July 29, 2018
8:15 a.m.

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
Manassas, VA 2011

350 meters - Run 3 miles


Relay Team:  
2 person teams with each person completing 1 leg of the aquathlon

all distances are approximate

Race Description Course Registration Instructions Volunteers


Swim:        400 meter swim in a 50 meter pool 

The race begins in the indoor pool with 50 meter lanes. Swimmers will be started one at a time, approximately every 5 seconds (time trial start).  You will sit and slide into the pool and may use steps to exit the pool.  Each will swim down the first lane, go under the lane line, swim back in the next lane, go under the next lane line, swim down the next lane, etc.  This is called a snake swim.

  • In our snake swim, every lane is only one direction, and so we do not allow flip turns. 
  • Passing is allowed. There is no particular protocol for passing; just go ahead.
  • You MUST swim to the wall, touch it, go under the lane line, and push off from wall in next lane.  Some part of your body (hand or foot, whichever is easier) MUST touch the wall on each side of the lane line (both before and after going under the line).
  • Flip turns are not allowed (DQ).

Swimmers will complete 8 lengths of the pool, totaling 400 meters.  Once laps are completed, climb out of the pool and head to the transition area. Be sure to walk on the pool deck, but feel free to run once outside the building.

Run: route map                    3 miles, on sidewalk -- TWO (2) LOOP COURSE

                                                PLEASE STAY TO THE RIGHT ON SIDEWALK      

                                        Start:  Transition area on grass in front of the Freedom Center

  • Exit Stroke & Stride transition area, turning left onto sidewalk

  • go to the end of the building and turn left

  • staying on sidewalk, go the back corner of the building and make a u-turn around the cone

  • return to front of the building

  • stay on the sidewalk along George Mason Circle, and continue to the u-turn sign at the end of the sidewalk next to the Hylton Performing Arts Center

  • go around that u-turn sign and return to start (near transition)--that completes your first loop

  • REPEAT ALL for second loop

  • as you approach the Freedom Center building, stop short of the transition area to GO THROUGH THE FINISH LINE!