEN WATER SWIMMING RELAY BACK IN THE SCHEDULE. NEW STARTING TIME FOR THE 25KM EVENT ON SATURDAY
After today’s meeting with team leaders, the LEN Technical Open Water Committee agreed to accommodate the teams’ request to not scratch the Team Relay event from the programme. Considering the possible challenges over the course which may require more time than usual from the swimmers to cover the 25km in the afternoon race, the starting time was moved back to 13.00 to ensure that all swimmers finish the race in proper daylight.
Consequently, the planned schedule is as follows:
Saturday, 20 August
10.00: 5km (M&W, parallel)
13.00: 25km (M&W, parallel)
Sunday, 21 August
10.00: 10km (M&W, parallel)
16.00: Team Event (4x1250m mixed relay)
Upon the recommendation of the LEN Medical Committee, the Technical Open Water Swimming Committee informed the teams that the swimmers entered both the 5km and 25km races must choose one of the events, they are not allowed to swim in both as these events are now held on the same day (because of the rescheduling).
Please note, that this programme is still subject to change in case of advert weather conditions. However, the current forecasts promise managable racing conditions for the weekend.