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* This race starts out with a 1,350 yard swim - which is unusual for a sprint distance triathlon.
* The reason the swim is longer than the normal sprint distance swim is because the swim is a point-to-point swim that always takes place with an incoming tide.
* Check out the swim times from previous years - the swim actually seems more like 750 yards- 1,000 yards depending on how fast the current is moving.
* It is important to note that while this swim takes place in salt water - this is not an ocean swim.
* The swim takes place in a channel system between Wrightsville Beach and the mainland.
* Numerous busses are used to transport participants from the transition area (and swim finish location) to the swim start location at the Blockade Runner hotel.
* This is another race that becomes a race day decision for wetsuits - as the water temperature at this time of the year along the southern North Carolina coast is always around 78 degrees. We will post a water temperature on the website on Thursday night of race week.