FAQ

1. What is Liberty Wave?
Liberty Wave is a 3-day open water swim event from 29 Sep – 1 Oct 2017, comprising of:
• Day 1: Wave Pack Collection and Wave Eats
• Day 2: Wave Class
• Day 3: Wave Kids and Race the Waves

2. How can I register for the event?
There will be an update as to when registration will start. Stay tuned!


3. What are the payment modes?
Online payment with Mastercard or Visa is accepted. Cash payment is not accepted.


4. What do I do if I have issues with my registration?

Do drop us an email at info@libertywave.sg. Alternatively, you may contact us at +65 8341 4255.


5. How do I know if my registration is complete and confirmed?

You will receive an email confirmation upon successful registration for the event. Alternatively, you can retrieve your information slip from the Liberty Wave website.


6. What is the age limit to participate?

The minimum age to participate in Race the Waves is 13 years old. For Wave Kids, it is 7 to 12 years old.


7. I’ve never swum in open water before. Can I still enter this race?
Yes, no prior open water experience is required. However, please ensure that you are confident of swimming in the open waters.


8. Do I get a refund if I choose to withdraw?

No. All registrations are non-refundable.


9. Can I transfer my registration if I choose to withdraw from the race?

Yes, race registrations can be transferrable for a fee of S$15. However, the intended participant must be entering the same race category and event already signed up for. Please contact info@libertywave.sg or +65 8341 4255 should you wish to transfer your registration.


10. Do I enjoy special rates if I am joining as a group of more than 10 people?

Yes, there will be a group discount of 5%. Do send in an email to info@libertywave.sg for more details.

1. Can I swim with my child in Wave Kids?
For the safety of other kids, parents will not be able to swim in the event. However, parents can stand along the beach to overlook your children. In addition, if a parent is participating in any of the race events, stand to enjoy a discounted rate for your kids at S$20.


2. How many race categories are there?

Kids Event: 300m
Individual Events: 1km, 2km and 4km
Team Event: 4 x 1km (team of 4 members, each to swim a distance of 1km)


3. Are the team events mixed gender or gender specific?

Team events must be of mixed gender, with a minimum of 1 person per gender per team.


4. How are team winners determined?

All swimmers will be given a timing chip to be worn around the wrist that will record each individual’s timing. Winners will be determined by the fastest timing.


5. Where do I deposit my bag on Race Day?

There will be a baggage deposit area at the race venue itself. Do note that the Organizer will not be responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.

6. What sizes does the event t-shirt come in?

Refer here for the t-shirt sizing chart.


7. What should I wear for the race? Do I need to wear a wetsuit?

A wetsuit is not required. However, participants are required to wear appropriate swimming attire, googles, and the official swim cap which is provided in the Wave Pack.

8. Is body marking compulsory?

Yes, body marking is compulsory. Participants are required to have their race numbers marked on their arms and shoulder blades. There will be a booth at the event site for you to draw on the markings.

9. What are timing chips and what do I do with them?

Microchip transponders (timing chips) will be given out on the race day, and are used to record your swim timings. Please secure the timing chip to your wrist throughout the swim, and return it upon finishing your swim. Participants are responsible for the timing chips, and failure to return it to the Organization will result in a fine of S$30.

10. I have signed up for more than one race. Do I need more than one timing chip?

Yes, you will be given one timing chip for each race that you have signed up for. Please ensure that you have the right number of chips, and return the same number as well.

11. Is there a cut-off time for the races?

Individual/Team 1km: 40min
Individual 2km: 60min
Individual 4km: 1h 45min


12. What happens if I am unable to complete the race within the stipulated cut-off time?

Our safety boats will locate you in the water and bring you back to shore on the safety boats if you exceed the stipulated cut-off time for your race category as the next category will have to start on time.


13. What happens if I am unable to complete the race?

For participants in either the kids or adult categories, you will not receive a finisher medal nor a certificate of participation should you be unable to complete the race to be fair to others who do.


14. What if I am injured or need assistance during the swim?

We have safety boats along the entire race route, as well as the medical support on site should you require medical assistance. Please alert any of the event crew or safety personnel if you feel unwell.

15. What if it rains?

Due to safety concerns, the swim will be cancelled.


16. Will I be refunded if the race is called off due to bad weather or other reasons?

No. If the race is cancelled, there will be no refund of registration fee. This is stated under our Terms & Conditions.

17. Am I allowed to bring my camera or phone into the water?

Yes. However, the Organizer will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury. Please ensure that your devices are well-secured to prevent injury to yourself and other participants.

18. Will there be photographers and videographers?

Yes, there will be official photographers and videographers for the event. Pictures and videos taken may be used for publicity purposes. Please inform the photographers and videographers if you are not comfortable with having your photo taken.

19. What time do I have to arrive at the race site?

Depending on your swim event, the reporting times and flag off times will differ. The reporting and flag off times will be in the following sequence, starting from the earliest: 4km Individual, 2km Individual and 1km Individual/Team. Exact times will be sent to you closer to the date.

20. Are there any Rules and Regulations for the race?

Yes. Click here to view the Rules and Regulations for the race.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions for Liberty Wave.

Click here to download the guidebook.

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