1. The Crew Chief is ultimately in-charge of all crew activities and, as a result, has the ultimate authority for all decisions within his/her respective crew.
2. The Crew Chief maintains constant status on his/her athlete’s physical, mental, and emotional health, and provides the athlete with clear and sober input with respect to decisions made by the athlete.
a. The Crew Chief should take the time prior to the event, and periodically during the event, to specifically discuss with his/her athlete, and fully understand, the athlete’s goals, objectives, desires, concerns, and strategies with respect to the event.
b. The Crew Chief should maintain a written Athlete Journal with respect to the athlete’s food and fluid intake, urination and bowel movements, sleep, mood and temperament during each discipline transition, among other key health indicators agreed to with the athlete prior to the event.
c. The Crew Chief should complete and submit the Daily Report to the event staff as soon as possible after his/her athlete has completed the day’s course in its entirety.
3. The Crew Chief is the primary communicator with his/her athlete and, except for extraordinary circumstances, the single spokesperson for his/her athlete and crew to the event staff with respect to all matters.
4. The Crew Chief is responsible for knowing the exact location of his/her athlete on the course at all times and for ensuring that the athlete and crew stay on-course by providing necessary directions and guidance to his/her athlete and crew members throughout the event.
5. The Crew Chief is responsible for tracking all swim, bike, and run times of his/her athlete, and in the event any swim occurs in a pool, he/she will count laps completed by athlete to ensure full swim distance is accomplished.
6. The Crew Chief ensures that the crew functions effectively, efficiently, and safely and that this does not become the responsibility or concern of the athlete and/or the event staff.
7. The Crew Chief must be able to fluently read, write, and speak English.
1. The Driver is responsible for the safe operation of the athlete/crew vehicle, including:
a. Adherence to all applicable traffic laws and customs;
b. Ensure operators of the vehicle are alert and rest routinely;
c. Safe exit and entry of the vehicle by crew members and athlete on the course;
d. Display of applicable safety/informational signage on the vehicle; and
e. Proper fueling and any necessary maintenance of the vehicle.
2. It is imperative that the Driver keep the safety of the athlete, crew, and general public his/her paramount concern at all times while on the course, particularly with respect to “shadowing” his/athlete and selecting locations to safely pull off the road and rendezvous with the athletes, other crews, or event staff.
3. The Driver will have studied and be familiar with each of the five cycle and run courses and have asked any clarifying questions to the event staff with respect to these courses before the start of each day. In addition, the Driver will designate another crew member to help navigate as necessary.
4. Although others may share in the responsibility, the Driver is responsible for picking up and returning the vehicle each day as necessary.
a. Upon landing and arrival at the airport, the Driver will leave the others (who will fetch the luggage and tend to their athlete), while he/she goes to pick-up the car.
b. When it’s time to return the rental car, this person will drop the athlete and other crew at curbside in order for them to start the check-in process. The driver should have no checked luggage as they will be checking in separate from the group.
5. The Driver must be at least 21-years-old, possess a valid driver’s license, possess a valid credit card (necessary for vehicle rental), and be familiar and comfortable with driving in the United States.
1. This person is responsible for procuring, organizing, and dispensing all supplies for his/her athlete and crew, including:
a. Procurement of water and ice at the start of each day either before or during the athlete’s swim;
b. Planning, preparing, and dispensing of nutrition and fluid to the athlete, in accordance with the expressed needs and wants of the athlete; and
c. Planning, preparing, and dispensing of nutrition and fluid to each member of the crew in order for the crew to remain well-nourished throughout the event.
2. The LM is responsible for organizing all supplies and luggage in the vehicle at the start and throughout each day, potentially using labeled zip-lock bags within luggage and/or other organizational units that are readily transportable.
3. The LM is responsible for getting the athlete’s bike to the event staff as soon as possible after his/her athlete has completed each day’s bike course and ensure that it is disassembled and packed properly in the athlete’s bike box/luggage.
4. The LM is responsible for getting the athlete’s bike box/luggage to the event staff as soon as possible, or at the direction of the event staff, prior to the start of each day’s swim and ensure that it is assembled properly in accordance with his/her athlete’s needs and preferences.
5. The LM is responsible for keeping track of all luggage and materials belonging to his/her athlete and crew while in-transit (eg., at the airport prior to check-in, all carry-on luggage while traveling through the airports and while entering/exiting aircraft, while using any ground transportation, upon check-in/check-out at lodging, etc.)
6. The LM is responsible for any social media efforts requested by his/her athlete.
*Crews consisting of more than three members may have more than one Driver or LM.