Competition

The timing system will be made by electronic chip on swimmers wrist.

In case of abandon, the swimmer must return the chip to the organization.

In case of chip lost swimmer must inform the judges and race direction, paying 10 euros for loss of chip.

The races will be under Open Water FINA rules.

The races will be supervised by swimming judges.

UltraEbre Original Competition

The UltraEbre Swim Marathon Original is a 30.830 metres crossing for all the categories.

The race will take place on Saturday 26 August 2017. 

The race will start at 7:00h.

Start from Tivenys pier and i finish at Amposta pier.

The race will have a 3 hours cut time at Tortosa and a 6 hours at Campredó. At these points any swimmer will be removed from the water.

The maximum time to finish are 8 hours..

On Friday at 19:00 there will be a technical presentation at the SB Corona Tortosa Hotel and where the paricipants will receive information, the swimcap and promotional material.

Swimmers will gather at 6:30 at Tivenys pier for chips delivering

Kayakers will gather at 6:30 at Xerta pier for kayak delivering.

Provisioning

The provisioning is done from the water without relying on any moblie point, reason why the swimmer can be disqualified.

The provisioning can also be done by foot on the ground or to a fixed point, but without taking any advantage advancing its position, which lead to its disqualification.

Swimmers will ask for supplies amb will be supplied by baskets which will thake the supplies.

Participants

Open to all swimmers over 16 years old on December 31 of the year of the event.

Those under 18 must theliver the authorisation of their guardians

It will be allowed to participate under 16 years prior authorization of their legal guardians and prior authorization of the Organization based on the course and their sports curriculum.

Each participant is responsible for his/hers physical condition before starting the swim race and agree to participate under his/her responsibility. In cases of illness and/or disability should be notified to the organization, reserving the right to allow their participation.

Each participant releases the organisers, the Catalan Swimming Federation or any person or entity involved in the organization from liability

The route can be altered if recommends the weather conditions, getting the suspension of the event under final decision of the Safety Technical Committee

The registration is non-transferable, because the fact of registering constitutes acceptance of the safety rules of the event.

The amount of the registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances, including the suspension of the event by bad weather or any other risk factor.

The organization is not responsible for loss of personal belongings of the participants. To avoid this, please do not leave valuables in bags of wardrobe.

Swimmers

Participants must demonstrate a maximim of 60' at 3000 metres in an official competition or have reached a similar challenge.

All the participants will receive a swimcap i and a chip compulsory for security reasons. Wear a different swimcap or the lost of the chip will lead to disqualification. Also a 6 tattoo set with the swimmer number is given to use during the race

Each swimmer must procure a kayaker that will follow from Xerta. If the swimmer does not have a kayaker should inform the organisation in advance to hire it one by the participant.

All swimsuits to open waters conform to FINA criteria for making materials and approval procedures. Not permitted to participate in any swimmer with no swimsuits approved in FINA official lists, according to the guidelines given to respect for RFEN.

Kayakers

The kayaker joins the race at Xerta and follows its swimmer outside the swimming path. when the swimmer needs something from the kayak it will get out the path to help this need.

The kayaker is not allowed to navigate in front of the swimmer, in ths case it would be disqualified. The kayaker can navigate behind or beside.

Organization

Organices: Associació esportiva xswim project

Collaborators: IDECE, Institut per al Desenvolupament de les Comarques de l'Ebre, Representació Territorial de l’Esport a les Terres de l’Ebre, Ajuntament de Tivenys, Ajuntament d'Amposta, Ajuntament de Tortosa, Ajuntament de Xerta, EMD de Bítem, EMD de Campredó, EMD de Jesús i  Vinallop.

Safety Measures

In the first level of safety there are kayaks, which develop the task of pilot, guide and feed the swimmers.

In the second level of safety you will find the motor boats, performing tasks of provisioning, monitoring, pilot, rescue, evacuation, opening and closing.

At a third level of security will find the ground teams, we can provide first aid care or transfer to a hospital.

We also have at our disposal the emergency teams in the area.

It will have a medical service to cater to any need for a participant.

Safety Technical Committee

The Safety Technical Committee is responsible in making decisions that affect the safety of the event, allowing it, making changes of route or ordering the suspension of it.

The Safety Technical Committee will evaluate weather conditions and security in the area at the time of the event, as well as the security measures that surround the event.

We define a general Celebration-Cancellation event protocol, flexible to the circumstances associated with time to carry out the event.

Event Celebration-Cancellation Protocol

The wind, the fog, the flow of the river and the water temperature are the 4 main climatic variables to take into account.

Consider in a second term weather forecasts and their involvement in the course of the event.

Is over any decision of the Organisation notices of Civil Protection and Emergency services.

Also take into account safety and pilot partners. The factors, among others, are the number of kayaks, kayakers abilities, the number of boats and means of rescue and evacuation.

Obligation not to complete the test

The Organisation reserves the right to force not to continue the test participants to ensure their safety.

Below are some cases in which members of the organization will end the adventure forcing participants to raise a support boat:

  • Worsening weather conditions or the state of the sea, river or reservoir which endanger the participants of the event.
  • Whenever a participant shows signs of extreme fatigue, dehydration, hypothermia, extremely slow pace or any other signs that impedes normal swim.
  • Participants who do not follow the signs up the organization.
  • When the swimmer does the distress signal, raising one or both arms.
  • Do not reach the time cuts defined by the Technical Managing.

Boat volunteers ensure the safety of swimmers and may compel any swimmer to leave the test to ensure their safety.

Insurance

The Organization will have a civil liability insurance policy and another of accidents, such as legislation, so that all participants will be covered.

Personal Data

To fulfil the 15/1999 of December 13th Organic Law of Protection of Personal Data and the law 34/2002 of July 11th Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce, xswim project, informs and the participant agrees that all the personal information you gave to xswim project is incorporated to a personal automatic file of which xswim project is responsible.

The objective of this confidential file is:

  • Administrate your participation at the event.
  • The management of the information of the event, mainly time, photos and videos.
  • The participants’ statistic control in order to improve the organisation of the events by making the necessary changes.
  • Promote or advertise the activities, services and articles offered by xswim project‘s collaborators and sponsors of the events.

By filling in the inscription form you state that you allow the personal data you therefore gave to be used by xswim project.

In any case you can, at any time, revoke your permission and execute the right of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition, by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Authorization for use of images

As the Constitution (article 18.1, law 5/1982 May 5th) recognises the right of image, right of honour, of personal and family intimacy, xswim project asks permission to the sportsmen and sportswomen or to the legal guardians of the minors to publish photographs in which they appear in a way they are clearly recognisable.

The sportsmen and sportswomen or the legal guardians of the minors, by registering for the events, accept that their or the minors’ image could appear in photographs or films made during the xswim project activities:

  • Web pages
  • Films intended to be published
  • Photographs for magazines or publications
  • Digital presentations

Waiting lists

Once you have reached the limit of participants in an event, the organization will open a waiting list of participants who have been out of the event.

The organization resolved within no less than 72 hours prior to event participation or not participating in waiting under strict order of registration.

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