Jeffreys Bay
Round Two of Metsi Open Water Swim Series takes place on 16 November

Entries are open for Round 2 of the Metsi Open Water Swim Series, which takes place at Marina Martinique this Sunday and is sponsored by Metsi Water Solutions.

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Events on offer range from the extreme 10 K swim, which is an Olympic distance, to the more sedate 5K, 3k, 1K and 500m swims.

There is also a bank to bank event for the U10 swimmers who are new to the sport of open water swimming.

The series is sanctioned by Swim South Africa and swimmers can swim official qualifying times for the National Open Water Swim Champs being held early in 2015.

Entries are open at www.swimmingplus.com

“Swimmers are urged to enter online before the event as this will save a lot of time on the day of the swim,” said event organiser Brenton Williams.

“There will be a late entry fee of R 50 on all entries received on the day, so please make use of the online registration system and enter prior to the time and save some cash.

Only bank to bank swimmers do not have to register prior to the event and can enter on the day,” added Williams.

The Marina Mile has a long history and put open water swimming on the map in Jeffreys Bay.

The Marina Mile has a long history and put open water swimming on the map in Jeffreys Bay.

The date of the Marina Mile, presented by Nicholas Melck, has also been announced. The event, one of the highlights on the Jeffreys Bay holiday calendar will take place on 20 December at Marina Martinique.

There will be a double Mile, a 500m and bank to bank swims, together with the Mile swim.

The Marina Mile is being sponsored by Nicholas Melck, who has been involved with the event since 1993.

“I am stoked to be involved with the Marina Mile and have seen the event grow from the inaugural Mile back in 1993.

Twenty one years later, the Marina Martinique is regarded as one of the best open water swim venues in the world and it’s an honour to partner with Swimming Plus and sponsor the Mile,” said Melck.

The following day will see a new event take place at Marina Martinique – the dash for cash which will be a 100 m sprint event with heats which will lead to a final.

“The event will be open for social as well as serious swimmers with R 3000 prize money on offer,” said Brenton Williams, the organiser.

“The speed and endurance of the swimmers will be put to the test as there will be little recovery time between heats. The dash for cash will be a great event for spectators to watch as well,” added Williams.

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Open water swim training takes place at 5:45 pm every Tuesday and Thursday evening and all are welcome to attend and get fit for the Marina Mile.

Learn to swim and squad training takes place at Edge Fitness Club.

More information can be obtained by mailing brenton@jbaynews.com

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