KZNA Open Water Championships

KZNA Open Water Championships

The 2023 KZNA Open Water Championships will be held in conjunction with the Capital K Open Water Swim at Midmar Dam.

DateLocationDistances
Saturday 18 November 2023Midmar Dam, KZN5km
7.5km
Sunday 19 November 2023Midmar Dam, KZN3km
1km
500m

Saturday 18 November 2023

06.00                Registration for KZNA OWC

  • Swimmers to register at the REGISTRATION marquee.
  • Swimmers proceed to start/finish area on Main Slipway for Race Briefing
TimeEvent
07:00Race Briefing
07:30KZNA OWC 5km, 7.5km & 10km will be swum as one event over a 2.5km course
  • Swimmer’s times will be recorded for each lap.
  • 10km swimmers will qualify for a 5km time.
  • Age Group 16/17 years – will receive a 7.5km time.

Sunday 19 November 2023

06.00                Registration for KZNA OWC

  • Swimmers to register at the REGISTRATION marquee.
  • Swimmers proceed to start area at Munro Bay
  • Race Briefings 15min prior to each event.
TimeDistanceAge Requirements
07:303kmMinimum age 12 years on race day
09:001kmFemale 13 & under / 31 & over
10:001kmMale 13 & under / 31 & over
11:001kmMale & Female 14 to 30

HOW TO ENTER KZNA OPEN WATER CHAMPS EVENTS

All entries for events on 18 & 19 November will be managed through the Capital K entry system

Please visit – https://capital-k.co.za/ for all Entry & Race Procedures. Entry is only via this online link.

ENTRY FEES

Registration DeadlineEntry Fee
Until midnight on Thurs 19 Oct 2023R290.00
Until midnight on Mon 13 Nov 2023R340.00
No entries will be accepted from 14 to 18 November 
Race Day EntryR390.00

TERMS & CONDITIONS

SATURDAY 18 November – 5km / 7.5km / 10km

  • Only SSA registered swimmers may enter the 5km / 7.5km / 10km events.
  • Only swimmers age 14 years or over on 31 December 2023 may enter the 5km / 7.5km / 10km events.
  • Swimmers competing in the 7.5km and 10km may not feed until after the 5km split.
  • Swimmers must have competed in a previous Open Water 3km, 5km or 10km event OR have a 1500m pool swim time on the SSA database to be eligible to compete.
  • KZNA OWC 5km and 10km will be swum in the following age groups

Year of Birth    2009 – 2010
Year of Birth    2007 – 2008
Year of Birth    2005 – 2006

  • KZNA OWC 7.5km will be swum in the following age groups

Year of Birth    2007 – 2008

SUNDAY 19 November – 3km
  • Only SSA registered swimmers will qualify for placing in the KZN OWC competition.
  • KZNA OWC 3km will be swum in the following age groups:
  • See Age Categories below.
SUNDAY 19 November – 1km
  • Only SSA registered swimmers will qualify for placing in the KZN OWC competition.
  • See Age Categories below.
Multi Disability
  • Swimmers may only enter 5km, 3km and 1km events.
  • Only SSA registered swimmers may enter.

CATEGORIES

The following age groups for Men and Women will be recognized:

The age for all competitors will be considered as of the 31 December of the year of the competition (FINA Rules). The following categories will be awarded Medals:

Year of Birth Range
2009 – 2010
2007 – 2008
2005 – 2006
1994 – 2004
1983 – 1993
1972 – 1982
1971 and earlier
  • There will be a multi-disability category.
  • A cut off time of 15 minutes after the winner of the respective category will be implemented.
  • Results for SSA registered swimmers in all 4 distances will be sent directly to KZNA for processing.

MEDALS

All KZNA OW Champs positions/medals will be announced/presented at Midmar Dam after the conclusion of the event. Swimmers must be in attendance to accept their medals.

GATE FEES

MIDMAR DAM – Effective from 1 November 2023

AgegroupPrice
Adults (Age 13+)R60.00
Children (Ages 3 to 12)R30.00

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR KZN AQUATICS TECHNICAL QUERIES

Calmin Petersen
manager@kznaquatics.co.za

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