The swim waves for the 2019 Door County Triathlon are now available:

CLICK HERE to see the 2019 Door County Sprint Triathlon swim wave start times.
CLICK HERE to see the 2019 Door County Half Iron Triathlon swim wave start times.
CLICK HERE to confirm your registration for this year’s event.

Notes about the swim waves (PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS):

  • Bib numbers are NOT pre-assigned.  Participants receive their bib number at packet pick up.
  • Per USA Triathlon guidelines, participants are assigned to the swim wave corresponding to their end-of-year age (i.e. age on December 31, 2019) and gender.  You must start in your assigned wave.
  • The first wave is called the Elite or Early wave.  Anybody may opt into this wave but doing so eliminates age group award ranking and eligibility.  This wave typically consists of extremely competitive athletes concerned only with overall ranking as well as participants who are nervous about how long they will be on the course.  There is a Noon cut-off to finish the Sprint on Saturday.  On Sunday, the Half Iron event has a 2:00 pm bike-to-run cut-off and a 5:30 pm overall cut-off.  Participants may still opt into or out of the Elite/Early wave on race weekend by going to the Troubleshooting Desk. This must be done at the event site as the registration database is now closed.
  • Every year, we allow participants age 50+ to go ahead of the younger age group waves to speed up the day for those competitors.  After that, the waves go from youngest to oldest (45-49).  In odd years, including this year, the women go first while in even years the men go first.
  • A note to relay teams: All relay teams go off in wave 2 unless they are anchored by a swimmer who is simultaneously competing as an individual. In that case, the swimmer must start in their assigned age/gender wave to avoid gaining an advantage over their fellow individual competitors. That team’s time will not start until their swimmer enters their assigned wave.