A careful reading of the rules is mandatory.
The MOROCCO SWIM TREK is an open water event open to amateurs and professional swimmers. This first edition took place in the beautiful lagoon of Dakhla in the south of Morocco and offered 25km of swimming to the 60 participants.
The third edition of the MOROCCO SWIM TREK, as the second has, will still attend in Dakhla from november 28th to december 3rd of 2017. Six days on full immersion in the desert, between ocean and sand dunes, 4 heats of competition with different level for each one.
We want the swimmers to have fun in a friendly atmosphere. That’s the spirit of the Morocco Swim Trek!
In any case, all participants of the MOROCCO SWIM TREK should not commit themselves beyond their own limits.
The heats are timed by gender category, with over all. The winners of the MOROCCO SWIM TREK will receive a trophy. Medals will reward « the finishers», those swimmers who will manage to complete all the 4 heats.
Your registration includes :
Management of withdrawals:
Up to 1 month prior to the event, if there is a valid reason for the withdrawal (medical report), 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.
After that period no refund will be given.
Changing of name: the organization offers a service to changing the name of a subscription until 15 days before the beginning.
One of the goal of the MOROCCO SWIM TREK is to swim in complete freedom and in a beautiful and natural location, far from the trafic, concrete, cars and noise.
Swimmers are not entitled to any artifice or other assistance except a wetsuit and swimming goggles.
All participants are obliged to wear the following items, which may be checked at the starting point and/or any point of the race.
Are prohibited :
Are allowed :
All the swimmers have to put on their wetsuits 30 minutes before the departure and be equipped with the official cap, the timing chip, the safety whistle, and the swimming goggles in the area mentioned in advance by the team.
They have 10 to 15 minutes to warm up and adjust their equipment.
At the beep, 5 to 10 minutes before departure, all the swimmers have to be out of the water, and line up, facing the sea.
Three minutes before the start, competitors have to move in the water and join the starting line materialized by an imaginary line which is joining two buoys.
At the starting call everybody have to be in line along the lagoon in shallow enough water to swim immediately.
The organization will place buoys at every 500m of the route, adding additional signs at the more difficult points which are harder to navigate. The swimmers must always swim between the buoys and the coast, to guarantee their safety.
So that the event runs smoothly, the organisation reserves the right to fully and/or partially change where it places the buoys, in the event of currents and/or the wind making it necessary to change the original route. You will be informed of these changes before hand, in the briefing.
During the contest, the swimmers have the right to stand up momentarily , but are forbidden to walk.
Swimmers should not rely on a fixed or floating object and should not touch or be touched by a boat of any kind other wise they will be penalized.
At the finish, all competitors should borrow the funnel materialized by floats before the finish line and continue to swim untill to reach the finish plate suspended under the floating gate.
Any competitor who walked or jumped before touching the plate will be disqualified.
The swimmers will be monitored from kayaks and support vessels, to ensure their safety.
At all times the swimmers must follow the line of kayaks which will guide them through out the crossing
All kayaks are marked with brightly-coloured life jackets attached to help the swimmers to swim in the right direction.
If a Participant decides to withdraw, we recommend:
1. Requesting help by lifting one or both arms.
2. Use his whistle to inform the closest kayak
3. The closest Kayak will assist you while you wait to be picked up.
The organisation reserves the right to force the swimmer to withdraw from the event:
In the event of adverse conditions and/or force majeure, the organization will be forced to cancel the event and evacuate all participants.
If a participant has to be evacuated, the organization will establish one or more points of evacuation with medical assistance depending on the itinerary.
|TYPE OF FAULT||PENALITIES|
|Disposing of rubbish in unauthorised areas or any kind of behaviour which does not respect the natural environment||Disqualification|
|Unsporting behaviour to wards other athletes or the organisation||Disqualification|
|Lack of compulsory equipment||Disqualification|
|Participating in the event without having signed up||Expulsion and a ban on participating in future|
|Participating with someone else’s bib number||Disqualification|
|Not passing the obligatory chip control points(starting point, end point, mid-point if any)||Disqualification|
|Not following the route marked out by the organisation||Disqualification|
|Failure to assist another person||Disqualification|
|Withdrawal without informing the organisation of your withdrawal||Ban on participating in future events|
|Not following orders from stewards or medical staff||Disqualification|
|Climbing into a support vessel, kayak or refreshment boat||Disqualification|
|Exceeding the maximum permitted swimming time||Disqualification and should give up the event in a boat of the organization|
The organization reserves the right to penalise any form of behaviour not contained on the above list of faults which violates the provisions of these rules.
For reasons of force majeure beyond its control, the organization reserves the right to suspend, divert, neutralize or change the event’s time slots and/or courses and refreshments.
The MOROCCO SWIM TREK reserves all exclusive rights to the image, the audio visual, and print media of the event, and the competition.
Any media or advertising project must have the organization’s approval.
Swimmers will have access to their results at the end of each step.
There will be wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.
The result of the classification of the Cup will be the sum of the scores of the different heats of the
MOROCCO SWIM TREK's trophies will be given to both categories.
The trophies will be given to the first three winners of men and women. All the finishers of the MOROCCO SWIM TREK will receive a medal and a finisher t-shirt.
Registering for the event implies the participant’s acceptance of the rules and that they are properly prepared for the crossing, being aware of the severe weather conditions which can be found in the area where the race is being held. Consequently, the participant holds harmless the organisation for any possible health problems which may arise as a result of their participation in the race.
Doping products are prohibited. Any participant who has made use of one of them will be disqualified.
Participants registered in the event understand that they are taking part in the competition willingly and at their own risk and, therefore, they release the Organizers of the event of all liabilities and agree not to bring any cases against the organizers, partners, sponsors and other participants, or to make any claim of civil liability against the fore going parties. For this purpose, when registering, the participant must tick the box to accept the disclaimer to complete their registration.