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OpenwaterSwim includes 1SOMS | 3SOMS | New Year’s Day | C.O.R.E | C.O.R.E Endurance Challenge |Viking

SwimBook for OpenwaterSwim Routes

OpenwaterSwim 

Includes:

  • 1SOMS (1st Sunday Of Month Swim)
  • 3SOMS (3rd Weekend swim)

Swim Events

  • New Year’s Day
  • C.O.R.E
  • C.O.R.E Endurance Challenge
  • Viking


Swim Routes and Locations

1st Sunday Of Month Swim (1SOMS)

Frequency: Monthly

Distance: 1600m|780m (Clockwise)

Start| Finish: Wet| Wet

Segment: All

This image is an overview of the 2 different routes that are being swum.

  • 1st Route is a lapper (1/2/3 laps in 45min). Difficulty level: LOW Challenge : number of laps in time limit
  • 2nd Route is a Miler (1 lap in 60min) . Difficulty level: MODERATE Challenge : sighting and speed with variable conditions

08:00-08:45

Lapper route

(1/2/3 laps in 45min)

  •  Route is a lapper (1/2/3 laps in 45min). Difficulty level: LOW Challenge : number of laps in time limit

09:00-10:00

Miler route

(Out-and-back clockwise)

  •  Route is a Miler (1 lap in 60min) . Difficulty level: MODERATE Challenge : sighting and speed with variable conditions

New Year’s Day Swim (1 January)

Frequency: Annual

Distance: 1600m (clockwise)

Start| Finish: Wet| Dry

Segment: All

Cape Town Openwater Swim Academy (CTOWSA)

Distance: 120m x 4|7|10

(anti-clockwise)

Start | Finish: Wet |Wet

Segment: Technical introduction

        

1SOMS-

Lapper

Miler

Season

SnapScan

Online

R120 p/swim

R150 p/swim

R700(6 x1SOMS)

On-the-day

R150 p/swim

R200 p/swim

R700(6 x1SOMS)

e.g.To Pay.. snapscan image and enter <YYYYMMDD> <#RaceNo> <Surname , Name>


3SOMS

Salient details:

  • Venue: Cosy Bay, Cape Town
  • Date: 17 October 2020
  • Times:
  • 08:00-08:30 Check-in
  • 09:00 Swim starts (10-15 swimmers released at a time)
  • 10:00 First finisher expected
  • 10:30 Time limit for route
  • Swim times per 100m at 1SOMS 2020-10-04 faster than 02’15/100m are eligible to participate
  • Same category (i.e. Skins or Wetsuits) as at 1SOMS 2020-10-04 are to be retained
  • Out-of-Towners and those not meeting the automatic eligibility may motivate participation in writing to organiser
  • Right of participation reserved


SwimBook for OpenwaterSwim Routes

OpenwaterSwim 

Includes:

  • 1SOMS (1st Sunday Of Month Swim)

Swim Events

  • New Year’s Day
  • C.O.R.E
  • C.O.R.E Endurance Challenge
  • Viking


Welcome and Briefing Notes

 “If you don’t have a PLAN B then you don’t have a PLAN A… “

Beyond the waves there are no lines, no walls, no limits…

And you will not win any argument with Mother Nature so don’t try.

Every swim I remind you that :-

Enjoy yourself… sea you soon 😉

Waz

+27726022557  (Whatsapp)  info@openwaterswim.co.za 


1SOMS Route details | 1SOMS = 1st Sunday Of Month Swim

10sec need-to-know

Meet

Meet at Clifton 4th,
Sign-in at recorder’s desk (indicating race number), (hand-in barcode (collect afterwards))
Acclimatise while awaiting the race briefing,

Listen

Listen to the race briefing and take note of any route changes,
High-five the 
headcount controllers,
Pose for a 
Group pic,
Under Starters Orders,

Swim

Swim the demarcated route (and listen to any instruction from water safety team),
Take sequenced finish-tag and container with SwimNo to recorder’s desk,
Attend the 
lucky draw

Collect own barcode

Short Route: 

This route follows the same start procedure and direction of swim as the Long route.

(After the 1st right-shoulder turn -that is deep buoy 1)
Aim for the red house above the wide-block of flats above Moses beach (Sea Point side) …

Continue to deep buoy 2 and right-shoulder turn to shallow buoy 3 (5*).

Right-shoulder turn around shallow buoy 3 (5*). Aim for the red roof bungalow on the Ridge…

Left-shoulder turn around buoy 4 (6*) and aim for the finish bobber buoys in the shallows. Timing stops here.

Collect sequenced finish tag and container with Swim No

Proceed to the recorder’s desk where your Race-Number, Name and Category will be taken.

*indicates the buoy number for Long route

Long route: 

This route has something for everyone. It’s a lekker route with fabulous views.
The start is in the shallows, direction of swim is clockwise around 6 buoys, finish is in the shallows.

(After the 1st right-shoulder turn -that is deep buoy 1)
Aim for the red house above the wide-block of flats above Moses beach (Sea Point side)…

Continue past deep buoy 2 and onwards to deep buoy 3. Right-shoulder turn to shallow buoy 4

(After the 3rd right-shoulder turn)
Aim for the red roof bungalow on the Ridge…
It’s a fine swim back (towards Camps Bay side)

Swim past shallow buoy 5 and continue to shallow buoy 6.

Left-shoulder turn around buoy 6 and aim for the finish bobber buoys in the shallows. Timing stops here.

Collect sequenced finish tag and container with Swim No

Proceed to the recorder’s desk where your Race-Number, Name and Category will be taken.


1SOMS Route Maps  1st Sunday Of Month Swim (1SOMS)

Frequency: Monthly  |Distance: 1600m|780m (Clockwise) |Start| Finish: Wet| Wet |Segment: All

Backup Plans : Reposition route deeper offshore (if Cherry Reef is active or if there is wave action on 1st beach) |Lapper route off 4th beach | |Camps Bay Tidal pool |Sea Point Pavilion |Credit for next swim |Refund

If white-out conditions then fallback plans are a.start will be delayed 30min/ b.route shortened /c. group swim no timing d.relocated to Camps Bay Tidal Pool/ e. Cancelled

Overview of CORE Endurance Challenge

CORE ENDURANCE CHALLENGE – ROUTE MAP

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Legend

R -Sign-in & bag drop.

      Warming-up area afterwards

W – Swim warmup holding area/

          (Join swim start)

X – Extraction zone for swimmers who have been picked-up by boat

I – Inbound route

A – Admin Record -in

M – Medical Assessment

A - Admin Record – Out

O – Outbound route

2nd Medical area for severe cases needed. (First Aid Room)

1-Landmark descriptions

1st beach flats are numerous and uniquely shaped. The point closest to Sea Point/Bantry Bay is Arcadia rocks(North Paw). Moving along the cliff face one can see houses below Kloof Road and flats below Victoria Road.  

Landmark for OUTBOUND 

  • clockwise swim (1SOMS/New Years Day) is where the red roof house is above the 3rd block of flats (wide block).
  • Anti-clockwise swim (3SOMS 1900M) is the very wide block of flats.

4th beach is protected from the sea current moving from Camps Bay to Sea Point. It lies leeward side of the Ridge and the rocks jutting out from Bachelors Cove.

Landmark for INBOUND 

  • clockwise swim (1SOMS/New Years Day) is the fine red roof bungalow on the Ridge.
  • Anti-clockwise swim (3SOMS 1900M) is the large rock (Duiker Rock / South Paw) off 4th beach.

Shore landmarks from 4th to 1st (to Moses). Clifton beaches are naturally separated by rocks. Camps Bay side of Clifton is known as the Ridge. The 3 palm trees are clearly Identifiable. Lesser apparent (but clearly visible from the water) is the navigation Beacon on the rocks.

Facing the sea the left/South side is most protected and as you go right/north (towards 1st) less protected.


2- Beach Setup

BEFORE SWIM

2x Gazebo (and orange fencing [ dropbag zone])

3x Desks

Sign-in paperwork

Newbee paperwork

Listing of Surname to Raceno (Laptop)

SnapScan

Swimcaps

Barcodes and containers

Route Map

Bluetooth Speaker for recorded briefing

Headcounters

Group/Wave recording sheet

AFTER SWIM

FInish Tags (sequenced)

Container (retrieval)

Finish/Recording Sheets

Scanners

(Lucky draw)

Record swim conditions : Temp Sea/Air, Swell, Wind


  1. Timing Overview

Current manual process requires several different roles, namely

  1. Timekeeper
  2. Sequence tag issuer (doubles as Group start recorder)
  3. Recorder
  4. Starter/Briefer

It is critical that timekeeper and Sequence Tag issuer agrees as to where timing stops

As important is the need for Starter and Timekeeper to agree as to start process.

Starter to count-down (10-9-8…3-2-1--GO) and give visual (hand drop) and audio (whistle) signal.

Starter: (see above). If wave condition use discretion to set-off between waves.

Timekeeper:

Ensure that on STOPWATCH mode ... should read SPLIT CHRONO.

(Printer is available. (Check battery and thermal paper)

Start (Button A) | Lap (Button B) |

After start press Button B to record each swimmer’s end time (2000 available)

Finish tag issuer (doubles as Group Start recorder)

This enables any start delay to be deducted from stopwatch time

!!! Check that the finish tags are

  1. sequenced and |2. exceeds the number of swimmers signed in at the desk

Issues the sequenced tags to the finishers in the order that they pass the finish marker.

(Keep distance from finish marker as short as possible to reduce sequence shuffle) 

Recorder/Scanner [A1/A4]: Alongside the sequence tag number issued

!!Multiple finish sheets can be used to reduce queues!

Timing details

100m

800m

1000m

1600m

1900m

7500m

12000m

00:01:15

00:10:00

00:12:30

00:20:00

00:23:45

01:33:45

02:30:00

00:01:30

00:12:00

00:15:00

00:24:00

00:28:30

01:52:30

03:00:00

00:02:00

00:16:00

00:20:00

00:32:00

00:38:00

02:30:00

04:00:00

00:02:30

00:20:00

00:30:00

00:40:00

00:47:30

03:07:30

05:00:00


Water Safety:

  1. Boat (skipper + crew)
  2. 2x 4.8m watercraft
  3. 2x 2.6m watercraft
  4. Marine Radios
  5. Whistles
  6. High visibility vests

Water Infrastructure

  1. 3x Red tetrahedron buoys
  2. 3x Yellow tetrahedron buoys
  3. 6x bobber buoy, line, anchor chain, anchor

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