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Race Series




We have some exciting changes for the KPMG RealSwim race series 2017/2018 season.
– A total of ten races from Nov through to the end of Feb
– Two of the races will be ‘long course’ on a 1km lap giving swimmers the opportunity to swim up to 4km
– No race the week of Wanaka Challenge
– Trophies for the over all series winners
– Swims from Corsair and Naval Point
To register please create a profile on the Fit&Abel membership site and select either a early bird or single pass swim from the Swim Passes slection. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  *You only need to create a profile once.

Race One:       22 Nov 17 – Corsair

Race Two:       29 Nov 17 – Corsair

Race Three:     06 Dec 17 – Naval Point

Race Four:      13 Dec 17 – Corsair

Rain postponement date:       20/Dec/17

Race Five:       17 Jan 18 – Naval Point

Race Six:        24 Jan 18 – Corsair

Race Seven:    31 Jan 18 – Corsair

Race Eight:     07 Feb 18 – Corsair                      LONG 4km course

Race Nine:      21 Feb 18 – Corsair                      LONG 4km course

Race Ten:        28 Feb 18 – Corsair

The short course swims will offer 500M/1000M/ 2000M swim.Racing will begin at 6:30pm at each night. With a cut off at 7.45pm

The long course nights will offer 1000M/2000M/4000M swims. The long course swims will start at 6.15pm each night with a cut off at 8.15pm.

Our aim with the RealSwim Race Series is to get adults active, to give them confidence in the open water, and to provide opportunities to prepare for the many national swimming and multisport evens such as IronMan NZ, Challenge Wanaka and the Ocean Swim series. Improving Water Safety is also one our key goals for the series.

Event Timeline

– 5:30 registration opens / 5.15pm on long course nights

– 6:15 Registration closes / 6pm on long course nights

– 6:20 compulsory race brief / 6.05pm on long course nights

– 6:30 First wave (long course 2000M) starts / long course 6.15pm 4000M wave begins

– 7:40 Last swimmers must be out of the water / 8.15pm for long course.

– 7:45 Prizegiving/ 8.20pm long course nights


There are 500m, 1000m, and 2000m races for short course. The 500m race involves one lap of the triangular course, the 1000m race is two laps, and the 2000m is 4 laps of the course. Each distance has a male and female category for individuals.

There are 1000m, 2000m, and 4000m races for long course. The 1000m race involves one lap of the triangular course, the 2000m race is two laps, and the 4000m is 4 laps of the course. Each distance has a male and female category for individuals.


· Series Swim Pass Early Bird pre 1 october $195 incl free cap

·Series Swim Pass Early Bird pre 22 Nov october $210 incl free cap

· Single Swim Pass short course nights: $22 + $5 Cap

On the night registration is $30 + cash only.

· Single Swim Pass long course nights: $30 + $5 Cap

On the night registration is $35 + cash only.

Caps – colours have been selected for high visibility and safety in open water

· Yellow must be worn by long distance 2000m/LC4000M competitors

· Pink must be worn by medium distance 1000m/LC2000M competitors

· Orange must be worn by short distance 500m/LC1000M competitors

All swimmers must wear the appropriate coloured cap. You may wear your own cap as long as it is the correct colour. Yellow, pink and orange caps will be available to purchase as part of the registration or on the night for $5.

Race Rules

1. All online entries must be received online by 2pm on the day of the race. LATE ENTRIES MAY BE ACCEPTED ON THE NIGHT $30 CASH/ $35 CASH ONLY.

2. Competitors YOUNGER THAN 16 years on the night who are competent swimmers, may seek dispensation from the race director to enter via their parent or guardian . Please e-mail to info@fitandabel.com

3. All competitors must wear the appropriate coloured cap. (2000m = Yellow, 1000m = Pink, 500m = Orange) It may have any branding but must be the correct colour. Correct coloured caps are available for $5.

4. All swimmers must attend the safety briefing at 6.20pm/ 6pm long course, the night of the race.

5. Race start is 6.30pm or 6.15pm for the long course. The start line is waist deep to prevent toe stub running injuries.

6. Race cut off is 7.40pm/ Long course 8.15pm – you must complete your swim by this time or you will be asked to leave the water.

7. Prizes will be awarded for first place male and female for each distance.

8. Un-sportsperson like behaviour will not be tolerated, this is a community, fun swim event. Anyone deemed to be in breach of this, will be asked to leave the venue.

9. Competency – swimmers are responsible for ensuring they have completed sufficient training to ensure they can competently complete this event. If in doubt speak to a staff member prior to beginning. We recommend a private swim coaching lesson and preparation in the group open water coached swims prior to swim racing.

10. The race director has the final say on race course layout and race participation.

For RealSwim Race Series feedback and queries email us on events@fitandabel.com

Keep an eye out for updates and other opportunities including our regular Fit&Abel swim coaching posts on facebook .


RealSwim Race Series Key Partner

A big thank you to our community friends without whom the RealSwim Race Series would not be possible: