JBay to host EP Open Water Swim Champs

Swimmers from all over the Eastern Cape will be descending upon Jeffreys Bay during February to compete in the prestigious EP Open Water Swim Champs.

Marina Martinique is the home of open water swimming in the Eastern Cape
Marina Martinique is the home of open water swimming in the Eastern Cape

The event will be held at Marina Martinique, the home of open water swimming in the province.

Round one of the Metsi EP Champs will take place on 8 February, with the 10 km and the 3 km being the official championship events. The events are sponsored by Metsi Water Solutions.

Round two will take place on 22 Feb, with the 5 km event being the official championship event.

The Metsi EP Champs are being held over two rounds to enable swimmers to compete in as many championship events as possible, said event organiser Brenton Williams.

“Marina Martinique is regarded as one of the best open water swim venues in South Africa and has hosted the EP Champs since 2010,” added Williams.

Entries for the EP Champs have opened at www.swimmingplus.com


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All swimmers are invited to swim at the EP Champs and there are no qualifying times.

However, only swimmers registered with Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics will be eligible for selection to the team that will compete in the South African Open Water Swim Champs.

Local swimmers can still join the JBay Swim Club and train at Marina Martiniqiue every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5:45 pm.

The swimmers meet near the Infood Blu Café and visiting swimmers are also invited to join in.

Learn to swim lessons and squad training started this week at the Edge Fitness Club.

For more information, email [email protected]

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