Husky big swim
Sat 26 October
Race Briefing: 7:45am
Start Point / Times:
1K - Moona Moona Beach - 9:00am
3K - Collingwood Beach - 8:30am
5K - Vincentia Sailing Club - 8:00am
Tracking / Scoring: Bibs with numbers and spotters.
Categories: Wetsuit, Non-wetsuit
Age Groups: 10-13 (1km only), 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Award: 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each Category & Age Group.
The Husky Big Swim is a point to point 1 km, 3km and 5 km open water swim in the pristine waters of Jervis Bay. Each race will be divided into sections broken up by checkpoints. Competitors must exit the water at each checkpoint and collect a wristband to ensure they have completed the full course. All swimmers will return to the finish line at Husky beach.
The 5km Big Swim will be part of the Summer Swim Series where Swimmers can earn points by competing in one or all of the included races. The more you enter, the more points you get!
+ WHAT YOU GET
Each competitor will receive:
- Event Merchandise
- Sponsors Product
- Event Recovery Station
- Place Getters Medals for all categories
- Electronic Chip Timing
- Downloadable Finisher Certificate
- Access to Presentation Sunset Party
- Professionally produced event
- Water safety craft - Private / Marine Rescue / SLSC
- Event Insurance
- Event finish under sponsors branded arch on the beach
- Expo and Food stalls onsite
- Opportunity to test other craft on display
- Free sunrise yoga for competitors and friends
- Free sand sculpure for all the family & much more
+ ON EVENT DAY
Collection of your Registration pack is compulsory for all individual entrants. These can be collected from the Registration Marquee. On the day entries will be available, please check the Event Schedule for registration times. Junior athletes please bring your parent or guardian along with you. *Cash and eftpos facilities will be available.
+ EVENT RESULTS
Can be accessed via the Results link at the top of the page. Results will be uploaded as soon as possible after the completion of the event.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd outright Male and Female plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female in each of the above age divisions unless specified otherwise.
Event specific rules can be downloaded from the event page after saftey requirements.
+ RACE FINISH
One person in each craft will be issued with an electronic timing chip, we suggest this is worn on your ankle. When you finish the event, your time will be taken when the competitor exits the craft, runs up the beach and across the timing mat. We will have volunteers to look after your craft (OC1 only) for approx 30 sec until you return to secure your craft or you may have a support crew take (or secure) your craft immediately without impeding any other paddler. Any support crew that is deemed to impeded the finish of another paddler may result in the disqualification of the paddler of the impeding craft or support crew.
+ GETTING TO THE START LINE
Competitors must arrange their own transport to the start line for point to point events
+ EVENT CANCELLATION/ UNSUITABLE CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to cancel the event if the weather conditions on the day are unsafe and dangerous to either swimmers or our support paddlers. If the event is canceled, there will be no re-run of the event and online entries will not be refunded.
+ DROP OFF ZONE
There is not enough parking for participants vehicles at this location, so a drop off zone will be provided where you will be able to drop your craft on the grassed area and park your vehicle in your accommodation or the back streets of Huskisson.
+ SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Legropes are required for all races. Life jackets are required for open water races only. (this can be either a bum bag or full life jacket as long as it meets legal requirements.
+ BAG DROP
There will be bag drop facilities at Huskisson Beach. Please note the event organisers will take care of your belongings, but no responsibility will be taken for valuables or clothing that are lost or damaged.