Perfect conditions greeted swimmers for round one of the Metsi Open Water Swim Series at Marina Martinique on Sunday.
A number of South African qualifying times were swum in the 10km, 5km, and 3km events.
Veteran Jeffreys Bay swimmer JC Van Wyk was the first local in the water when he swam the 5km event and finished in a credible sixth position against the young speedsters in the field.
In the 3km swim Seth de Swart was the first local swimmer to finish and he came second in his age group as well.
Michell Strydom also had a good swim, claiming the silver medal in her age group.
Paul du Plessis had a great start to his season, and also finished second in his age group.
Danre Du Preez (10 years) and MC Strydom (9 years) both finished their first ever 1km swim, after moving up from the 500m distance this season.
Noah de Swart (8 years) was the youngest swimmer to complete the 500m swim, while Aiden de Villiers, Landré Botes, Abriella Bredell, Issataya Bredell, Richard Janse Van Rensburg and Abigail Janse Van Rensburg all completed the bank to bank swim.
The next Metsi Open Water Swim event will take place at Marina Martinique on November 16. Entries are open at www.swimmingplus.com
JBay Swim Club trains at the Marina (from the beach at the Infood Blu restaurant) at 17:45 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
All are welcome to attend. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.