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Details: The Annual LandShark Swim & Aquathlon is scheduled to take place at Lake Gardner on Saturday, June 11th. The event takes place in protected waters just 45 min North of Boston in Amesbury, MA.

Racing Categories:
1/2 Mile Swim, 1.2 Mile Swim, 2.4 Mile Swim
1/2 Mile Swim + 2 mile trail run 

Start Times: 
09:00AM – Aquathlon Participants 
09:05AM  – 1/2 Mile Swimmers 
09:10AM – 2.4 Swimmers
09:15AM -1.2 Swimmers 

Swim Fees:
$35 through 3/31
$40 through 6/5
Race Week $45 
Race Day: $55

Aquathlon Fees:
$45 through 3/31
$50 through 6/5
Race Week $55 
Race Day: $65

Course Details: All distances will be setup as an out and back, which has been received well by athletes! The 1.2 mile swim distance will take you .6 miles out from Lake Gardner Beach to a turn around buoy about 75 yards from Battis Farm.
Endurance swimmers completing the 2.4 mile swim will complete this out and back course, twice.

Swim + Run Details: COURSE Change for 2022! Athletes will begin with a 1/2 mile swim, followed by a 2 mile trail run through the Lake Gardner Trail System.  Shoes are required, as a portion of it is a rooty trail. In 2022 transition will be stationed at the Lake Gardner Beach.

Race Ages: Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate in this open water swim. Anyone 18 and under will require a parent/guardian signature to participate. Email info@high5em.com 

Award Categories 
Top 3 M/F Wetsuit in each swim distance – 1/2, 1.2 and 2.4 mile
Top 3 M/F Non-Wetsuit in each swim distance – 1/2, 1.2 and 2.4 mile
Top 3 M/F Aquathlon Participant 
No Double Dipping

Event Swag: All athletes registered by 6/1 will receive a cozy custom event t-shirt. All swimmers will receive a custom Zone3 latex swim cap. If you are allergic to latex please bring your own cap. 

Bundle Deal: If you sign up for both the Wild Fish and LandShark swim you’ll receive a custom beach towel at the Wild Fish Swim during the award ceremony. 

Post Event: You will have several packaged food items to choose from. Hot and iced coffee will be available for swimmers. For those of you who would like a cold beer after your swim, that will be available to you. We encourage you to head downtown Amesbury where there are several restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes and boutique shops that are worth checking out.
Market Street Bakehouse if you are looking for a coffee, The Morning Buzz Cafe for breakfast, Bean & Cone for a beer or Crave Brasserie & Wine Bar for lunch! 

Category Rules/Regulations:
No floaties, snorkels, fins or hand paddles are allowed.

Special Details and Information:
There will be plenty of kayakers, paddleboarders, emergency boats in the water for athlete safety.
In the event there is not enough interest in any one of the categories listed above, event organizers reserve the right to change/cancel or modify the category. In this case, refunds and transfers are eligible.

Distance or Category Changes: If you do change your mind about the distance you pre-registered for or the distance you’d like to swim, please email info@high5em.com in advance or notify someone at race day registration. A change fee may apply. If you are pre-registered for the Swim + Run you can’t change your mind while swimming as this is a safety issue.

Weather Policy: Races are held rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend.  In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration.

Race Refunds & Event Cancellations: We understand life happens and things may come up. We’ve implemented a defer and transfer policy for FREE up to a certain date for all High5EM events. Transfers or deferments made after said date will incur a small fee for administration purposes. 

Questions/Contact: Email info@high5em.com