Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

The Splash N Dash Aquathlon, a free, non-competitive swimming and running event for children 5 to 15, will be held beginning at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Belle Terre Park and Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Check-in and packet-pickup will begin at 8:15 a.m.

Participation is free, but pre-registration is required by July 5. Register no later than Friday, July 5, at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed July 4), or at the pool during operating hours (10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday).

All participants will be awarded for their achievement, regardless of their finishing time, and all participants will receive a metal.

Participants must be able to swim. The “swim” portion will take place at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool; the “run” portion will take place at Belle Terre Park field.

Race distances
Ages 5 and 6:  Swim 25 yards (1 lap) and Run (.25 mile)
Ages 7 and 8: Swim 50 yards (2 laps) and Run (.50 mile)
Ages 9 and 10: Swim 75 yards (3 laps) and Run (.75 mile)
Ages 11-15: Swim 100 yards (4 laps) and Run (1 mile)

Participants may wear U.S. Coast Guard-certified life jackets. The swim portion of the event will be conducted in the deep end. To get swim test-approved, participants must visit the Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool on Friday, July 5, between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to take the swim test. Participants must wear sneakers for the run.

Refreshments will be provided after the Splash N Dash.

For more information, call the pool at 386-986-4741.



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