This distance can be raced as an INDIVIDUAL or as a TEAM of 2 or 3 where each person completes one or two legs.
Swim map is based on 2019 event and is subject to change
The swim discipline of your Ironman has never been this easy and pleasant. It begins with a rolling start from a stunning white sandy beach. Then there is the warm water (around 29 degrees) with excellent visibility (you may even spot a few colourful fish!). Don’t fret about currents or swell, as the protected bay ensures the South China sea is like a mirror on race morning. It’s like swimming in your own private pool!
For the start we ask you to seed yourself in the correct start pen based on your swim speed. Seeding yourself well, will reduce bottlenecks and provide a safer and more enjoyable experience for all.
The course consists of 1 lap of a triangular 1.9km swim course, with marker buoys every 50m. The swim start and finish are in close proximity to the transition area and event venue.
The unique one-lap course meanders anti-clockwise through the north-western part of the island. You’ll love the villages full of enthusiastic flag-waving spectators, and enjoy the scenery as it changes from lush, dense green forest to stunning open coastline.
Rolling hills inland are alternated with fast flat sections trailing the coast. The hills are short, nothing over 60m, but numerous. The total elevation is 700m. The roads are wide with mostly smooth tarmac and low rolling resistance. There are four aid stations along the route.