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April 14, 2021

Alternative Swim Options For Aj Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds

Despite there being growing access to outdoor and indoor swimming venues, we are aware that your swim training will have been impacted by the recent lockdown and therefore you may want to seek an alternative swim distance, as such we are providing participants with different options to take part with a reduced or removed swim leg if they would like.

With this, AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds will offer a variety of swim alternatives to facilitate the different stages of training that participants will be approaching the event in. These alternatives can be requested by emailing our customer help desk at leeds@britishtriathlon.org. 

There are four different options for participants who are looking for an alternative to their race’s swimming section. These alternatives differ based on each race but provide a number of options for participants to tailor their race to their needs. 

  • Option A: Entries for the standard distance race can opt to reduce the swim from 1,500m to 750m
  • Option B: Sprint distance entrants can reduce the swim from 750m to 200m
  • Option C: remove the swim and start your race from the transition area 
  • Option D: transfer your current race entry to one that features a swim across a shorter distance

It’s important to note that this does not apply to championship races (British Standard Distance Championships and Yorkshire Championships) or if using the race as a qualifier for the Great Britain Age-Group Team where participants will have to complete the full distances across each discipline.  

If you no longer wish to take part in these races, you can transfer to a non-championship race with shorter swim distances. 

To request an alternative swim distance or to transfer to a different race, send an email to leeds@britishtriathlon.org, with the subject line 'Swim Alternative' before Friday 14 May stating the option you’d like to change to. 

These options are open to all entrants, however, if you have not yet entered you will not need to email us as you will be able to select one of the options as part of the entry process.