The annual Marina Mile, one of the bucket list events on the Jeffreys Bay holiday programme, takes place tomorrow morning in the canals of Marina Martinique.
One fortunate swimmer will win a Casio XL G Shock watch, compliments of Gabriel Jeweller and Casio.
Living up to G-Shock’s reputation for big case designs, the X-Large G is a black resin band digital watch with a black face.
Shock resistant, 200M Water resistant and a 1/1000th Second stopwatch with Speed Indicator will see any open water swimmer wear this watch with pride.
If you haven’t already entered the Mile, late entries can still be done at the event tomorrow morning.
Entries close for the Double Mile, 500m and bank to bank swims half an hour before the start, while entries close for the Marina Mile, presented by Nicholas Melck, at 10:30 am.
The programme is:
8:30 am – Double Mile
10:30 am – 500 m swim
11:00 am – bank to bank (40m swim for U10 swimmers – enter at the event for free.
11:30 am – Marina Mile
There is an illustrious field of swimmers taking part in the Marina Mile this year with a number of successful Robben Island swimmers in the mix.
Duncan Edwards, JC Van Wyk, Kendal Wright, Iaian Geddes and Richden Jute are all confirmed entries in the event and they will be joined by 2012 Marina Mile winner Christopher Reid who will be keen to win another Marina Mile title before going to America to continue his swimming career.
Former Eastern Province 25 Km champion and winner of the 2014 Infood Blu Cold Water Classic, Rebecca Newman is also swimming tomorrow and is always a threat at Marina Martinique.
Sunday morning will see the inuagural Dash for Cash take place at 9 am. Swimmers will have to swim multiple 100m dashes across the Marina to put themselves in line to win the R 3000 prize money on offer.
Entries for the Dash for Cash can be done on the day.
Online entries can still be done at www.swimmingplus.com