Swimmers must wear the designated swim caps provided by the HKGSA during the race.
Swimmer MUST present a valid Race Card issued by the HKGSA at the Registration Counter. If swimmers cannot provide a valid Race Card or not reporting to the Registration Counter, they will not be allowed to join the current race and they may not be eligible for the future race.
Racing Group Swimmers who are unable to show their wrist electronic transponders, ankle electronic transponders, race cards, and their designated swim caps will not be allowed to race.
Leisure Group Swimmers who are unable to show their ankle electronic transponders, race cards, their designated swim caps and tow floats will not be allowed to race.
All electronic transponders, tow floats, race cards, and swim caps are non-transferable. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
During the race, racing group swimmers must wear swim caps and electronic transponder chips (Wrist & Ankle) provided by HKGSA throughout the whole swimming period. Those who fail to comply may be disqualified.
During the race, leisure group swimmers must wear swim caps, ankle electronic transponder chips and tow floats provided by HKGSA throughout the whole swimming period. Those who fail to comply will be asked to leave the water and be disqualified. Should the swimmer loses the tow float intentionally, HKGSA reserves the right to forbid the swimmer to participate in the coming year.
Leisure Group Swimmers SHOULD swim inside the Race Course. Those outside the Race Course will be guided back to the course by canoes. Those who fail to comply will be requested to leave the water and will be disqualified.
If swimmers feel exhausted or affected by cramp during the race, please raise a hand and call for help immediately. For the leisure group swimmers, they shall float on back and hold the tow float tight with one hand and raise the other hand for assistance. Lifeguards and Rescue Boat would come for rescue immediately.
Racing Group Swimmers MUST report to the Wrist Electronic Transponder Return Center immediately after the race.
To avoid overcrowding, swimmers should leave the pier as quickly as possible after landing.
Any swimming activity in the Harbour is prohibited after the Race.
Swimmers must forfeit their right to participate in the Race and will be requested to leave water by officials if they were unable to Finish the race within 50 minutes after the start of each event. Their results will be recorded as “DNF” (Did Not Finish).
No swimmer is permitted to use any device that may be an aid to their speed or endurance such as fins and paddles. Nails should be trimmed and not sharp.
Please do not wear watches or jewellery.
Swimsuit: Low water temperature forecasted on race day. Swimmers can decide to wear swimsuit or thermal swimwear according to their own choice.
HKGSA has its sole discretion to reject any entry.
HKGSA has the final decision over all matters not stipulated here in the rules.