Cidade De Goa, Vainguinim Beach, GoaEVENT CANCELLED
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Notice to all participants
16th March 2020
Following our meeting with state officials this morning and based on the recent decision of the state government to invoke the Epidemic Act 1897 in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we deeply regret to inform you that The Goa Swimathon 2020 has been officially cancelled.
We are committed to the safety and well-being of everyone in our race community, state and country. We understand the effort and dedication that you have put into training for this race. Our team is currently working on the event cancellation policy that will work in the best interests of our participants.
The Goa Swimathon 2020 was a very special edition and dear to our hearts and it pains us to have had to reach this decision.
We trust that, as always, the support and understanding of our participants will help make this a smooth process.
Swimmers that are registered for the event as of today will receive an email with further details by 10.00 hrs on 17th March 2020.
13th March 2020
In view of the latest development regarding COVID-19 with enforcement of the Epidemic Act, 1897 by the government of Goa, Enduro Sports Goa will be meeting with state authorities on Monday for a final decision regarding continuation of The Goa Swimathon 2020.
We will update you about the same by 17.00 hrs on 16th March 2020 including options available to registered participants in the likelihood of event cancellation.
In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we thank you for your understanding and patience.
10th March 2020
To ensure a safe and successful event, Enduro Sports Goa has been carefully monitoring developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and incorporating this information into planning for The Goa Swimathon 2020. We will continue following updates from the appropriate authorities and will adhere to policies put forth by the state and central governments. At this stage, the state government has not issued a direct ban on events and hence we will be proceeding with The Goa Swimathon 2020 as planned.
We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions including regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing signs of illness.
The organizing team and volunteers at the event will take all possible precautionary measures to ensure a safe event including wearing of masks and gloves, minimizing direct/close contact at all times, regular hand washing and use of sanitizers as and when required.
Those who fall under the category of confirmed, probable or suspected cases of COVID-19 are required to inform the organizers of the same via email with attached doctor's certificate. A full refund of the registration fee will be issued to these participants (excluding minimum processing charges).
Based on following criteria, based on the updated WHO case definition:
1) a patient with acute respiratory tract infection (sudden onset of at least one of the following: cough, fever, shortness of breath) AND with no other aetiology that fully explains the clinical presentation AND with a history of travel or residence in a country/area reporting local or community transmission* during the 14 days prior to symptom onset;
2) a patient with any acute respiratory illness AND having been in close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case in the last 14 days prior to onset of symptoms;
3) A patient with severe acute respiratory infection (fever and at least one sign/symptom of respiratory disease (e.g., cough, fever, shortness breath)) AND requiring hospitalisation (SARI) AND with no other aetiology that fully explains the clinical presentation.
* according to WHO classification, see respective daily updated Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
However, once local or community transmission has been reported in the country or area, all patients presenting with symptoms of acute respiratory infection in primary care or the accident and emergency department of a hospital (first contact with the healthcare system) will be considered as suspected cases.
Those participants who are not suspected, probable or confirmed cases and who would like to withdraw from the event due to health concerns regarding the same will need to inform the organizers via email latest by the 20th of March 2020. The ongoing refund policy with refund of 25% of the registration fees will be applicable to these participants up till the above mentioned date.
Participants will receive intimation via email in case of any further updates to the event.
REGISTRATION FEE STRUCTURE
EVENTS and COURSE
The 15-km team relay Swimathon
Teams of three swimmers. Each swimmer swims 5K. One Swimmer starts from the beach and swims a distance of 1.25 km and back, they will repeat this distance twice thus adding up to a total of 5 km after they complete 5KM they exit the water into the timing radar, tag their team member to send the second team member into the water. This gets repeated for the third team member. The final team member finishes the race by exiting the water and crossing the finish line and the timing radar, thus completing 15KM
The 10-km Olympic Swimathon
Swimmers start from the beach and swim a distance of 1.25 km and back, they will repeat this distance four times thus adding up to a total of 10 km.
Participants start from the beach and swim out a distance of 1.25 km to an anchored boat and back towards the beach to another anchored boat at 50 m. Participants are required to complete 4 loops of the said course, thus totalling 10 km.
The 5-km half-Olympic Swimathon
Swimmers start from the beach and swim a distance of 1.25 km and back, they will repeat this distance twice thus adding up to a total of 5 km.
Participants start from the beach and swim out a distance of 1.25 km to an anchored boat and back towards the beach to another anchored boat at 50 m. Participants are required to complete 2 loops of the said course, thus totalling 5 km.
The 250-metre Sprint Swim
Swimmers swim along a course parallel to the beach, between two marker buoys. This means they are always within their depth, and can put their feet down for a rest midway if they are tired.
Participants start from the beach, swim 100 m out, turn left at the first boat and swim 50 m parallel to the beach, turn left at the second boat and head back to the beach
All Participants will receive Medals on Completion
Podium Finishers will be given trophies
Cash prizes to the first three winners (male and female) in the 1, 2, 5 and 10 km races in the open categories
E-Certificates will be given to all participants that finish within the cutoff