1.1. Langkawi Swimming Festival 2021 is organised in accordance to the rules and regulations of Tough Gorilla Ventures, hereby referred to as “The Organiser”.
1.2. The Organiser reserves the right to use any photograph, motion picture, recording, or any other record of this race and its participants for any legitimate purpose, including promotion, placements and commercial advertising.
1.3. Langkawi Swimming Festival 2021 is organised by Tough Gorilla Ventures. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event without any prior notification, in which case, the fees are non-refundable. By signing up for this event, you acknowledged your consent to receive future events notification and products information from The Organiser via email.
2.1. Participants must meet the qualifying age to compete in their respective category:
Junior 16 – 19
Master 20 – 29
Master 30 – 39
Master 40 – 49
Master 50 – 59
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2.2. Participant must reach the age stipulated above on the 31st of December 2020 to qualify to join the Swim.
2.3. Participation is open to all Malaysians and non-Malaysians alike.
2.4. Participants below the age of 18 must seek parental or guardian consent and fill in the relevant indemnity form when registering online. Failing which, The Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to the participant.
2.5. Participants under the age 7 are strictly prohibited from joining the 400meter category.
2.6. Registration will not be accepted after the closing date.
2.7. Race entry is non-transferable and non-refundable. To ensure that your race details are correct, please check and update your personal by Thursday, 11th November 2021.
2.8. Please note that only changes to personal particulars will be accepted. The Organiser reserves the right to close registration before the official closing date should participation reaches its capacity before the date mentioned.
2.9. The Organiser will not be responsible for any dispute arising from incomplete details given by participants.
2.10. Participants agreed to abide by all stipulated Rules and Regulations by The Organiser (Tough Gorilla Ventures) upon submission of the registration form and payment made for this event.
2.11. The Organiser reserves the right to limit and refuse entries.
2.12. Confirmation slip will be sent to the participant’s email address after the registration is successfully complete. Each participant can only take part in a single competitive category.
2.13. The registration will only be completed when full payment is made.
2.14. The actual distance of the respective competitive categories will be subjected to further confirmation with the sanctioning party before the race event.
3.1. While every reasonable precaution will be taken by The Organiser to ensure participants' safety, participants take part at their own risks and The Organiser shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage, whether personal or otherwise, and howsoever arising.
3.2. The Organiser reserves the right to remove any unattended bags at the event premises for security reasons and will not be responsible for any losses or damages to the belongings. Only registered participants for the respective category are allowed access to the Start Point.
3.3. Participants must do body marking with assigned number on the arm. Participants without body marking will be taken off the course by the officials and may result in disqualification.
3.4. A participant's failure to observe the Rules and Regulations may result in disqualification.
3.5. A grace period of 5 minutes after the commencement of the race will be given for latecomers. Any participant who reports later than this grace period will not be allowed to participate in the race. Latecomers should be aware that their timings commence when the race begins. Latecomers are not eligible for prize winning.
3.6. A deposit of RM100 or equivalent must accompany the appropriate protest and will be refunded if the protest is successful. All decisions made by the Appeal Board shall be final and irrefutable. The Organiser reserves the right to stop any participant deemed physically unfit (i.e. severe physical harm) from continuing the race. All participants are required to report at the Start Point at least 30 minutes prior to flag-off time.
3.7. Any disputes arising from the participation in the Langkawi Swimming Festival 2021competitive race shall be referred to Arbitration to be conducted in Malaysia under the law of Malaysia Arbitration Court. A participant who protests against another competitor or notifies of violation by a contestant must do so in writing to The Organiser within 30 minutes of the release of the official results.
3.8. In accordance with FINA Rules, a swimmer must retire from the race immediately if requested by any member of the official medical staff.
3.9. All participants who successfully complete the race will be awarded a Finisher's Medal at the Finish Line. All participants who successfully complete the race will be awarded an Online Certificate of Achievement, to be downloaded by participants. Participants who fail to complete or was disqualified will not be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement. Finisher shirt for 8km finisher only.
4. Race Pack Collection
4.1. All registered participants are to collect their race packs which include the Swim Cap, Race T-Shirt and sponsors item at the race expo which will be held on the 11th December 2021. The venue will be advised in due time.
4.2. Race pack will NOT be issued to the participants after the designated collection period.
4.3. For collection, please bring along the confirmation slip or NRIC/Passport for verification purposes.
4.4. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse participants without the required documents from collecting their race packs.
4.5. If participants are unable to collect their Race Pack in person, they may authorize a representative to collect on behalf. Please download the authorization of collection form from the website.
5. Timing Device
5.1. The adopted timing device is the sole means of race timing measurement.
5.2. The Organizer will not be responsible for any inaccuracy in participant’s race timings. An identification antenna is embedded in the timing device for competitive participants.
5.3. The partcipant’s particulars and timings will be recorded electronically. Participants who fail to bring their timing on the event day will not participate as competitive participants.
5.4. The Organizer will not refund participants who forget to bring their timing device on the race day.
5.5. Competitive participants are to swim through the gantries set up at various points of the route. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
6. Safety & Medical Advisory
6.1. Should any participant feel unwell in the course of the race, he/she should stop and seek immediate medical attention at designated medical posts.
6.2. Participants should prepare themselves adequately and gradually increase the duration and intensity of their training over several weeks prior to the event. Participants should ensure that they are well-rested and well-hydrated prior to the swim. Participants are advised not to attend the event should they have fever, cough, breathing difficulties or severe muscle ache.
6.3. Participants are advised to consult their medical practitioner to certify them fit to participate in the event. Participants who have doubts about their suitability to participate in this event (e.g. those on medication or those who have had recent health complaints) are advised to consult their medical practitioner prior to participation in the event.
6.4. To minimize injuries, always do at least 15 minutes of warm-up/stretching before the start and at the end of your trainings and on the race day. Participants are advised against the consumption of alcohol or stimulants or any kind of drugs within 24 hours of the race day. Participants are advised dress accordingly for the swim, no wet suits allowed and ensure that they are well-rested & hydrated on the day of the event.
7. Prize Winners
7.1. Winners will be determined based on timing reflected by the timing chip (Net time)
7.2. All prize winners must report to the Secretariat booth within 30 minutes after
7.3. All prize winners and result will be endorsed by race referees.
8. New Normal Standard Operations Procedure (SOP) ( Post Covid 19)
All participants must follow the plan and SOP approved by authority which details of the
SOP will be stipulated in Race Book.