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USAT / Series Wetsuit Rules

All Set Up Events Series will follow the wetsuit guidelines set forth by USA Triathlon. Those guidelines state:

  • USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
  • USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.

For Set Up Event Series scoring purposes:

  • If the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower everyone will receive series scoring points.
  • If the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees and you elect to wear a wetsuit, you will officially receive "0" points for that event. The event will count towards the minimum number of required events to become eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or higher, no one may wear wetsuits and everyone will receive series scoring points.

Set Up Events has a mandatory wetsuit requirement for temperatures below a certain number for safety reasons.

  • If the water temperature is below 65 degree a wetsuit will be mandatory for any competitor. Any type of wetsuit may be worn, (John or Full). Any person who is not wearing a wetsuit will not be allowed to compete.
  • If the water temperature is below 58 degree a FULL wetsuit will be mandatory for any competitor.  Any person whois not wearing a FULL wetsuit will not be allowed to compete.

Expected water temperatures will be posted leading up to the event.