Watch the highlights from some of Hamilton Island's signature sporting events
What better location for an ocean swim event than at one of Australia’s most pristine and iconic beaches, Whitehaven Beach. World famous for its pristine white sand stretching for seven empty kilometres and crystal-clear water, Whitehaven Beach is on neighbouring Whitsunday Island and is regularly voted one of the world’s top beaches. Nestled in the beautiful surrounds of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s seven natural wonders, this annual 2km and 750m ocean swim meet, plus a fun 350m junior swim for children 13 years and under, is sure to become as iconic and famous as its location.
The Fujifilm Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim is also a proud partner of the Great Australian Swim Series. Founded by Ky Hurst, the series consists of four ocean swims along the east-coast of Australia at Hamilton Island, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney. For more information visit www.bodysciencegreataustralianswimseries.com.au.
Early bird Registrations – register before 31 August 2013$80 per participant including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers
Registrations after 31 August 2013$88.00 per participant including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers $45.00 per non participant including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers
Junior Swim registrations$55 per registration including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers, Event T-shirt and finishers medal
Open Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.
Age Group Men and Women Age as at 31 December 2013
Further age categories may be added closer to the event. This will be dependent on numbers and ages of participants entered.
Race kit collection times will be advised closer to the event. IT IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL SWIMMERS TO REGISTER DURING THESE TIMES Please bring a printed copy of your receipt.
You will receive a written race briefing at registration – Please read carefully. There will be a pre-race briefing on Sunday 17 November on Whitehaven Beach – Time . Any competitor not at the briefing will not be able to compete.
Cruise Whitsunday’s provide regular ferry transfers from the Mainland to Hamilton Island on a daily basis. Bookings for the ferry and the current timetable are available on the Cruise Whitsunday's website.
Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email email@example.com. If you withdraw on race day before race start, please advise an Official. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out the day of the race. If you withdraw during the race, please report to the Registration Tent and advise the Officials that you have withdrawn.
The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out during the race
Should you cancel your registration prior to event you will charged 50% of your entry fee up until 5pm on Friday 25 October 2013. NO REFUND will be applicable after 5pm Friday 25 October 2013.
This is a non-sanctioned event. This is a NON-WETSUIT event, swim skins are permissible but any suit or device that aids buoyancy or propulsion will not be allowed. Should you be found wearing any of these you will be disqualified. Any athlete found taking a shortcut will be disqualified.
Further information on Prize money and prizes will be provided soon
Age group categories as outlined below will be awarded a Medal and Sponsor products for 1st / 2nd / 3rd placings
750m swimOpen Categories – Female and MaleNo prizemoney is awarded for this race. Sponsor products will be awarded for 1st / 2nd / 3rd placings in the Open Category
Age group categories as outlined below will be awarded with a Medal for 1st / 2nd / 3rd placings
750m “anything goes” swim Medals will be awarded for 1st / 2nd / 3rd placings in the Open category. No Age group categories will be awarded for this race.
Post event celebrations and medal presentations will be held on Hamilton Island on Sunday 11th November. More details to follow.
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