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Randy Nutt, USMS Level 4 Swim Coach and the “2008 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year” is available to coach you.  For information and programs please contact Randy at info@randynutt.com
  

28th Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swim
Sunday October 7, 2018
10K, 4K, 2K, 0.8K


Presented by:  Aqua Moon Adventures, Bermuda Open Water Swimmers (B.O.W.S.) and the Bermuda Department of Tourism. An overseas territory of the UK Bermuda boasts 75 miles of dramatic coastline. Rich in history it lies in an astoundingly beautiful stretch of the Atlantic a mere 650 miles east of North Carolina. Flights from New York and other eastern US cities reach Bermuda’s shores in less than two hours. The open water swimming events take place in beautiful Harrington Sound. Bermuda’s water temperature in October averages 78.

Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $350,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda.

Come for the swim – and enjoy all Bermuda has to offer:
- horseback riding on the beaches
- diving the shipwrecks for treasure
- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs
- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in
- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn
- world class shopping & restaurants
- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)
- the post-race karaoke and social
- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort
- enjoy another Rum Swizzle

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL - The Grotto Bay Beach Resort:
We are pleased to announce that the Grotto Bay Beach Resort will be the official event resort. Grotto Bay has offered a discounted event rate for those coming to the Round the Sound Swim. The number of discounted rooms is limited - please reserve ASAP. To receive this special rate mention that you are with the: Round the Sound Swim Group.

If calling from the United States or Canada call toll free 1.855.447.6886, all other destinations  1.441.293.8333. Ask for extension 1906 or 1960.

Grotto Bay Website: Click Here

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Complimentary group transportation to the swim event and other optional group swims will be provided to those swimmers staying at Grotto Bay.  Grotto Bay is a short five minute taxi ride from The Bermuda International Airport.

ALL off island participants must register with Aqua Moon Adventures HERE


TO ENTER CLICK HERE

 

QUESTIONS: 
All event questions should be directed to the Producer & Overseas Event Director:
Randy Nutt
Aqua Moon Adventures
1020 Elmwood Street #2
Orlando, Florida 32801
USA
Email:     Info at randynutt dot com

Distances offered:  10K   4K   2K  0.8K
























NOTE - The map's 7.25K  race start location has slightly changed for 2017's swim. It will now be an 8K.  Other starting locations may change slightly keeping the distances the same.




Categories:
Junior 12 and under
Teen 13-19 years
Open 20-39 years
Masters 40 -59 years
Senior 60+ years

TIMELINE:

NOTE: Timeline is an estimate and subject to change. Further details will be posted when available.
  
Thursday October 4,  2018 
 
10:00 AM
Swimmers meet on The Grotto Bay beach for an informal social group swim
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 “Welcome to Bermuda” complimentary Rum Swizzle and hors d’oeuvres – on the front patio of Grotto Bay
 
Friday October 5, 2018 
 
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM 
Optional sunrise stretching & yoga - bring a towel and gather on the beach at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort  
 
9:50 AM - 12:00 Noon 
Optional group swim (location TBD) Meet outside the front lobby of The Grotto Bay Beach Resort for round trip bus transportation - depending on location, drinks and snacks may be available so bring cash if you like
 
 
Saturday October 6,  2018
 
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM 
Optional sunrise stretching & yoga - bring a towel and gather on the beach at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort 
 
AM Mandatory Pre Event Briefing at Grotto Bay.  Event t-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed. The event course, timeline, rules and questions will be answered at this meeting.  For the 2018 swim we hope to hold this meeting in the morning so that everyone can enjoy more free time exploring Bermuda during the day - or participate in a set of fun swims off Grotto Bay's Beach including a 400 meter sprint. Details will be posted when available.

  
7:00 PM
Pasta Dinner at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort (Headquarters Hotel)
  
 
Race Day Schedule  - Sunday October 7, 2018  
 
Bus transportation will be provided to the race start from the front of The Grotto Bay Beach Resort per the schedule below. Please be in the lobby/front area of Grotto Bay and ready to board at least 15 minutes before your bus is scheduled to depart.
 
10:00 AM    Events begin in a staggered fashion per the schedule below.
 
2:30 PM      (approximately) Awards ceremony at beach/finish area
 
3:30 PM     (approximately) Bus transportation provided back to Grotto Bay                 
 
Evening Social:  A post race tradition! We will gather at THE SWIZZLE INN next to Grotto Bay. The time will be announced at the awards ceremony.                          
  
 
Event  Bus pick-up/departs Grotto Bay   Race Start Location  Race Start Time
 
10K              8:45 AM                    Palmetto Gardens                  10:00 AM
 
8K                9:45 AM                     Turtle Island                               10:45 AM
 
4K               10:45 AM                   Trinity Church                          11:45 AM
 
2K              11:15 AM*                  Radnor Estate Rd*                   12:15 PM     
                                                             (NOT Radnor Rd)
 
.8K             11:15 AM*                  Aquarium                                    12:45 PM
 
 
*The last bus will drop swimmers at the 2K start, then continue to the Aquarium to drop swimmers for the 0.8K and any spectators.
 
  
 Additional Important information:

*For travel to Bermuda, you must have a current/valid passport. It is your responsibility to meet all entrance and departure requirements. Please check with the airlines and your government for additional requirements.

*It is your responsibility to attend the mandatory pre-race check in and all scheduled meetings as important event information and potential changes will be discussed.

*Due to the nature and complexity of this event no refunds will be given for any reason including event cancellation. The race director(s) reserve the right to modify any and all information relating to this event at any time. As a condition of participation in this event all participants will be required to sign a Waiver/Release of Liability and also an event authorization form at the mandatory check in.

Bermuda Round the Sound FAQ’s:

Q: Do I need a support boat?
A: No. safety craft are monitoring the course.

Q: Are there water stops along the swim course?
A: Yes, there are several water stops along the course.

Q: How will I navigate during the swim?
A: The course will be marked. In addition you will receive information on the course during the pre-race meeting.

Q: Are wetsuits allowed?
A: No. The water temperature has averaged 78 degrees the past several years in Bermuda in October.

Q: What about the weather?
A: In twenty seven years we have cancelled the event one time because of a hurricane on the day of the event.  

Q Do I need to rent a car while in Bermuda?
A: Cars are not available to rent in Bermuda. The two best options for travel while on island are by bus or taxi. The bus system is wonderful, clean, and on time! You can purchase transportation passes for the days in your stay directly from your hotel. Another option is moped/scooter rental. Transportation is provided for the participants from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort to the group swims Friday and Saturday morning, the pre-race meeting, and to the event on Sunday.

Q: Are there socials planned?
A: This is an Aqua Moon Adventures event which means while on island it is one big social. Sunday evening after the event we will socialize at the Swizzle Inn which is next door to the headquarters hotel: The Grotto Bay Beach Resort.



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