Chance to edge into sea swims

Novice swimmers – and water walkers – are now gearing up for the second part in the Camana Bay Aquatic Club Open Water Series. 

It is on Saturday and will start with a 200 metre Lollipop Dash, followed by a 600m Sea Swim and a 600m Water Walk.  

The series will conclude on Saturday 31 March with a 200m Lollipop Dash, and a rewarding 800m Sea Swim and 800m Water Walk. 

The first event was held last month with around 90 participants turning out for the first in the three-part series of family-friendly open water events. 

“It went really well,” said club Head Coach Katie Lambert. “We had a tremendous amount of parent and volunteer support, which led to a very well-organised meet – and to a very positive experience for the swimmers.”  

The little ones enjoyed a 200m Lollipop Dash, designed for swimmers 10 and under who are new to open water swimming, with more confident swimmers participating in the 400m Sea Swim. The last event of the day was the 400m Water Walk, where participants walked through the water at waist height. 

The Series builds open water confidence in a friendly environment while giving others in the community an opportunity to test the waters of competitive swimming. 

Lambert said: “All events are open to swimmers of all ages and abilities and aim to encourage new swimmers to try a new sport, get wet and have fun.” 

Registration for the remaining two events can be made on the day at the event, online at or at The Discovery Centre in Camana Bay. Cost is $30 for a Series Package, CI$90 for a Family Series Package (2 adults and 2 children) or $15 per race. All swimmers receive a Camana Bay Aquatic Club swim cap and those who sign up for the Series or Family Package will each receive a Camana Bay Aquatic Club Open Water Series T-shirt. 

For more information on CBAC and the Open Water Series, contact coach Katie at [email protected]