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General Event News Swimchix meets Pevensey Place swimmers At the Pevensey Place inter-house gala, the Swimchix met the amazing residents that took part in this years aQuellé Midmar Mile. They were proudly wearing their Mile t-shirts and their individually engraved medals. Well done to the following swimmers: Bokke Rossouw, Hilda Gammage, Janine Brindle, Samantha Smith, Anton Egner, Moira Gray, Stuart Seymour and Udette Pretorius.
THE REALTOR OF EXCELLENCE FREEDOM DAY SWIM
DATE 01 January 2019
TIME 10h00
ORGANISERS Freedom Swim (Pty) Ltd
DISTANCE 9000; 1600, 800, 200
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE Llandudno Beach,,
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NAME Derrick Frazer
NUMBER 082-7705798
EMAIL derrick@bigbayevents.co.za
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Pre-entries: www.freedomswimseries.co.za. Online entries open on 15 February 2015. Entries are not limited; however, if a large number of entries are received the organisers may cap the number of swimmers. First come first served policy applies.


DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -34.007021224598624, 18.347597122192383 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

GPS co-ordinates: 34° 00.305'S 18° 20.27'E Start: Llandudno Beach GPS co-ordinates: 33° 56.9’S 18° 22.39'E Finish: Camps Bay, Cape Town.
THE SWIM


WATER QUALITY
The passage between Llandudno Beach and finishing at Camps Bay is well known for its bitterly cold water and low temperatures. Here the sea varies between 9 °C and 14 °C and plays a decisive role in your swim. This is not the only consideration; you will have to deal with strong and sometimes unpredictable currents. Add a headwind and swells up to three-and-a-half metres into the mix and it becomes obvious why the race has an international reputation.

LAYOUT
Point-to-point starting at Llandudno Beach and finishing at Camps Bay, Cape Town.

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Race Name Release Date Media Release
ORGANISER
NAME Freedom Swim (Pty) Ltd
PROVINCE Western Cape
EMAIL derrick@bigbayevents.co.za
WEBSITE www.freedomswimseries.co.za
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Freedom Swim Qualifier 01 January 2019 Camps Bay Beach Cape Town Juliette Ball 082-4284374
Western Cape Freedom Swim Qualifier 01 January 2019 Camps Bay Beach Cape Town Juliette Ball 082-4284374
EDITORS NOTES

When Dutchman Jan Rykman scrambled up a Cape Town beach in 1640 the last thing on his mind was the Freedom Day Swim. But he is credited as the first prisoner on Robben Island to swim to freedom. Much has happened since then and the island has played host to more illustrious company than Rykman. This historic World Heritage Site is a fitting symbol to arguably one of the hardest open water swimming events in the world. The event highlights Robben Island's historic role in South Africa's struggle for democracy. The modern-day race may have changed in content and format but is none the less as challenging.

EDITORS NOTES
There are compulsory pre-race briefing sessions on both the Tuesday and Thursday before the swim. All participants must attend one of these sessions. You also collect your goodie bag, boat signage, emergency instructions and swim caps. The briefings include a presentation from a doctor on the three levels of hyperthermia. There is a strong emphasis on safety in all aspects of the event. Each solo swimmer and each relay team must be supported by a motorised vessel, which is subject to the regulations governing support vessels. Two solo swimmers may share one motorised boat provided the swimmers remain within 10 metres of the boat at all times during the race. Experienced solo swimmers may apply to the swim committee to be accompanied by a paddler rather than a motorised vessel. Swimmers shall not be permitted an artificial aid of any kind; however swimmers may grease themselves use goggles and wear a single official cap and a single bathing suit. During the swim no physical contact with the swimmer shall be made by any person. Swimmers may not touch the boat while swimming. A cut-off time of two hours at the halfway mark shall be implemented for safety purposes. Participants who have not made the cut-off shall be disqualified and removed from the water. There is a strong community aspect to the race and the proceeds from the event are donated to the Vista Nova School which cares for children with special needs. Participants are strongly encouraged to donate an amount over and above the minimum entrance fee.

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