From OpenwaterpediaBrian Long and is organized by triathletes so includes standard swim distances for the half (1.2 miles) and full (2.4 miles) Ironman.
The full Ironman distance of-a 2.4 mile swim starts with a surf entry, rounds the Oceanside Pier and then becomes a drag race into the sheltered waters of the Oceanside Harbor finishing at the launch ramps. There is also be a half Ironman 1.2-mile swim option that has a beach start as well but quickly gets you into the calm harbor water. Age group awards will be presented for wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions. Both courses are a point-to-point route with double-decker shuttle buses to transport athletes, family and guests.
Miles 2.4 mile and 1.2 mile options
Venue Both the 2.4 and 1.2 mile Tiki Swims are beach starts with a still water finish
Name Brian Long
E-mail Click HERE
Website Tiki Swim Official Website
Event Date 30 September 2012
Divisions Traditional and Wetsuit
Awards Overall and age group awards three deep
Charity Funds from the Tiki Swim will be used to help San Diego high school aged foster youths at the San Pasqual Academy
Food "on the water" aid station and finis line will be stocked with Hammer Nutrition products and all athletes get a free pancake breakfast
The course will be staffed by 30+ certified lifeguards as well as being patrolled by the Oceanside Police’s multiple patrol boats and PWCs. Additionally, they will secure course perimeter support by the Oceanside Outrigger Club and have a floating aid station stocked with bottles of water for swimmers in need of hydration.