OPEN WATER EVENTS:
Sunday April 2nd, 2017
Devonport Swim Club's popular, long-standing annual sea swim event. 2.2k ocean
swim from Narrow Neck Beach to Balmain Reserve on Cheltenham Beach.
Swim Event Details
DAYLIGHT SAVING: Don't forget that daylight saving ends at 3am on Sunday morning, so you get an extra hour for pre-race meditation
COURSE: Approx 2.2km from Narrow Neck Beach to Balmain Reserve, Cheltenham Beach
CATEGORIES: Individual - Senior Male (15+), Senior Female (15+), Junior Male (14-), Junior Female(14-)
REGISTRATIONS: There are NO swim-day registrations.
CONFIRMATIONS: Swim day confirmations are open from 8.30am at Narrow Neck Beach. To minimise queues, please remember your eTicket number that was emailed to you upon sign-up (or print and bring the eTicket along).
GEAR: Your gear will be transported in a secure trailer to Balmain Reserve for collection at the conclusion of your swim.
Please ensure you use a water proof/water resistant bag as the trailer is not covered.
REQUIREMENTS: Wet suits are optional. Coloured swim caps are compulsory.
RACE BRIEFING: A full race briefing will be given at Narrow Neck Beach at 09:50am.
START TIME: The Start Horn goes at 10:00am from Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport
After Event Details
HOT FOOD / DRINKS: We will be serving up fresh Bacon & Egg Pie from Baked Devonport plus drinks, free to all entrants
PRIZES: We have a number of spot prizes from local businesses, and generous cash prizes for the top two swimmers in each category.
SHOWERS: Auckland Council will be keeping the water turned on at Balmain Reserve for Sunday. There are cold showers in the changing rooms plus an alfresco shower outside the Ladies changing room. There may also be a portable warm shower courtesy of Andrew Graham.
It is likely that Sunday April 2nd will be very humid with the temperature reaching 22C before 11am. There is a northerly breeze forecast and a chance of showers.
We will review the conditions at 7:30am with safety of all swimmers paramount.
We will make a GO or NO GO decision, and update the following website at 8am on Sunday morning:
Note: If a decision is made to cancel (NO GO) there will be no alternative course
Round North Head Classic Ocean Swim
Torpedo Bay (1.2km) & Windsor Reserve (2.5km),
Includes 1.2km Short Course for Juniors and Seniors from Torpedo
Bay Beach to Balmain Reserve.
Includes 2.5km Short Course for Juniors and Seniors and Birthday Suiters (naked) from Windsor Reserve Beach to Balmain Reserve
Saturday, March 28th 2015
Well done to all those entered in
the Cheltenham Charge on Saturday. For many it was their first
sea swim, and for some the longest distance so far.
We swam 500m
from Bath St to Balmain Reserve. It was a great confidence builder
for our younger swimmers, and may be the spark that encourages
further future participation in other sea swims. Keep out for
next years event, where we hope to keep it growing. Chris.
from the 2015
Devonport Swim Club groups organise regular social events on
a casual basis.