Support craft will be patrolling the course for the duration of the swim. If a swimmer feels they need help, please raise your hand and attract attention from water safety personnel for assistance. However, please note that the Cole Classic cannot guarantee your safety.
Warning is given to all entrants that the Cole Classic is a demanding event and possible risks include drowning, collisions, shark attack, marine stings, sandbars and rocks.
Swimmers enter at their own risk, are responsible for their own physical condition and are urged to train a have a medical check prior to entry. A swimmer deemed incapable of completing the course may be brought to shore by the water safety personnel at any time.
Any swimmer who does pull out of the event must notify an event official once they returned to the beach and return their timing chip immediately so that the persons safety can be accounted for. While in the water, all swimmers must comply with the directions of water safety personnel.
It is the responsibility of the swimmer to inform themselves of beach and ocean conditions. All swimmers must be in attendance for a start briefing.