The following rules apply to all Breca Swimrun races.

1. Entry Criteria

1.1 To participate entrants must race in teams of two. Team members must be at least 18 years old on the date of the race
1.2 Participants must comply with all biosecurity measures where applicable
1.3 Teams must inform Breca Swimrun, immediately and in writing to, should they need to withdraw from the event. Withdrawals up to 8 weeks prior to race day are eligible for a 70% refund. Withdrawals after that time will not be refunded for any reason as all costs will have been incurred by that stage and your team will not be replaced. We may be able to offer a deferral on a case by case basis. Please contact us to discuss.
1.4 Teams may change one team member prior to the race. Please inform us by emailing
1.5 Teams must attend Registration and the Safety Brief
1.6 Re-sale of entries is prohibited

2. Course

2.1 Breca Swimrun courses are fully marked
2.2 Teams must follow the marked course at all times
2.3 We may be required to amend the course subject to weather conditions. Any changes will be explained in detail during the race Safety Brief

3. Checkpoints

3.1 There will be fully stocked checkpoints on all courses
3.2 Teams must arrive at each checkpoint and transition as a pair
3.3 Teams must check in at all checkpoints. Do not leave the checkpoints without ensuring your race number has been recorded

4. Medical

4.1 Participants are obliged to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries
4.2 Participants are responsible for ensuring they have sufficient fitness and experience to take part, and will sign a Participant Agreement to this effect

5. Equipment

5.1 Teams must present the following Mandatory Equipment at Registration, the Start and Finish:
 - Two clean and dry wetsuits (suitable for temperatures of 10•c)
 - Two whistles
 - Two reusable cups (any reusable cup will be accepted, e.g. collapsible cups, soft flasks, etc.)
 - On events occurring in lakes, clean and dry trainers for biosecurity checks (a trainer check is not required at coastal races)
5.2 Teams must carry the following Breca Equipment throughout the race:
 - Breca Race Vest: must be worn and visible throughout the race
 - Breca Swim Cap - must be worn and visible throughout the swims
5.3 Prohibited equipment: the following items are prohibited:
 - Floatation devices larger than 100cm x 60cm
 - Swim fins longer than 15cm
 - Powered propulsion devices
5.4 Teams must be self-supported, outside help on the course is prohibited. An exception will be made for competitors with medical conditions; they must identify themselves to the race organiser prior to the event

6. Timings & Cut Offs

6.1 The clock begins when the whistle goes at the start and finishes when the last team member has crossed the Finish Line
6.2 Teams must complete the event within the time limit
6.3 Cut off times will be strictly enforced. There are are cut offs at every checkpoint; if you miss the cut off you will not be allowed to continue
6.4 Participants reaching the finish line after the final cut off will not be listed as finishers and will not be eligible for awards

7. Team Responsibilities

7.1 Teams must know the rules and follow them
7.2 Participants must offer assistance in case of emergency
7.3 Littering of any kind will result in immediate disqualification. We have been given the privilege of racing through a pristine landscape. Littering will threaten our use of it in years to come
7.4 Participants compete in this event entirely at their own risk, including but not limited to road crossings, bay crossings, lake crossings, river crossings, and all other hazards of the ocean, lakes and trail
7.5 Teams must sign the Participant Agreement at Registration. Athletes who have not signed the Agreement will not be allowed to start the race

8. Protests

8.1 Protests must be submitted in writing to Breca Swimrun within an hour of finishing the race
8.2 Protests must include:
 - The reason for the protest
 - The time and location of the contravention
 - Team number and signatures of the team submitting the protest
 - Team number or team name of the team the protest is against
 - Witness names and team numbers where possible
8.3 Protests that do not satisfy the criteria outlined in rule 8.2 will not be considered
8.4 The protest will be reviewed by the Race Committee and a decision communicated to those involved as soon as possible
8.5 The Race Committee will apply "common sense" to decisions about situations that aren't clear in the rules
8.6 The Race Committee's decision is final

9. Safety

9.1 Teams of two must stay together at all times and must remain less than 10 metres apart
9.2 Teams withdrawing from the event must hand in both of their Breca Race Vests at the nearest checkpoint
9.3 Breca Swimrun may prevent a team from continuing if they are judged to be unable to safely complete the race

10. Disqualification

10.1 Failure to follow the rules will lead to disqualification

11. Media & Sponsor Exposure

11.1 Teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear
11.2 Breca Race Vests are not to be modified in any way and must be worn at all times
11.3 Participants give Breca Swimrun the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race, to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and film

12. Acceptance of the Rules

12.1 By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full
12.2 All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorised commercial use of images will be legally addressed