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Join Student Life Recreational Sports on December 4, 2019 for WIPEOUT! This event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and all participants must be in line by 8:30 p.m. to participate. To participate, a valid BuckID and appropriate swimwear such as swim trunks and a one piece athletic swimsuit are needed. 

Finish with the fastest time and win a pair of Beats headphones! 

Make sure to abide by the following rules to avoid disqualification. 


For your safety and the wellness of all Wipeout! participants please follow these tips to help prevent the spread of illness:

  • If you have been sick with gastrointestinal symptoms or had diarrhea in the past 2 weeks you may not participate in Wipeout!
  • Shower thoroughly with soap before entering the pool
  • Do not swallow pool water and keep the water out of your mouth

Showers and soap will be available on the pool deck and are strongly encouraged prior to participating in Wipeout!

Wipeout! Protocol

  • You should be a strong swimmer who is comfortable in deep water. Anyone who is not a strong swimmer is required to wear a professional flotation device (provided). WIPEOUT! is not recommended for non-swimmers.
  • Proper swimwear is required to participate. T-shirts should be worn over two piece swim-suits due to the nature of this activity.
  • WIPEOUT! is designed to be an individual effort, racing against the clock. You are not permitted to touch, push, trip, wrestle OR DISTRACT OTHER PARTICIPATS.
  • Anyone exhibiting unsafe or reckless behavior will be disqualified.
  • No swimming underneath any part of the course.
  • If you fall to the left or right side of the course, you must climb back onto the course in the same spot.
  • If you fall inside a course element, you may swim forward to the next section.
  • If at any time you feel you can't continue, hold onto the course and wave to the nearest lifeguard for assistance. 
  • You will be provided with an ankle brace BibTag to record your time. Your time begins when you cross the start pad and ends when you cross the finish pad on the pool deck.
  • Personal items can be dropped off at the start of the course and retrieved after you finish. Rec Sports is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • On-deck changing rooms are available for those needing to change into swimsuits. Lockers are not available. Towels will be available at the end of the course.
  • You must return your ankle brace BibTag upon the completion of the race. If you do not return your ankle brace BibTag immediately upon finishing, your results will be impacted.