Lakers Lake Swim 2019

Going off the 2018 swimmers participation we should see a huge entry list and great weather predicted it’s shaping up to be an amazing day!

Friday Evening 23rd February 18:00 to about 21:00
Aim to arrive around 17:30
Swim Briefing at 17:45 with an expected finish around 21:00

Location: Tiranna Way West Lakes, just off Fredrick Rd.

As it is a club event, adult participants should be club members (unless special permission requested and waiver signed). Non- member children may participate. No cost.
6km Individual swim: (over and back 3 times)

  1. Race briefing at 17:45,  wetsuits not allowed if temperature is above 24.5 Degrees Celsius (TA Rules).
  2. Bring “grease/oil’ to protect neck from 6km of “wetsuit rub”. BRING WATER BOTTLES.
  3. First swimmer off at 18:00. Times according to large digital clocks.
  4. Start between the green flags and finish at water’s edge near the club flag.
  5. Bright GREEN Swim caps (supplied) to be worn by all competitors.
  6. Water bottles to be left on Lake edge or given to Water Cover Kayakers
  7. PRIZES: Fastest Male, Fastest Female, Fastest Graded winner.

Teams event: 1km, 2km, 3km, 4km or 5km swimmers.

Race briefing at 17:45.

1km, 3km or 5 km changeover: walk along edge of lake over the bridge to sandy beach on the Island. A Lakers flag will be there in the sand.

  1. First team off at 18:15
  2. Start between the green flags and finish at waters edge near club flag.
  3. All swimmers must wear bright, coloured team swim caps supplied.
  4. For safety reasons, the “water cover kayakers are available. If in difficulty, swimmers should stop and wave one hand above head.
  5. Prizes: for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams.

Kids events: older and younger age group races; please add names and ages to list on notice board. Kid’s race starts approx. 20:00. High Fives for all participants.

Tea/Dinner: 19:30 onwards.

Note: In the event of an EPA warming against swimming in the Lake the swim will be replaced by a fun run with breakfast continuing as planned.