Saturday 11 February 2012 | Published in Regional
The open water series for local swimmers strokes back into action on Monday as part of the build up to the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.
Cook Islands Aquatics Federation president Romani Katoa says the event was meant to start last weekend however due to the heavy rain and rough seas experienced, the start of the local series was rescheduled to start on Monday, February 13.
The first swimming event will be held at the Tikioki tri-site starting at 5.15pm.
The three distances on offer will be a 375m, 750m and 1500m course to start with and help blow out those cobwebs.
Katoa says the federation will also consider the next seven weeks of racing as part of the series build up to the King of the Bays, Auckland, on March 31 which will be a 2.8km open water swim from Milford to Takapuna Beach.
The event is heralded as New Zealand’s premiere ocean-swim event.
CIAF will still be offering prizes for the seven-week series and the top male and female winners, which will be determined by individual results over the whole of the 12-week series including last year’s Ocean Swim Series and National Championships, will represent the Cook Islands at this event.
You don’t have to enter the swim series to win – just get your togs on and have some fun swimming with like minded people.