Glenelg (SA) - CANCELLED
STOP PRESS (Wed, Dec 23, 2020, 10:45pm): This swim has been cancelled due to legal complications.
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Organisers say -
The Proclamation Classic Swim draws its inspiration from South Australia's 180-year heritage. Taking its name from the Governor's Proclamation on 28 December 1836 that established the colony, the event pits swimmers' skills and endurance against an historical constant, the beautiful waters of 'the Bay'.
The Proclamation Classic gives swimmers two options – one and two-kilometre swims – all of which start, and finish close to the popular Glenelg Jetty.
The swim is organised by the Adelaide Masters Swimming Club and the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club in association with the Bay Sports Festival.
Be aware, due to Covid-19 rstrictions, this event will be open to online entries only. This means that there will be no entries accepted on the beach on race day. Also, entrant numbers will be capped at 200. Further, distances will be 2km and 1km only. There will be no 5km swim at the Proclamation Classic in 2020.
What you need to know...
About the swim
All swimmers will start in the water on the south side of the Glenelg Jetty.
Finish at the water's edge on south side of jetty.
This is a swimming race, not a surf or running race. Swimmers are expected to stay in the order they finish at the point they stand up in the water, and not push past those in front of them in the gap between when swimming stops and the electronic finish line.
From the Start line in the water, all competitors will swim south parallel to the beach for approximately 400m; at the first buoy, turn right and swim 50m to the west (out to sea); at the second buoy, turn right again and swim parallel to the beach back towards the jetty; at the third buoy turn right towards the shore.
A diagram will be posted on the day and a race briefing will be held 25 minutes before the start of the 2km race.
Event time line
7:30 – One and a half hours before the start of the 1 km and 2 km events, the registration process for all swimmers will commence, and is planned to conclude at 08:30
8:58 – Two minute whistle is given advising 2 km swimmers to enter the water
9:08 – Two minute whistle is given advising 1 km swimmers to enter the water
9:00 – 2km event begins
9:10 – 1km event begins
10.20 – The Event concludes.
After the races
Presentations will be held as soon as possible after the swim.
Small prizes will be awarded to the first place-getter, male and female, in each of the 2km and 1km races.
There will be no age group prizes.
Food and drinks are available in the Glenelg Surf Club. A great variety of cafes and hotels are within short walking distance of the swim.
Race Officials retain the right to cancel the event due to unfavourable conditions or circumstances beyond the organisers' control. Entry fees will not be refunded.
Masters Swimming Australia's Masters Swimming Rules, Masters Open Water Swim Rules and Masters Swimwear Rules, available at mastersswimming.org.au, apply.
2 km race: Time limit is 1 hour 20 minutes (10:20 am).
The Race Officials reserve the right to reduce this time limit if weather conditions on the day warrant it.
The time limit for all swims is 10:20 am.
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