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July 6 Palm Coast Splash N Dash: Free Swimming and Running Event for 5 to 15 Year Olds

| June 26, 2013

(Randy Pertier)

(Randy Pertier)

Register now for the Splash N Dash Aquathlon, a free, non-competitive swimming and running event for children 5 to 15, to be held beginning at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Belle Terre Park and Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, in 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 receive a medal for their achievement, regardless of their finishing time. 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 are:

Ages 5 & 6: Swim 25 yards (1 lap) and Run (.25 mile)

Ages 7 & 8: Swim 50 yards (2 laps) and Run (.50 mile)

Ages 9 & 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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