Important advice for athletes racing in Geneva

By Paul Groves | 08 Jul, 2015

Please note the information concerning the high air and water temperatures in Geneva at the present time:

High temperatures:
As is the case across most of Europe, Geneva is experiencing extremely high temperatures, forecasted to remain throughout the event.

We would like to remind athletes, staff and accompanying family/friends to take extra precautions.

Prevention measures
• Stay well hydrated at all times, before, during and after the event
• When possible, wear a cap or hat to protect your head from the sun
• Wear sunscreen
• Try to bike and run early in the morning

Prevention measures taken by LOC
• Sprays will be placed on the run course for athletes to step under & cool down
• Provisions for extra water are in place if necessary

Duck fleas*
Due to high water temperatures, duck fleas have proliferated in our lake. This can create moderate to severe itching without gravity from the minutes following a lake swim and for up to 15 days after the appearance.

Prevention measures for the athlete
• Prefer to swim in deep water and not near the shores
• Avoid long bathing times
• Energetically dry with a towel and shower quickly after swimming
• Use of wetsuit and Vaseline can help
• After swim familiarization and if you are swimming within the allowed swimming zones of the lake, please rinse off

Prevention measures taken by the LOC
• A water jet will be situated at the exit of the AG swim exit and the Elite swim exit. Additional to this, showers will be located at the start area during the swim familiarizations.

(*) The “duck flea”, a natural and common phenomenon, unrelated to pollution. Even on a beach whose bacterial hygiene is impeccable, there may be a risk of occurrence of “swimmer’s itch” or “Duck fleas”, particularly in shallow waters, rich in vegetation and with temperatures above 20 ° C. This parasitic infection can cause moderate to severe itching, fortunately without any gravity. To prevent its appearance, it is recommended to rinse off or shower immediately after exciting the lake and then rub vigorously with a towel. If the rash still appears, avoid scratching to prevent secondary bacterial infections, a soothing skin lotion can help reduce the itch. The rash disappears without a trace in 10 to 20 days.

Related Event: 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships
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Results: 30-34 Female AG Sprint
1. Danica Bonello Spiteri MLT 01:14:07
2. Maria Hivner GER 01:14:56
3. Céline Dupuis SUI 01:15:43
4. Margaret Seguna MLT 01:16:36
5. Claire Coey GBR 01:17:16
6. Lauraann Mcgill GBR 01:17:23
7. Holly Grundon GBR 01:19:02
8. Charmaine Sterling GBR 01:19:10
9. Paula Foley IRL 01:19:11
10. Katherine Barrett GBR 01:19:47
Results: 30-34 Male AG
1. Jérôme Blanc FRA 01:57:13
2. James Travers GBR 01:59:59
3. Felix Saur GER 02:00:01
4. Luca Bertaccini ITA 02:00:36
5. David Roper GBR 02:02:06
6. Thomas Thalhammer AUT 02:02:15
7. Alex Foster GBR 02:02:22
8. Urs Schiess SUI 02:03:47
9. Graham Borg MLT 02:03:49
10. Sébastien Jossi SUI 02:04:16
Results: 30-34 Male AG Sprint
1. Isacco Andrenucci ITA 01:05:44
2. Wolfgang Mangold AUT 01:07:05
3. Thomas Thalhammer AUT 01:07:06
4. Alan O'Brien IRL 01:08:43
5. Scott Wardman GBR 01:09:21
6. Djalil Baiou GBR 01:09:46
7. Thomas Winkelmann GER 01:10:03
8. Grant Ormerod GBR 01:10:20
9. Andrew Bedford GBR 01:10:21
10. Francois Fontaine FRA 01:11:03
Results: 35-39 Female AG
1. Franzisca Widmer SUI 02:11:15
2. Sylvia Gehnböck AUT 02:13:16
3. Franziska Fleck GER 02:14:03
4. Gunhild Berntsen NOR 02:18:59
5. Anja Kobs GER 02:19:10
6. Rachel Beck SUI 02:19:44
7. Alys Mathew GBR 02:20:54
8. Karen Lennox GBR 02:21:29
9. Ellie Astins GBR 02:21:39
10. Dominique Lothaller AUT 02:21:52