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

  • 08h00 Registration opens
  • 09h00 5km & 10km Start
  • 09h05 1km & 500m Start
  • 10h15 1km & 500m Prize giving
  • 11h00 3km Start
  • 12h00 10km, 5km & 3km prize giving

NMBA Championships Race Day Program

Saturday 4th February 2017

  • 13h00 Registration opens
  • 14h00 NMBA 5km Championships Race
  • 14h10 EC Swim 3km race
  • 15h30 NMBA 5km prize giving

Sunday 5th February 2017

  • 08h00 Registration opens
  • 09h00 NMBA 10km Championships Race Start
  • 09h05 EC Swim 1km & 500m Start
  • 10h15 1km & 500m Prize giving
  • 12h00 NMBA 3km Championship Race Start
  • 13h00 NMBA 10km &, 3km prize giving


SSA Registered - 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

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