The table outlines the wave times for the 2018 Event, we have explained the category changes below.
For the 2018 Event, the first wave will be the Queens Baton Relay and 5.45am with Champions of the Channel (solos only) leaving the beach at 5:46am.
The RCSA will email all solos their allocated wave based on the uploaded qualifying time. All solo waves are seeded.
Duos have two waves and the wave number is allocated by gender.
Team’s wave numbers are based on their category (all the ages of the team added together). For safety reasons, the RCSA allocates the wave/cap colour that each team will leave in. Categories/wave numbers for teams are set from Tuesday, 20 December 2017 and cannot be changed. If a team member is substituted and the age total changes, the team is required to leave still leave in the same wave however they will compete in their age category as determine on race morning. The race caps for the waves are included in the race packs.
*Please note that there will be no category changes for teams now that the race numbers have been set. When you collect your race pack, the swim cap colour is the wave you will be leaving the beach on.