Sports n All Marina Easter Swim

Sports n All Marina Easter Swim

Fancy a dip in the marina during the Port Alfred Easter Festival? Why not join the fun at the Sports N All Marina Easter Swim?

The Sports n All Marina Easter Swim on Saturday, 30 March, is co-sponsored by the Royal St Andrews Hotel and Edge Finance, and there is R7,500 in prizes.  

The actual swim is 1km, and the fastest few homes will be in the running for a share of the prize pool. 

The swim starts at 12 midday at the Halyards Hotel and finishes where it began.

The swimmers will start swimming into the tide but will then be able to ride the tide back home. The course allows for more of a cross-tide swim rather than directly into or against the tide. Still determining which is more fun, but the tide will play a part in the day’s swim. 

Entry is open; anyone can enter.

So, just how hardcore is the swim? At this stage, the swim organisers allow wetsuits to be worn for the swim. It’s still early days for the event. At this point of the event’s evolution, this year’s swim is more about having fun and good times (and maybe some of that R7,5k dosh), so wetsuits will be permitted. 

Safety will be done by Gardmed on land; there will be two rescue boats on the water, an additional boat, and safety canoeists alongside the swimmers.

Still, just be careful of the big fish.

The event is hosted at the Halyards Hotel pool/bar area. They will have some great food/beer/cool drinks specials on the day and a prizegiving. The sponsors will also give some product prizes to non-competitors and spectators in attendance.

Entry for the swim is R80pp on arrival on the day, and there will be a card machine, but cash is preferred. No pre-entries. 

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