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Nov
2
Mon
2015
LAKE ELAND MILE – OPEN WATER SWIM (KZN SOUTH AFRICA) @ Lake Eland Game Reserve
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

Lake Eland Mile Open Water Swim takes place each year on the first sunday of November , the next event will take place in the Lake at the Lake Eland Game Reserve, in Kwazulu Natal South coast of South Africa on the 3rd of November 2013. For a truly wild swim experience this is an event not to be missed. Set in the bush amongst wild animals the lake is a draw card for swimmers from all over the world as the location although in the bush is also only 35km away from the beach in the closest town of port Shepstone. The events offered include 500m / mile events and 3000m event which is a SSA qualifying event. The Lake Eland mile sees swimmers from ages 6 - 76 enter the event each year, an activity the entire family can join in for. Cash prizes and Gold Silver and Bronze medals are won each year over 29 different categories and all swimmers receive finishing medals. Although many stands is available for browsing on the day including food stalls, the Reserve allow visitors to bring in their own drinks, gas braais and food should they not wish to purchase food at the venue. Fees for 2013 ranges from R85 per swimmer for team events to R260 (including towels and depending on date of entry) many fee structures are offered in between and largely depend on the date entered, whether a towel is ordered and whether discount applies. Lake Eland Mile offers discounts on entries in 2013, should a swimmer swim more than one event discounts are given and should a swimmer be a pensioner 20% discount on entry fees are offered. Entries in 2013 can be done online at http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za loads of info can also be accessed on the Lake Eland Mile section of the Margate Swimming Club website, who is the host of this annual event. Click top links for more info on directions, accommodation, entry procedures, maps and don't forget the Pre-Entry Prize draw for a holiday on offer for a family of 4 if you enter before 30 September 2013. Bring the whole family, make it a fun day out or a weekend trip or incorporate it in a week's holiday, very rare you find the bush and beach within a radius of 40km from each other. Truly an event not to be missed!

Dec
3
Thu
2015
1st Sunday of Month Swim (“1SOMS”) @ The Ridge, Clifton 4th Beach
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

The Clifton Cold Water Mile has been a feature in Clifton as long as the Clifton Lifesavers have been around. This warrants a race separate from the 1st Sunday Of Month Swim and will continue to be held annually on New Year's Day.. A great way to start the new year... These days its an 11 o’clock registration with a 12 o’clock briefing and start (not the early morning wake-up of yesteryear).

On Sunday,1st January 2006 the 1st Sunday of Month Swim has its humble beginnings with 5 swimmers participating. No prizes were on offer then but the camaraderie of the swimmers was to be admired. This same camaraderie is present today albeit that participation through summer months swells to over 100 and lucky draw prizes are becoming a feature.

A unique format called Hares and Hounds sees the fleet of chasers trying their utmost to catch the (slower) Hares who have a 5 minute head-start. Once caught the Hares are reluctant to be passed and find hidden reserves of speed making for closer finishes. Wetsuit competes against Wetsuit while Channel Rules compete within Channel Rules* - this results in a 4 way dual within the swim.

Average water temperatures are typically 14’C~10’C making this an Extreme Open Water timed event which attracts inquiry from overseas tourists planning to visit the Mother City.

With a distance of 1 mile it has started attracting triathletes seeking open water swim routes while Robben Island hopefuls use this route as part of their training regime.

For the newcomer to Open Water swimming this is the swim to do – the route has been designed to allow contest throughout the year (albeit that there is No Swim in May and June~August has the start time an hour later –that is 09h15 for 10h15 start). Sept~April has a registration time of 08h15~08h50 ; briefing 09h00 ; Start Hares 09h15 |Hounds 09h20 .

What to expect... Route Map displayed in front of admin desk; Newbees need to provide contact information, sign entry and receive unique race number. Race number is displayed on back of hand. Continue to have your picture taken; Previously raced ? Then sign-in on mass entry form. Race number is displayed on back of hand.Review the route map and pay special attention to identified hazards. The admin desk will close at 5 minutes to the hour. You will be called to attend race briefing on the hour. After race briefing you will have 10minutes to acclimatise. 2 minutes before the start you will be called under starters orders. Remember its a wet start. Hounds - make your way to the admin desk to ensure race number is recorded.

NEWSFLASH! Safety remains priority one..This is rated as a novice-intermediate swimmer course.

Rule 1: Silicon swim-cap is REQUIRED (hypothermia has been the most reported incident)

Rule 2: Swim-cap must be BRIGHT (i.e. Yellow,Orange,Pink) (headcounts can be conducted from the shore)

Rule 3: Attendance at race briefing is COMPULSORY (hazards are identified, rules and route explained. If you are  NOT comfortable after race briefing return to admin desk for FULL REFUND)

When you finish...remember to smile (you are on camera), collect finish tag and continue to admin desk to have your race number and finish tag recorded. Return to clap in the last finisher... Headcount reconciled...Lucky draw takes place. If you are not there you cannot win.

Always within 200~400m of the shore the route is behind the breakers and from a protected corner of 4th beach to the open swell of 1st beach AND BACK!

Sea u in the water

 

*Channel Rules: swim cap, goggles and swimming costume

Nov
2
Wed
2016
LAKE ELAND MILE – OPEN WATER SWIM (KZN SOUTH AFRICA) @ Lake Eland Game Reserve
Nov 2 all-day

Lake Eland Mile Open Water Swim takes place each year on the first sunday of November , the next event will take place in the Lake at the Lake Eland Game Reserve, in Kwazulu Natal South coast of South Africa on the 3rd of November 2013. For a truly wild swim experience this is an event not to be missed. Set in the bush amongst wild animals the lake is a draw card for swimmers from all over the world as the location although in the bush is also only 35km away from the beach in the closest town of port Shepstone. The events offered include 500m / mile events and 3000m event which is a SSA qualifying event. The Lake Eland mile sees swimmers from ages 6 - 76 enter the event each year, an activity the entire family can join in for. Cash prizes and Gold Silver and Bronze medals are won each year over 29 different categories and all swimmers receive finishing medals. Although many stands is available for browsing on the day including food stalls, the Reserve allow visitors to bring in their own drinks, gas braais and food should they not wish to purchase food at the venue. Fees for 2013 ranges from R85 per swimmer for team events to R260 (including towels and depending on date of entry) many fee structures are offered in between and largely depend on the date entered, whether a towel is ordered and whether discount applies. Lake Eland Mile offers discounts on entries in 2013, should a swimmer swim more than one event discounts are given and should a swimmer be a pensioner 20% discount on entry fees are offered. Entries in 2013 can be done online at http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za loads of info can also be accessed on the Lake Eland Mile section of the Margate Swimming Club website, who is the host of this annual event. Click top links for more info on directions, accommodation, entry procedures, maps and don't forget the Pre-Entry Prize draw for a holiday on offer for a family of 4 if you enter before 30 September 2013. Bring the whole family, make it a fun day out or a weekend trip or incorporate it in a week's holiday, very rare you find the bush and beach within a radius of 40km from each other. Truly an event not to be missed!

Dec
3
Sat
2016
1st Sunday of Month Swim (“1SOMS”) @ The Ridge, Clifton 4th Beach
Dec 3 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The Clifton Cold Water Mile has been a feature in Clifton as long as the Clifton Lifesavers have been around. This warrants a race separate from the 1st Sunday Of Month Swim and will continue to be held annually on New Year's Day.. A great way to start the new year... These days its an 11 o’clock registration with a 12 o’clock briefing and start (not the early morning wake-up of yesteryear).

On Sunday,1st January 2006 the 1st Sunday of Month Swim has its humble beginnings with 5 swimmers participating. No prizes were on offer then but the camaraderie of the swimmers was to be admired. This same camaraderie is present today albeit that participation through summer months swells to over 100 and lucky draw prizes are becoming a feature.

A unique format called Hares and Hounds sees the fleet of chasers trying their utmost to catch the (slower) Hares who have a 5 minute head-start. Once caught the Hares are reluctant to be passed and find hidden reserves of speed making for closer finishes. Wetsuit competes against Wetsuit while Channel Rules compete within Channel Rules* - this results in a 4 way dual within the swim.

Average water temperatures are typically 14’C~10’C making this an Extreme Open Water timed event which attracts inquiry from overseas tourists planning to visit the Mother City.

With a distance of 1 mile it has started attracting triathletes seeking open water swim routes while Robben Island hopefuls use this route as part of their training regime.

For the newcomer to Open Water swimming this is the swim to do – the route has been designed to allow contest throughout the year (albeit that there is No Swim in May and June~August has the start time an hour later –that is 09h15 for 10h15 start). Sept~April has a registration time of 08h15~08h50 ; briefing 09h00 ; Start Hares 09h15 |Hounds 09h20 .

What to expect... Route Map displayed in front of admin desk; Newbees need to provide contact information, sign entry and receive unique race number. Race number is displayed on back of hand. Continue to have your picture taken; Previously raced ? Then sign-in on mass entry form. Race number is displayed on back of hand.Review the route map and pay special attention to identified hazards. The admin desk will close at 5 minutes to the hour. You will be called to attend race briefing on the hour. After race briefing you will have 10minutes to acclimatise. 2 minutes before the start you will be called under starters orders. Remember its a wet start. Hounds - make your way to the admin desk to ensure race number is recorded.

NEWSFLASH! Safety remains priority one..This is rated as a novice-intermediate swimmer course.

Rule 1: Silicon swim-cap is REQUIRED (hypothermia has been the most reported incident)

Rule 2: Swim-cap must be BRIGHT (i.e. Yellow,Orange,Pink) (headcounts can be conducted from the shore)

Rule 3: Attendance at race briefing is COMPULSORY (hazards are identified, rules and route explained. If you are  NOT comfortable after race briefing return to admin desk for FULL REFUND)

When you finish...remember to smile (you are on camera), collect finish tag and continue to admin desk to have your race number and finish tag recorded. Return to clap in the last finisher... Headcount reconciled...Lucky draw takes place. If you are not there you cannot win.

Always within 200~400m of the shore the route is behind the breakers and from a protected corner of 4th beach to the open swell of 1st beach AND BACK!

Sea u in the water

 

*Channel Rules: swim cap, goggles and swimming costume

Nov
2
Thu
2017
LAKE ELAND MILE – OPEN WATER SWIM (KZN SOUTH AFRICA) @ Lake Eland Game Reserve
Nov 2 all-day

Lake Eland Mile Open Water Swim takes place each year on the first sunday of November , the next event will take place in the Lake at the Lake Eland Game Reserve, in Kwazulu Natal South coast of South Africa on the 3rd of November 2013. For a truly wild swim experience this is an event not to be missed. Set in the bush amongst wild animals the lake is a draw card for swimmers from all over the world as the location although in the bush is also only 35km away from the beach in the closest town of port Shepstone. The events offered include 500m / mile events and 3000m event which is a SSA qualifying event. The Lake Eland mile sees swimmers from ages 6 - 76 enter the event each year, an activity the entire family can join in for. Cash prizes and Gold Silver and Bronze medals are won each year over 29 different categories and all swimmers receive finishing medals. Although many stands is available for browsing on the day including food stalls, the Reserve allow visitors to bring in their own drinks, gas braais and food should they not wish to purchase food at the venue. Fees for 2013 ranges from R85 per swimmer for team events to R260 (including towels and depending on date of entry) many fee structures are offered in between and largely depend on the date entered, whether a towel is ordered and whether discount applies. Lake Eland Mile offers discounts on entries in 2013, should a swimmer swim more than one event discounts are given and should a swimmer be a pensioner 20% discount on entry fees are offered. Entries in 2013 can be done online at http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za loads of info can also be accessed on the Lake Eland Mile section of the Margate Swimming Club website, who is the host of this annual event. Click top links for more info on directions, accommodation, entry procedures, maps and don't forget the Pre-Entry Prize draw for a holiday on offer for a family of 4 if you enter before 30 September 2013. Bring the whole family, make it a fun day out or a weekend trip or incorporate it in a week's holiday, very rare you find the bush and beach within a radius of 40km from each other. Truly an event not to be missed!

Dec
3
Sun
2017
1st Sunday of Month Swim (“1SOMS”) @ The Ridge, Clifton 4th Beach
Dec 3 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The Clifton Cold Water Mile has been a feature in Clifton as long as the Clifton Lifesavers have been around. This warrants a race separate from the 1st Sunday Of Month Swim and will continue to be held annually on New Year's Day.. A great way to start the new year... These days its an 11 o’clock registration with a 12 o’clock briefing and start (not the early morning wake-up of yesteryear).

On Sunday,1st January 2006 the 1st Sunday of Month Swim has its humble beginnings with 5 swimmers participating. No prizes were on offer then but the camaraderie of the swimmers was to be admired. This same camaraderie is present today albeit that participation through summer months swells to over 100 and lucky draw prizes are becoming a feature.

A unique format called Hares and Hounds sees the fleet of chasers trying their utmost to catch the (slower) Hares who have a 5 minute head-start. Once caught the Hares are reluctant to be passed and find hidden reserves of speed making for closer finishes. Wetsuit competes against Wetsuit while Channel Rules compete within Channel Rules* - this results in a 4 way dual within the swim.

Average water temperatures are typically 14’C~10’C making this an Extreme Open Water timed event which attracts inquiry from overseas tourists planning to visit the Mother City.

With a distance of 1 mile it has started attracting triathletes seeking open water swim routes while Robben Island hopefuls use this route as part of their training regime.

For the newcomer to Open Water swimming this is the swim to do – the route has been designed to allow contest throughout the year (albeit that there is No Swim in May and June~August has the start time an hour later –that is 09h15 for 10h15 start). Sept~April has a registration time of 08h15~08h50 ; briefing 09h00 ; Start Hares 09h15 |Hounds 09h20 .

What to expect... Route Map displayed in front of admin desk; Newbees need to provide contact information, sign entry and receive unique race number. Race number is displayed on back of hand. Continue to have your picture taken; Previously raced ? Then sign-in on mass entry form. Race number is displayed on back of hand.Review the route map and pay special attention to identified hazards. The admin desk will close at 5 minutes to the hour. You will be called to attend race briefing on the hour. After race briefing you will have 10minutes to acclimatise. 2 minutes before the start you will be called under starters orders. Remember its a wet start. Hounds - make your way to the admin desk to ensure race number is recorded.

NEWSFLASH! Safety remains priority one..This is rated as a novice-intermediate swimmer course.

Rule 1: Silicon swim-cap is REQUIRED (hypothermia has been the most reported incident)

Rule 2: Swim-cap must be BRIGHT (i.e. Yellow,Orange,Pink) (headcounts can be conducted from the shore)

Rule 3: Attendance at race briefing is COMPULSORY (hazards are identified, rules and route explained. If you are  NOT comfortable after race briefing return to admin desk for FULL REFUND)

When you finish...remember to smile (you are on camera), collect finish tag and continue to admin desk to have your race number and finish tag recorded. Return to clap in the last finisher... Headcount reconciled...Lucky draw takes place. If you are not there you cannot win.

Always within 200~400m of the shore the route is behind the breakers and from a protected corner of 4th beach to the open swell of 1st beach AND BACK!

Sea u in the water

 

*Channel Rules: swim cap, goggles and swimming costume

Nov
2
Fri
2018
LAKE ELAND MILE – OPEN WATER SWIM (KZN SOUTH AFRICA) @ Lake Eland Game Reserve
Nov 2 all-day

Lake Eland Mile Open Water Swim takes place each year on the first sunday of November , the next event will take place in the Lake at the Lake Eland Game Reserve, in Kwazulu Natal South coast of South Africa on the 3rd of November 2013. For a truly wild swim experience this is an event not to be missed. Set in the bush amongst wild animals the lake is a draw card for swimmers from all over the world as the location although in the bush is also only 35km away from the beach in the closest town of port Shepstone. The events offered include 500m / mile events and 3000m event which is a SSA qualifying event. The Lake Eland mile sees swimmers from ages 6 - 76 enter the event each year, an activity the entire family can join in for. Cash prizes and Gold Silver and Bronze medals are won each year over 29 different categories and all swimmers receive finishing medals. Although many stands is available for browsing on the day including food stalls, the Reserve allow visitors to bring in their own drinks, gas braais and food should they not wish to purchase food at the venue. Fees for 2013 ranges from R85 per swimmer for team events to R260 (including towels and depending on date of entry) many fee structures are offered in between and largely depend on the date entered, whether a towel is ordered and whether discount applies. Lake Eland Mile offers discounts on entries in 2013, should a swimmer swim more than one event discounts are given and should a swimmer be a pensioner 20% discount on entry fees are offered. Entries in 2013 can be done online at http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za loads of info can also be accessed on the Lake Eland Mile section of the Margate Swimming Club website, who is the host of this annual event. Click top links for more info on directions, accommodation, entry procedures, maps and don't forget the Pre-Entry Prize draw for a holiday on offer for a family of 4 if you enter before 30 September 2013. Bring the whole family, make it a fun day out or a weekend trip or incorporate it in a week's holiday, very rare you find the bush and beach within a radius of 40km from each other. Truly an event not to be missed!

Dec
3
Mon
2018
1st Sunday of Month Swim (“1SOMS”) @ The Ridge, Clifton 4th Beach
Dec 3 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The Clifton Cold Water Mile has been a feature in Clifton as long as the Clifton Lifesavers have been around. This warrants a race separate from the 1st Sunday Of Month Swim and will continue to be held annually on New Year's Day.. A great way to start the new year... These days its an 11 o’clock registration with a 12 o’clock briefing and start (not the early morning wake-up of yesteryear).

On Sunday,1st January 2006 the 1st Sunday of Month Swim has its humble beginnings with 5 swimmers participating. No prizes were on offer then but the camaraderie of the swimmers was to be admired. This same camaraderie is present today albeit that participation through summer months swells to over 100 and lucky draw prizes are becoming a feature.

A unique format called Hares and Hounds sees the fleet of chasers trying their utmost to catch the (slower) Hares who have a 5 minute head-start. Once caught the Hares are reluctant to be passed and find hidden reserves of speed making for closer finishes. Wetsuit competes against Wetsuit while Channel Rules compete within Channel Rules* - this results in a 4 way dual within the swim.

Average water temperatures are typically 14’C~10’C making this an Extreme Open Water timed event which attracts inquiry from overseas tourists planning to visit the Mother City.

With a distance of 1 mile it has started attracting triathletes seeking open water swim routes while Robben Island hopefuls use this route as part of their training regime.

For the newcomer to Open Water swimming this is the swim to do – the route has been designed to allow contest throughout the year (albeit that there is No Swim in May and June~August has the start time an hour later –that is 09h15 for 10h15 start). Sept~April has a registration time of 08h15~08h50 ; briefing 09h00 ; Start Hares 09h15 |Hounds 09h20 .

What to expect... Route Map displayed in front of admin desk; Newbees need to provide contact information, sign entry and receive unique race number. Race number is displayed on back of hand. Continue to have your picture taken; Previously raced ? Then sign-in on mass entry form. Race number is displayed on back of hand.Review the route map and pay special attention to identified hazards. The admin desk will close at 5 minutes to the hour. You will be called to attend race briefing on the hour. After race briefing you will have 10minutes to acclimatise. 2 minutes before the start you will be called under starters orders. Remember its a wet start. Hounds - make your way to the admin desk to ensure race number is recorded.

NEWSFLASH! Safety remains priority one..This is rated as a novice-intermediate swimmer course.

Rule 1: Silicon swim-cap is REQUIRED (hypothermia has been the most reported incident)

Rule 2: Swim-cap must be BRIGHT (i.e. Yellow,Orange,Pink) (headcounts can be conducted from the shore)

Rule 3: Attendance at race briefing is COMPULSORY (hazards are identified, rules and route explained. If you are  NOT comfortable after race briefing return to admin desk for FULL REFUND)

When you finish...remember to smile (you are on camera), collect finish tag and continue to admin desk to have your race number and finish tag recorded. Return to clap in the last finisher... Headcount reconciled...Lucky draw takes place. If you are not there you cannot win.

Always within 200~400m of the shore the route is behind the breakers and from a protected corner of 4th beach to the open swell of 1st beach AND BACK!

Sea u in the water

 

*Channel Rules: swim cap, goggles and swimming costume

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