HEADQUARTERS HOTEL - The Grotto Bay Beach Resort: 

We are pleased to announce that the Grotto Bay Beach Resort will be the official event resort. Grotto Bay has offered a discounted event rate for those coming to the Round the Sound Swim. DAM has a limited number of rooms blocked. This is a popular resort this time of year so please reserve ASAP.  This special rate requires two (2) nights deposit payable to DAM at the time of reservation.  All rooms must be paid in full to DAM by August 1, 2012. The deposit is refundable up until 14 days before arrival date.

Complimentary group transportation to the swim event will be provided to those swimmers staying at Grotto Bay.

Race entry is $119.00 by August 1, 2012 need to be completed online by the Swimmer. DAM will not be submitting your individual race entry. Race fee includes pre-race dinner, t-shirt, swim cap, and event transportaion.



Distances offered: 10K 7.25K 4K 2K and 0.8K
The swim is in a protected bay so the water is relatively calm and the water temperature is 78-80.

Junior 12 and under
Teen 13-19 years
Open 20-39 years
Masters 40 -59 years
Senior 60+ years


Thursday October 11, 2012
Fly to Bermuda

Friday October 12, 2012

8:30 AM Sunrise Yoga & swimmers stretching on the Grotto Beach.

10:00 AM Meet at front of Grotto Bay for transportation to group swim (optional).

Saturday October 13, 2012

8:30 AM Sunrise Yoga & swimmers stretching on the Grotto Beach.

10:00 AM Meet at front of Grotto Bay for transportation to group swim (optional).

3:30 PM MANDATORY pre-event briefing at Palmetto Gardens (former site of the old Palmetto Hotel) located on Harrington Sound. This is the location of the event finish. Event t-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed and the event course, timeline, rules, and questions will be answered at this meeting. After this meeting and weather permitting we have tentative plans to take a boat tour of the course.

7:00 PM Pasta loading dinner at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort (headquarters hotel)

Sunday October 14, 2012

9:00 AM -Check in at the front lobby of Grotto Bay. Bus transportation will then be provided to the race start. We will post the race day timeline with specific check in times on Saturday evening in the front lobby of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

10:00 AM – Start 10K (Other events start in a staggered fashion from different locations)

2:00 PM (approx) Awards Ceremony at the beach area at Palmetto Bay. After the awards ceremony bus transportation will be provided back to the Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

Evening – Swimmers and Friends Social. (Location and time TBD)

Monday October 15, 2012
Fly back home to Dallas

Additional Important information:

***For travel to Bermuda, you must have a current/valid passport. It is your responsibility to meet all entrance and departure requirements. Please check with the airlines and your government for additional requirements.

***It is your responsibility to attend the mandatory pre-race check in and all scheduled meetings as important event information and potential changes will be discussed.

***If you decide to change the distance category you have entered you must do so by October 1, 2012 with the event director Randy Nutt.

*** Water stops are provided along the course.

***Due to the nature and complexity of this event no refunds will be given for any reason including event cancellation. The race director(s) reserve the right to modify any and all information relating to this race at any time. As a condition of participation in this event all participants will be required to sign a Waiver/Release of Liability and also an event authorization form at the mandatory check in.