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Proud to Play NZ 2016 - Ocean Swim

Proud to Play NZ 2016 - Ocean Swim

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  • Sat 13 Feb ’16, 9:30am – 1:30pm


Mission Bay Beach, Tamaki Dr, Mission Bay


All Ages

Proud to Play NZ in association with Team Auckland & The Bean Rock Swim 2016 is pleased to present the Proud to Play NZ 2016 Ocean Swim.

Now in its 6th year, the Bean Rock Swim is your chance to swim all the way out to, around the back of and then return from the largest navigational marker in the Waitemata Harbour - the Bean Rock Lighthouse.

We have two distances for you to choose from so if you are motivated by the event but not strong enough for the full distance yet, we offer a 1.6k course that will see you swimming halfway to the lighthouse, around a large turnaround buoy and then back to the beach.

Race Day Times
Start Time: 11.00am
Assemble: 09.30am (compulsory on the day registration)
Late Entry Cutoff: 10.45am (Note: Cash Only)
Race Briefing: 10.50am (compulsory race & safety briefing)
High Tide: 1.04pm (3.5m)
Swim Cutoff: 12.45pm (you may be asked to leave the water after this)

Distance Options
a) Full = 3.2k Lighthouse Swim - out to the lighthouse, around the back and return to the beach
b) Half = 1.6k Half Lighthouse Swim - 800m off-shore to a large orange turnaround buoy, then 800m back to beach

Timing will be part manual and part electronic, therefore it is vitally important you...
a) stay in correct finishing order until your bib number is taken
b) ensure your correct Race No. is spoken back to you (ie is correctly recorded)

Horleys Replacement Drink
Everyone finishing will receive a Horleys Sports Drink to help rehydrate / recover

Prizes & Prizegiving
At approximately 1.15pm on the Beach (30mins after the last swimmer has finished)
- The Lead Male & Female in the 3.2k win a 2XU Prize pack worth $230
- There will also be approximately $1000 worth of spot prizes

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