Thinking of taking part in our Family Aquathlon but unsure what to expect?
We’ve answered some of your most commonly asked questions..
Do I need to train?
The Family Aquathlon is a fun, engaging event which is not intensive making it inclusive to all abilities. The event includes a 200m swim and 2k run. As it’s a team event at least one team member must swim or run. It’s an event for the whole family to take part in and enjoy together, rather than a competitive race. We won’t be chip timing, though you may choose to record your own time.
What do I need on the day?
- Swim wear / Tri suit
- Goggles (if desired)
- Footwear and clothing for running
- Drinks bottle and snack
How do I book on to the event?
Simply visit https://www.lleisure.co.uk/events/, click on the Family Aquathlon event and enter the quantity of tickets you would like.
What happens on the day?
Register at Reception 30 minutes before the start of the event (you will be given your swimming time slot).
Before you start your swim you will set up your running clothing/equipment for transition within the allocated area. If desired, swimmers can go to the changing rooms to get changed after swimming.
The swim will take place in the main pool and you should arrive by the pool 15 minutes before your start time. The pool manager will call you over before the start of your swim.
After you swim 200m/8 lengths of the 25m pool you will exit the building via the fire exit to proceed to your run. Follow the signs and marshalled course to do your 2k run.
Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
How does the Family Aquathlon impact me?
Ever feel like sometimes work commitments and other factors effect how much ‘family time’ you get? The Family Aquathlon is a perfect opportunity for you and your family to indulge in a challenge together.
The event will not take up too much of your time and, the memories will last forever. Participants from last year expressed:
“We did no training as it was a fun event – we ran most of it and walked a bit when needed.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed it and the kids immediately said they wanted to do it again this year.”
Most importantly, participants voiced that they really enjoyed being able to do something as a family.
When are the Aquathlons?
Sunday 14th April
Sunday 12th May
Sunday 9th June
All participants will receive a FREE 3 day Gym pass to enjoy at all of our centres at your convenience.
For further information visit, L Leisure Events or contact, 0115 9173481.
Interested in volunteering at the event? Visit, https://www.lleisure.co.uk/volunteering/.