The 23rd Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swims  

Sunday October 13th 2013  

10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K, 0.8K

  Presented by:  Aqua Moon Adventures, Dolphin Swim Team of Bermuda, 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. For more information on Bermuda see Bermuda Tourism IN THE NEWS: NEW YORK, October 17, 2006 – Bermuda has been voted the Best Island in the Caribbean/Atlantic region by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

  Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 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 rooms is limited and this is a popular resort this time of year so please reserve ASAP. To receive this rate mention that you are with the: Round the Sound Swim Group Room Lot. This special rate requires two (2) nights deposit at the time of reservation. The deposit is refundable up until 14 days before arrival date. Check with the Grotto Bay Beach Resort for complete details.  

Phone: 1-800-582-3190  Website: http://www.grottobay.com/ 

 Complimentary group transportation to the swim event will be provided to those swimmers staying at Grotto Bay.

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 TO ENTER:  CLICK HERE  

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  ALL off island participants MUST register with Aqua Moon Adventures. Residents of Bermuda will register locally, check with Dolphin Swim Team for information as your entries will be handled by them. 

 QUESTIONS:  All event questions should be directed to the Producer & Overseas Event Director: 

 Randy Nutt

Aqua Moon Adventures

2615 NW 99 Ave

Coral Springs, Florida

33065

USA 

Email:     Info at RandyNutt dot com

Distances offered: 10K 7.25K 4K 2K and 0.8K

Categories:

Junior 12 and under

Teen 13-19 years

Open 20-39 years

Masters 40 -59 years

Senior 60+ years

 

The Grey Sharks

  

 TIMELINE 

(NOTE: Timeline is an estimate and subject to change -updates will be posted here or in the front lobby of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort) 

 Friday October 11, 2013

8:30 AM Sunrise Yoga & swimmers stretching on the Grotto Beach.

10:00 AM Meet at front of Grotto Bay for transportation to group swim (optional).  

Saturday October 12, 2013  

8:30 AM Sunrise Yoga & swimmers stretching on the Grotto Beach.

10:00 AM Meet at front of Grotto Bay for transportation to group swim (optional).

3:30 PM MANDATORY pre-event briefing at Palmetto Gardens (former site of the old Palmetto Hotel) located on Harrington Sound. This is the location of the event finish. Event t-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed and the event course, timeline, rules, and questions will be answered at this meeting. After this meeting and weather permitting we have tentative plans to take a boat tour of the course.

7:00 PM Pasta loading dinner at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort (headquarters hotel)   

Sunday October 13, 2013

(Reminder Timeline is an estimate only – the official Timeline will be discussed at the mandatory pre-race meeting and/or posted in the lobby of the headquarters hotel – The Grotto Bay Beach Resort) 

8:00 AM       Check in begins at the front lobby of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

                           Bus transportation will be provided to the race start

   per the schedule below. Please check in a minimum of

                           45 minutes before your bus is scheduled to depart Grotto Bay.

10:00 AM    Events begin in a staggered fashion per schedule below.

2:30 PM      (approximately) Awards ceremony at beach/finish dock.

3:30 PM     (approximately) Bus transportation provided back to Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

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                                   Aquarium                              10:00 AM

 

7.25K            9:45 AM                                  Radnor Estate Rd.*              10:45 AM       (*NOT Radnor Rd.)

4K                 10:45 AM                                Shark Hole                             11:45 AM

2K                 11:15 AM*                              Turtle Island                           12:15 PM

.8K                11:15 AM*                               Harrington Sound School    12:45 PM

*Spectators on last bus will be dropped of at the finish line.

  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. 

 *If you decide to change the distance category you have entered you must do so by October 1, 2013 with the event director Randy Nutt.  

* Water stops are provided along the course.  

*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 race 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. Weather permitting we will offer the swimmers a boat tour of the race course at this meeting.

 Q: Are wetsuits allowed?

A: No. The water temperature has averaged 78 degrees the past several years in Bermuda in October.

 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 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.

  For additional information about Bermuda click:  BERMUDA TOURISM

 Sponsors:

SwimPaddles.com: Technical Training Equipment for Swimmers and Triathletes

Bermuda ’s Department of Tourism

Fantasea Diving

The Bermuda Regiment

BGA Ltd Bermuda Import and Export CO.

Royal Imports

A.C.Brewer Ltd

The Marketplace Ltd

J&J Produce

Conyers Imports

Lindo’s Family Foods

Butterfield & Vallis Ltd

Dunkley’s Diary

John Barritt & Sons Ltd

Goslings Black Seal Rum

The Swizzle Inn

 

 The Jersey Gals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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