Jeffreys Bay will host the prestigious Eastern Province Open Water Swim Champs this weekend at Marina Martinique.
The event is the last opportunity for swimmers to qualify for the South African Open Water Swim Champs to be held in April at a venue still to be confirmed.
Local swimmers Caro de Jager, Seth de Swart, JC Van Wyk and Brenton Williams have all been selected in the provisional EP team for the national championships.
The format of the EP Champs will follow international standards with the 10 K marathon swim and the 3 K swim taking place on Saturday afternoon.
Marina Martinique is regarded as the best open water swim venue in the Eastern Cape and swimmers from all over South Africa are expected to attend the event.
Online entries can be made at www.ecswim.co.za
The full programme is:
Saturday 28th January 2012
Event 1 – 13h00 : 10km Mixed Swim
Event 2 – 15h00 : 3km Mixed Swim
Sunday 29th January 2012
Event 3 – 09h00 : 5km Mixed Swim
Event 4 – 10h30 : Kids 14u 500m swim
Event 5 – 10h50 : Kids 10u Bank to Bank
Event 6 – 11h00 : 1km Mixed Swim
10km: R 100
5km, 3km, 1km Swims : R60.00