The Swim Series

2018/9 Prize Template

 

1. LUCKY DRAW PRIZE

A top of the range Blu Smooth Zero Mk2 swimming wetsuit valued at over R 6,000 will be up for grabs in a lucky draw at the NMBA 10 km Championship Prizegiving ceremony on 26 January 2019.

Each 10 km event completed by a swimmer at the four (4) rounds of the OWS season and at the NMBA 10km Championship will go into the lucky draw as an entry for that swimmer, so the more 10 km events completed, the more lucky draw entries, the better the swimmer’s chances of winning. Only NMBA registered swimmers are eligible to win the lucky draw prize. Sincere thanks to Kevin Richards of Blu Smooth wetsuits who kindly donated the wetsuit.

Please show your appreciation and support them at www.blusmooth.com.

2. CASH PRIZES

Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics are offering cash prizes for ten 10 km swimmers and six 5 km swimmers (overall positions) at the four (4) rounds of the OWS season according to the following prize template:

EVENT MEN WOMEN
1st - 10km R250 R250
2nd - 10km R200 R200
3rd - 10km R150 R150
4th - 10km R100 R100
5th - 10km R50 R50
1st - 5km R150 R150
2nd - 5km R100 R100
3rd - 5km R50 R50


Cash prizes will not be awarded at the NMBA Championship. Swimmers will only qualify for one cash prize at each round (10 km swimmers touching for a 5 km time will not be eligible for a 5 km cash prize). Prizes will be in the form of blank envelopes with the winners required to email banking details to NMBA Open Water Committee post event to receive their prize via EFT.

Zsports Events NPC are not responsible for such prizes in anyway.

 

3. Medals

Age Group medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) will be presented to both Male and Female winners at each of The Swim Series race days as follows;

Event (if applicable) Age Groups
10km SWIM 14 yrs + 
7.5km SWIM 14 yrs + 
5km SWIM 14 - 16 yrs
  17 - 18 yrs
  19 yrs +
  Multidisability**
3km SWIM 13 - 14 yrs
  15 - 16 yrs
  17 - 18 yrs
  19 - 30 yrs
  31 - 40 yrs
  41 - 50 yrs
  51 yrs +
1km SWIM 13 & under
  14 - 30 yrs
  31 + yrs
500m SWIM 13 & under
  14 - 30 yrs
  31 + yrs

 

In the FIRST 4 rounds of The Swim Series, all swimmers (Swim SA registered or not) are eligible to win whilst at the Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics Championships ONLY Swim SA registered swimmers are awarded medals. Swimmers in wetsuits are only considered for the prizes IF the water temperature is below 18 degrees.

* PLEASE NOTE: Swimmers are only eligible for the age group medals in the events for which they are registered - their times/positions don't count for distances they've opted to include (“touch times”) within the longer race - such results will NOT appear for those two events - times are solely for Swim SA qualification purposes. 

** MULTIDISABILITY: Swimmers wanting to swim in this category MUST notify the registration staff at the time of reporting for entry at the Zsports trailer. Failure to notify the staff will result in the swimmer being classified in the open category for the results on race day.

 

4. OWS CLUB TROPHY

An OWS club trophy will be awarded to the club that scores the most points during the season (at the four (4) OWS rounds and at the NMBA Championship).

Points will be awarded to each swimmer according to the following results and events in each age category. The trophy will be awarded at the annual NMBA prizegiving ceremony.

The OWS Club Trophy will be awarded only to a club that is affiliated with NMBA.

 

PLACE 3km 5km 7.5km 10km Inter-Club Relay
1st 10 20 30 40 60
2nd 9 18 27 36 54
3rd 8 16 24 32 48
4th 7 14 21 28 42
5th 6 12 18 24 36
6th 5 10 15 20 30
7th 4 8 12 16 24
8th 3 6 9 12 18
9th 2 4 6 8 12
10th & over 1 2 3 4 6

 

Points will only be awarded for the longest distance completed. Points will not be awarded for “touch times” for shorter distances.


5. SWIMMER OF THE SEASON

A swimmer of the season trophy will be awarded to the male and female swimmers who score the most individual points during the season (at the four (4) OWS rounds and at the NMBA Championship). Points will be awarded to each swimmer according to the Club Trophy points table in each age category. The trophies will be awarded at the annual NMBA prizegiving ceremony.

These trophies will only be awarded to swimmers that are registered with NMBA.

 

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