Time Guidelines

3.2-mile race participants should be able to swim 5,000 yards freestyle in less than 1 hour and 45 minutes in a pool, and less than 2 hours in open water conditions. Participants who are not on TARGET to finish the 3.2-mile swim in 2 hours, WILL BE PULLED FROM THE WATER at the discretion of the Race Director and Safety Official — no questions asked.

If you are not comfortable swimming this distance, there are many local races that provide 1/2, 1 and 2 mile distances, and you can find links to those races on the PNA website.