The Swim Series

Take up open water swimming

The Peanut Butter GO! Swim Series is presented by Zsports Events SA on behalf of Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics (NMBA) as the only official open water swimming series in the Eastern Cape where swimmers can qualify for SA NATIONAL OWS Champs.

The Series caters for all open water swimmers (social and competitive) and encourages growth in this fun sport.

Official SSA times are recorded at each race day in accordance with FINA OWS rules.

This season The Peanut Butter GO! Swim Series will consist of 4 race weekends including the NMBA OWS Championships, offering all registered swimmers the ideal opportunity to achieve qualifying SSA times.

PLEASE NOTE: an additional R50 late entry fee will be charged for all entries in the week of the event - please register online to take advantage of the discounted rates.

Safety comes FIRST

Whilst we encourage the use of the swimbuoy for all open water swimming, it is now mandatory that ALL swimmers under the age of 10 years (as at 31 Dec 2023) are required to swim with a SWIM BUOY at The Swim Series. There are numerous resellers of such items around the country and Zsports also stock the same at discounted prices (click here to purchase from us)

Zsports Swimbuoy water float safe swimmer

2023-24 Peanut Butter GO! Series Dates

  • Round 1 - Sunday 15th October
  • Round 2 - Sunday 5th November
  • Round 3 - Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th December (with SSA's World Champs Trials)
  • NMBA Champs - Saturday 27th January
  • NMBA Champs - Saturday 28th January

VENUE: Marina Martinique, Jeffreys Bay.


Once you have registered for a particular Series event, please ensure that your CLUB has captured your entry on Team Manager and that this is submitted to the NMBA PDO before the Wednesday morning (following the particular race). Failure to submit this file will result in your time(s) not being submitted to SSA.

Clubs - you can download the necessary Team Manager file from the link below, import into your Team Manager, complete and email to

    • Round 1 - Sunday 15th October (click here)
    • Round 2 - Sunday 5th November (click here)
    • Round 3 - Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th December (with SSA's World Champs Trials) (click here)
    • NMBA Champs - Saturday 27th January (click here)
    • NMBA Champs - Saturday 28th January (click here)

Peanut Butter GO! Series Race Day Program

  • 08h00  Check-in opens 
  • 09h00  5km, 7.5km & 10km Start
  • 09h03  1km Start
  • 11h15  3km Men Start
  • 11h20  3km Women Start (depending on entry numbers)
  • 12h15(ish) Podium prize giving and lucky draws


Friday 8th Dec

  • 07h00  10km Men & Women Registration 
  • 08h30  10km Men & Women Compulsory Technical Briefing
  • 09h00  10km Men race start
  • 09h05  10km Women race start

Saturday 9th Dec 

  • 07h00  1.5km Men & Women Registration 
  • 08h30  1.5km Men Compulsory Technical Briefing
  • 09h00  1.5km Men race start
  • 09h05  1.5km Women Compulsory Technical Briefing
  • 09h30  1.5km Women race start
  • 10h15  Peanut Butter GO! Swim Series 5km race
  • 10h15  Peanut Butter GO! Swim Series 1km race
  • 10h45  Peanut Butter GO! Swim Series 3km race

Sunday 10th Dec

  • 07h00  5km Men Registration 
  • 08h00  5km Women Registration 
  • 08h30  5km Men Compulsory Technical Briefing
  • 09h00  5km Men race start
  • 09h05  5km Women Compulsory Technical Briefing
  • 10h30  5km Women race start

Peanut Butter GO! NMB Championships Race Program

Saturday 27th Jan

  • 08h00  Check-in opens 
  • 09h00  10km & 7.5km Championships
  • 09h00    5km social swim
  • 11h45    3km Championships
  • 11h48    1km Social Swim

Sunday 28th Jan (provisional at this stage)

  • 08h00  Check-in opens 
  • 09h00  5km Championships
  • 09h02  3km & 1km social swims
  • 11h00  1.5km Sprint Race for Relay Team Selection (just sign-up on the morning)

SSA Registered 

ALL registered swimmers wanting their swim times registered with Swimming South Africa are required to do the following:

  • Register through this website ensuring that their Zsports online profile is updated with their SSA Number and Club
  • If from out of town, submit a clearance certificate to NMBA prior to race day
  • Ensure your club downloads the relevant Meet Events File, completes and returns to NMBA PDO by the Tuesday following the race day - NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED


What's my SSA Number

If you don’t have the SSA number on hand, it is constructed as follows:                  


Where YYMMDD = Birthdate

AAA= First three letters of your first name as per ID book or Passport

B= First letter of your second name as per ID book or Passport – if no second name then *

CCCC= First four letters of your surname as per ID book or Passport – if the surname has fewer than four letters then add * in the remaining space

Please ensure that your online profile contains your Swim Club name and your SSA number.

Naming Sponsor
Peanut Butter GO!
Support Partners Blu Smooth Marina Martinique


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