The Swim Series

Take up open water swimming

The 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 (social and competitive) and encourages growth in this fun sport.
Under Covid regulations, the Series is currently ONLY OPEN to REGISTERED SSA Swimmers as per SSA Covid Compliance Certificate (read here)

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

This season The Swim Series will consist of 3 race days including the NMBA OWS Championships, offering all registered swimmers the ideal opportunity to achieve qualifying SSA times.

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PLEASE NOTE: ENTRIES CLOSE on the WEDNESDAY before race day Saturday !!!

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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 13 years (as at 31 Dec 2021) 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

2019-20 Series Dates

  • Round 1 - Sunday 11th October CANCELLED DUE TO COVID COMPLIANCY
  • Round 2 - Sunday 25th October CANCELLED DUE TO COVID COMPLIANCY
  • Round 3 - Sunday 8th November
  • Round 4 - Sunday 17th January CANCELLED DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWN
  • Round 5 - Sunday 31st January
  • NMBA Champs - Saturday 27th February

VENUE: Marina Martinique, Jeffreys Bay.

SSA REGISTERED SWIMMERS 

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 pdo@nmb-aquatics.co.za

Team Manager import file (zip file) for ROUND 1 - 11th October (Click here).
Team Manager import file (zip file) for ROUND 2 - 25th October (Click here).
Team Manager import file (zip file) for ROUND 3 - 8th November (Click here).
Team Manager import file (zip file) for ROUND 4 - 10th January (Click here).
Team Manager import file (zip file) for NMB Champs - 31st January (Click here).
Team Manager import file (zip file) for NMB Champs - 27th February (Click here).

 

 

NMBA Championships Race Day Program

Saturday 27th February 2021

  • 08h00  Check-in opens
  • 09h00  10km Championships Swim Start
  • 09h00  7.5km Championships Swim Start
  • 09h00  5km Championships Swim Start
  • 09h05  1km Start
  • 11h00  3km Women's Championship Swim Start
  • 11h05  3km Men's Championship Swim Start

NO SPECTATORS, ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST CHECK-IN WITH THE FINISHTIME PASSPORT APP.
Regret no prize givings permitted at this stage


Series Race Day Program

  • 08h00  Check-in opens
  • 09h00  5km, 7.5km & 10km Start
  • 09h05  1km Start
  • 11h00  3km Women Start
  • 11h05  3km Men Start

 Regret no prize givings permitted at this stage


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:                  

YYMMDDAAABCCCC

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.

IF IT DOESN'T CHALLENGE YOU,
IT DOESN'T CHANGE YOU
SWIM HARDER