EC Swim Series sanctioned by NMBAThe official OWS Series

Take up open water swimming


The Eastern Cape Swimming Series is presented by Zsports Events NPC and sanctioned by Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics as the only official open water swimming series in the Eastern Cape where swimmers can qualify for SA OWS Champs.

The Series caters for all open water swimmers and triathletes and encourages growth in this fun sport.

Each race day in the Series will therefore be open to both swimsuit and wetsuit swimmers but official SSA times are only applicable to the swimsuit category in accordance with FINA OWS rules.

Each race day will include the following swim distances: 10km, 5km, 3km and 1km swims.

Zsports are excited to be hosting the Series which we started way back in 2009 and look forward to your continued support.

This season the EC Swim Series will consist of 5 race days including the NMBA OWS Championships, offering all registered swimmers the ideal opportunity to achieve qualifying SSA times.

ROUND 5 - Sunday 14th February 2016

VENUE: Settlers Dam located within the Thomas Baines Nature Reserve situated 12 km south-west (PE side) of Grahamstown, just off the N2 highway.

  • 08h00 Registration opens
  • 09h00 5km NMBA Championship swim
  • 09h05 1km
  • 10h15 1km Prize giving
  • 11h00 3km
  • 12h30 10km, 5km & 3km prize giving


Series race days are scheduled for:
  • Round 1 - Sunday 1st November
  • Round 2 - Sunday 15th November
  • Round 3 - Sunday 17th January
  • Round 4 - Saturday 7th February [NMB OWS 10km & 3km Champs]
  • Round 5 - Sunday 14th February [NMB OWS 5k)

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