HITtheWALL ITINERARY


HITtheWALL ITINERARY

Updated 9/4/17

Hello from the Emerald Isle Home of HITtheWALL,

 

HITtheWALL challenge time is getting near and will be a true test of your open water swim skills and limits. This is your weekend itinerary. It has some changes to the original listings posted to our website.

 

Please ensure that you have a flotation device this should be worn on all swims unless directed by the water safety officer.  For night swimming an adventure light if worn, infinity crew will issue you with glowsticks.

 

Those who wish to be pushed through the wall and to their limits and beyond will be asked to wear a specific infinity yellow BEYOND YOUR LIMITS HITtheWALL silicone swim cap. This will indicate to the infinity channel swimming crew that YOU are willing to be pushed at all stages during the weekend. You can hand your hat back at any stage if you want!  We will give you this swim cap at registration.

 

We have organised a bus to take you from Carlingford to the venue for registration, warm up and first swim on the Friday evening.  The cost 10 Euro return payable once you arrive at registration – If you wish to avail of this service email us back asap and let us know.

 

Any questions give us a shout.

 

 

Day 1 Friday 26th May 2017

Bus will leave Carlingford at 645pm (if you are not availing of the bus then please be at Carrickcruppen GAC for 19:30 start).

SESSION

 

Venue Information
1

HITtheWALL REGISTRATION

Carrickcruppen GAC Club Camlough Road, Newry

 

Google Map Link

 

 

19:30 – 20:15  Introduction and registration

Issue of swim caps and swim numbers

20.15 HITtheWALL Warm-up – wear comfortable clothes !

 

2

HITtheWALL NIGHT SWIM

Camlough Lake

Co.Armagh

 

Google Map Link

 

 

21:30 – 23:00

21:45 Safety briefing

22:00 Swim

23:00 Finish

Bus will return to Carlingford at 11.30pm

 

Course: This will be around a 1km/2km course depending on ability

Duration: 60 minutes swimming dusk into nightfall swim

Water Temperature:  COOL 12-14 DEGREES C

Swimmers will be asked to stay in groups of two or more for safety and also to experience swimming in the dark with a fun and safe attitude. You will be given a specific swim briefing on the night regarding this swim and all swimmers will be supplied with glow sticks. Adventure lights may be worn.

 

 

Day 2 Saturday 27th May 2017

 

SESSION

 

Venue Information
1

HITtheWALL

YOGA

 

INFINITY HUBB Foy Centre, Carlingford

 

https://www.facebook.com/thefoycentrecarlingford

 

Google Map Link

 

07:30 – 08:30

YOGA WITH A TWIST

 

60 minutes.  Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink.

 

2

HITtheWALL SWIMTT

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth

 

Google Map Link

 

 

09:00 – 11:00

09:00 Registration at the infinity registration hubb

09:30 Safety briefing for swimmers and water safety crew

09.45 – 10:45 SWIM Time trail

60 minutes maximum – you can choose to exit the water before this.

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

Course: A looped swim course

Duration: 60 minutes.

TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C

For novice swimmers to build confidence in the open water and for the more advanced swimmers to build distance and speed ALL competing with equal ability swimmers.  The distance you cover during this swim will help to allocate your swim group for the rest of the HITtheWALL weekend. Your distance and time will be recorded.  Time trials give valuable information on your performance for the challenge of your choice.

3

THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE

 

Omeath Pier,

Omeath  Co.Louth

 

Google Map Link

 

 

12:00 – 16:30

12:00 – 12:30 Registration at pier  (in Granvue Hotel , Omeath if inclining weather)

12:45 Safety briefing

13:00 – 16:00  RACE

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

Course: A – B

Duration: 3 hours maximum

TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C

Distance: 7k + Swim time will be a maximum duration of three hours regardless of the distance you have covered. This will be sheltered and costal swimming hugging the shoreline so you can build confidence in this environment.  Swim exit points will be identified during the briefing.  This is race pace but take a second to enjoy beautiful Carlingford lough.

There is a 5K option available this is also a tidal assessed swim.

 

 

4

THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH PRESENTATIONS

INFINITY HUBB Foy Centre, Carlingford

 

Google Map Link

 

https://www.facebook.com/thefoycentrecarlingford

 

 

 

17:30 – 18:30

 

EVENT MEDAL FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

FASTEST OVERALL

1 2 3 MALE FEMALE SKINS

1 2 3 MALE FEMALE WETSUITS

5  RELAX ! Guinness time get together VENUE In Carlingford : TBC  eight ‘till8

 

 

DAY 3 Sunday 28th May 2017

 

SESSION

 

Venue Information
1

HITtheWALL

MEDITATON

 

INFINITY HUBB Foy Centre, Carlingford

 

https://www.facebook.com/thefoycentrecarlingford

 

Google Map Link

 

 

07:30 – 08:30

MEDITATION AND MINDSET

 

60 minutes.  Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink.

TARGET: Meditation.  One of the most powerful tools for channel swimmers / long distance swimmers to completely involve yourself in your swim allowing you to break down barriers including fear, anxiety, pain and cold.

 

2

HITtheWALL SWIMTT

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth

 

Google Map Link

 

 

10:30 – 13:00

10:30 Registration at the infinity registration hubb

11:15 Safety briefing

11:30 – 13:00 SWIM Time trail

 

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

Course: A looped swim course

Duration: 90 minutes. You can choose to exit the water before this.

WATER TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C

For novice swimmers to build confidence in the open water and for the more advanced swimmers to build distance and speed ALL competing with equal ability swimmers.   Your time will be recorded.  Time trials give valuable information on your performance for the challenge of your choice.

3

HITtheWALL QUALIFIERS AND SWIM FOR ALL

 

South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth

 

Google Map Link

 

 

14:30 – 18:00

14:30 Registration at the infinity registration hubb

15:15 Safety briefing

15:30 – 17:30 SWIM

 

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

RELAY TEAM QUALIFIERS  MUST COMPLETE 2 HOURS SWIMMING

 

Course: A looped swim course

This swim suits all levels. Swim time will be a maximum of two hours regardless of the distance you have covered. This is the qualifying swim for relay team members taking on a channel crossing in the coming season. CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION WILL BE ISSUED.

Duration: 2 HOURS

TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C

4

HITtheWALL

presentation

INFINITY HUBB Foy Centre, Carlingford

 

https://www.facebook.com/thefoycentrecarlingford

 

Google Map Link

 

 

 

18:30- 19:15
Collect your certificate and qualification forms for the 2 hour qualification swim
5 Guinness time get together VENUE: TBC 20:00 approx early night big day tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 Monday 29th MAY 2017

HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

1 – 3

HITtheWALL marathon swim qualifiers

HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

Venue posted locally the evening before

 

SESSION 1: 8 hour qualifier see below

SESSION 2: 6 hour qualifier see below

SESSION 3: 4 ½ hour qualifier  see below

 

YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL

Course: Various

Duration: 4 ½  hours MINIMUM 8 hours MAXIMUM

Water Temperature: 11 – 14 DEGREES C

UNSHELTERED COSTAL SWIMMING – POTENTIAL ROUGH SEAS WITH LARGE SWELL

These are qualifying swim for the North (Irish) channel / English channel or channel of your choice. Swim time will be a maximum of 8 hours regardless of the distance you have covered.

SESSION 1 HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

SESSION 1: 8 hour qualifier

Time: 04:45 Registration at the infinity registration hub

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Safety Briefing 05:15  Swim Start: 05:30 Finish time 13.30

Adventure lights / Glow Sticks recommended

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feed

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT

 

SESSION 2: 6 hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Time:  06:00  Registration at the infinity registration hub

Safety Briefing 06:30  Swim Start: 06:45  Finish time 12.45

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feeding

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT

 

SESSION 3: 4 ½   hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU

VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE

Time: 06:00 Registration at the infinity registration hub

Safety Briefing 06:30  Swim Start: 06:45 Finish time 11.15

Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection

Swim secure bags are recommended for self feeding

PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT

 

 

 

The crew at infinity channel swimming are ready to challenge you as much as you are ready to be challenged.

 

Further details on adventure lights, swim secure bags and hints and tips on what to pack, accommodation and local areas are available at www.infinitychannelswimming.com

 

See you in the water for lots of F U N craic and banter real soooooon.

**All swimming venues and start positions are weather wind and tidal dependent and may change up to one hour prior to the swim start.  We will update regularly via email and the infinity channel swimming facebook page.**

 

Adventure lights may be worn.

Chillswims / flotation device essential

If the lead swimmers within your group are too far ahead of the main pack they will be asked by the boat or kayak crew to turn and swim to the back of the group and continue swimming on course.

The infinity channel swimming team are a friendly bunch of professionally trained and experienced people.  Open water swimming is a FUN experience.  We like to have FUN in, on and around the water as much as everyone else.  To this end we do not cut any corners and operate a ZERO TOLERANCE policy in regard to safety.  If you are asked to exit the water we are asking for good reason which you may not appreciate at the time and will later value the decision.

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