Age Group Assignments

Athletes are assigned to an age group based on their YEAR OF BIRTH.  Their age on race day is not used to assign age groups.  As an example, all athletes turning 8 this year, whether their birthday is in January or December, will participate in the 8-9 age group.  The chart below lists the age group assignment based on year of birth.

Athletes in the 3 – 5 age group must have one parent/guardian accompany them in the pool.  The adult must be within arm’s length of the athlete in the pool.  Athletes 6 and older (born in 2011 and earlier) will have no parental assistance at all during their race.  Volunteers will assist.

A sample distance chart can be found on this link. Each event page has a specific distance chart for that race.

If you feel your child is not ready to be in the age group based on their year of birth please contact us by email prior to registering.  Once athletes are assigned to an age group, specifically for sold out races, moving to another age group may not be possible.  Contact us in advance of the race.

Year of BirthAge GroupBib Colour
2014
2013
2012
3 to 5YELLOW
2011
2010
6 - 7RED
2009
2008
8 - 9BLUE
2007
2006
10 - 11ORANGE
2005
2004
12 - 13GREEN
2003
2002
14 - 15BLACK
2003
2002
2001
2000
TRi YOUTHLIME GREEN