Open Water Swim Series begins

Here in Weekender Towers, we’re obsessed with fitness and often watch television shows about it while we have a huge glass of Swanky and nibble on pork fat. 

We are delighted therefore to report that the Camana Bay Aquatic Club Open Water Swim Series is about to begin again. 

“Swimmers of all ages and abilities are invited to join the local competitive swim club for a three-part series of family-friendly open water events, starting Saturday 9 February,” we are told. “Taking place at Governor’s Beach over the course of six weeks, the series is open to the community and is a great way to learn a vital life skill, enjoy a great workout, get wet and have fun!” 

And why not. 

All Open Water Series events are beginner-friendly and noncompetitive, we have learned. On Saturday, 9 February, little ones will enjoy a 200 metre Lollipop Dash, designed for swimmers 10 and under who are new to open water swimming, while more experienced swimmers can take part in a 400 metre Sea Swim.  

“Not ready to swim, but still want to join in the fun?,” enquires the press gubbins we’ve got. “Water Walk participants will walk the full race distance in water at waist height. Each week, the Sea Swim and Water Walk will increase in distance as participants build open water confidence. On Saturday, 2 March, the second event in the series will start with a 200 metre Lollipop Dash, followed by a 600 metre Sea Swim and a 600 metre Water Walk. The series concludes on Saturday 23 March with a 200 metre Lollipop Dash, and a rewarding 800 metre Sea Swim and 800 metre Water Walk.” 

So there. 

The Camana Bay Aquatic Club Open Water Swim Series takes place Saturday, 8 February (400m); Saturday, 2 March (600m); and Saturday, 23 March (800m).  

Registration is $30 for a Series Package (all three races); $90 for a Family Series Package (2 adults and 2 children, including all races); and $15 per individual race.  

All swimmers will receive a Camana Bay Aquatic Club Swim Cap, and those who sign up for the Series or Family Package will each receive a CBAC Open Water Series T-Shirt. Registration can be made on the day at the event or in advance at Discovery Centre. 


For more information on the series and upcoming Camana Bay Aquatic Club events, e-mail [email protected] 

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