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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
In So Deep In Water So Blue
30 of South Africa's most accomplished extreme swimmers were invited to swim 10 km at Shelley Point in the cold waters near St Helena Bay this weekend.
Cold, rough, and long...just the way they like it.
The Ripple Effect, in association with Shelley Point Hotel Spa and Country Club and Realtors International, will host the swimmers who can expect water temperatures ranging between 11–14°C. They are all prepared to spend 2½-4 hours in the rough water.
"We invite only the most committed, dedicated and passionate open water swimmers who have a proven record in long distance extreme swimming," said organiser Tony Enderli. "An impressive field of swimmers have accepted their invitations this year. We have cold water specialists like Ram Barkai swimming as well as speedsters like Phil Emslie. For the first time we have an Eastern Cape swimmer, Brenton Williams who will be attempting to complete the 10 km swimming butterfly."
There is also a 3 km swim at Shelley Point to benefit Dale Buddies, a social investment project overseen by the Shelley Point Hotel Spa and Country Club. In 2011 the funds raised for Dale Buddies from the Deep Blue Invitational were used to teach swimming and life skills to young children living in the underprivileged areas in St Helena Bay.
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WOWSA Race Sanctioning Application
Race Sanction ApplicationThe WOWSA Sanction Application makes it easier than ever for you to apply for event sanctioning. The entire application is processed online at the WOWSA website.
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Once you click to submit your application, you will receive an e-mail which will provide your unique link to complete and/or update your application.
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Solo SwimA solo swim is a non-stop swim performed by an individual swimmer. It usually refers to a channel crossing or marathon swim across a channel, lake or bay, and usually completed without a wetsuit or other equipment like fins, and escorted by a boat, pilot and support crew...
Relay SwimRelay swim is a non-stop swim performed by a group of swimmers who swim separately one after each other. The relay swimmers swim legs of anywhere from 10 – 60 minutes each, usually rotating in the same order. Relay swims usually refer to a channel crossing or marathon swim across a channel, lake or bay or in a river done by a group of swimmers...