Orientation Slides, 4th Olango Challenge


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Slides used for the orientation of the 4th Olango Challenge. An event by Philippine Business for Social Progress and the Philippine Aquatic Sports Association. Held on April 30, 2011, Tambuli East in Mactan, Cebu.

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Orientation Slides, 4th Olango Challenge

  1. 1. 4 th Olango Challenge Swim for Nature, Swim for the Future Open Water Marathon Swimming Event to Benefit Olango Island
  2. 2. About the Challenge <ul><li>First open water swim competition in the country </li></ul><ul><li>Test event prior to the naming of the national team for the 28 th SEA Games in Indonesia (Nov. 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Fund raising swim for the benefit of the people of Olango Island </li></ul><ul><li>Advocating a clean, safe environment and drowning prevention </li></ul>
  3. 3. In Support of Olango Island
  4. 4. OC Funds <ul><li>Building schools </li></ul><ul><li>Inland reforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Building sanitary facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Communal/school based vermicomposting </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1 st Olango Challenge
  6. 6. 2 nd Olango Challenge
  7. 7. 3 rd Olango Challenge
  8. 8. Race Route
  9. 9. Tides on Day of Event <ul><li>2011-04-30 9:42 AM PHT 1.16 meters High Tide </li></ul><ul><li>2011-04-30 4:07 PM PHT 0.22 meters Low Tide </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reminders <ul><li>Safety first </li></ul><ul><li>Bancas: where to get food and water (please don’t throw in water) </li></ul><ul><li>For competitive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No walking, no hanging on to the boats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turning buoys should be on your right except Crimson pier where you have to tap the pier </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Reminders <ul><li>Mass start: both competitive and fun at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Note your numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Wave when in trouble </li></ul><ul><li>2k: Once clockwise around course </li></ul><ul><li>6K: Thrice clockwise around course </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reminders <ul><li>Follow buoys </li></ul><ul><li>Turning point markers: w/ yellow flags (right shoulder nearest turning point marker: either buoy or banca) </li></ul><ul><li>Headed north: stay near shore </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to turn properly around the buoys </li></ul>
  13. 13. Reminders <ul><li>Caution on jetskis and bancas </li></ul><ul><li>Be reminded of markers and buoys </li></ul><ul><li>Finish line with orange tarp: go between the two white poles that hold the tarp </li></ul><ul><li>Limit of 3 hours </li></ul>
  14. 14. Pertinent Rules and Regulations <ul><li>Minimum age: 14 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive swimmers must abide by FINA rules </li></ul><ul><li>Participants must swim the prescribed course </li></ul><ul><li>No one should undertake any open water event unless physically fit, in excellent health, and fully expected to finish </li></ul>
  15. 15. Race Route <ul><li>Start/Relay Exchange/Finish area: in the beach near white buoys </li></ul><ul><li>Water will be provided at Crimson pier, and boats indicated as such in the race layout </li></ul><ul><li>Turning buoys should be on your right shoulder when passing them </li></ul>
  16. 16. Race Route <ul><li>Relay exchange should be on the right hand side of the finish area from the water </li></ul><ul><li>Relay participants must tag each other before the next swimmer comes into the course </li></ul><ul><li>For safety rea </li></ul>
  17. 17. Race Route
  18. 18. Tambuli
  19. 19. Tambuli
  20. 20. Tambuli
  21. 21. Crimson
  22. 22. Crimson
  23. 23. Crimson