EC Swim Series

Take up open water swimming

The EC Swim Series is presented by Zsports Events NPC 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 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.

2016-17 Series Dates

  • Round 1 - Sunday 23rd October
  • Round 2 - Sunday 6th November
  • Round 3 - Sunday 20th November
  • Round 4 - Sunday 15th January
  • Round 5 - Saturday 4th February - [NMB OWS 5k] starts 2pm
  • Round 5 - Sunday 5th February [NMB OWS 10km & 3km Champs]

VENUE: Marina Martinique, Jeffreys Bay.

Race Day Program

  • 08h30 Registration opens
  • 09h30 5km & 10km Start
  • 09h35 1km & 500m Start
  • 10h45 1km & 500m Prize giving
  • 11h30 3km Start
  • 13h00 10km, 5km & 3km prize giving

The only professional non-profit sport event organisation in the Eastern Cape offering exciting, and often different, sport events for the greater community.