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Created Date Monday, 07 August 2017

2017 Fish eagle 1000m swim flyer

Created Date Friday, 12 February 2016

Fish Eagle 1000m Swim - 11th & 12th March 2016

Fish Eagle Swimming Club (FESC) is a registered non-profit organisation. We have a solid track record of supporting the growth and development of aquatics within the uThungulu District of KwaZulu Natal.

In keeping with our vision and mission to grow and develop swimming in our region, we are aiming to raise R100 000 from our up and coming Fish Eagle 1000m Swim, which will take place on the 11th & 12th March 2016 at the Empangeni Municipal Swimming Pool.

Our aim is to give back to our community and invest in future swimmers within the region. We have therefore ear-marked 20 Schools within Empangeni & Richards Bay, as possible beneficiaries of a 2016/2017 FESC Swimming Bursary for one of their students (i.e. ...1 Bursary per school).

A FESC 2016/2017 Swimming Bursary will cover the cost of the student's registration with Swimming South Africa, KwaZulu Natal Aquatics, uThungulu District Aquatics & Fish Eagle Swimming Club, as well as that of 1 of their parents/legal guardians, plus all Gala Entry Fees and Fish Eagle Swimming Club Kit (costume, cap, towel, bag, tracksuit, short & t-shirt) for the 2016/2017 swimming season; to the value of R5 000 per student.

Our dedicated FESC coaches in Richards Bay and Empangeni have all offered their services to coach these students for the 2016/2017 season free of charge! The total value of each Bursary is therefore in the region of R12 000 per student!

This event would not be possible without the generous sponsorship received from our Fish Eagle 1000m Swim Lane Sponsors ... Zululand Observer, Leomat, Mentor Shipping Agency, The Spares Shop, Pambele Investments and Fish Eagle Swimming Club! Thank you all so much :)

1. Fish Eagle 1000m Swim our sponsors


Important info with regards to dates and times for this event:

Individuals and Relay Teams may swim in the Fish Eagle 1000m Swim on either, or both days of the event:-

* On Friday the 11th March 2016, the event will start at 15:00; with the last swims of the evening at around 19:10 i.e. late entries on the day and registrations for the day will close at 18:10.

* On Saturday the 12th March 2016, the event will start at 08:00; with the last swims of the day at around 13:10 i.e. late entries on the day and registrations for the day will close at 12:10.

Entry Fees: i. Individual 1000m - R100.00 per person ii. Relay Team 1000m - R100.00 per team member e.g. 5 swimmers in a team = R500 entry fee.

Pre-entries must be emailed to Fish Eagle Swimming Club This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or handed to Sonja van Ryswyk (0826748270) with proof of payment at the Arboretum swimming pool from Monday to Thursday between 14:00 and 16:00; before the closing date (4th March 2016).

For further information please contact Angela (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Wendy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - Thank you :)
Created Date Friday, 12 February 2016

Fish Eagle 1000m Swim - 11th & 12th March 2016 - Event Info

FISH EAGLE 1000M SWIM COMPETITION RULES

Individuals and Relay Teams may swim in the Fish Eagle 1000m Swim on either, or both days of the event:-

On Friday the 11th March 2016, the event will start at 15:00; with the last swims of the evening at around 19:10 i.e. late entries on the day and registrations for the day will close at 18:10.

On Saturday the 12th March 2016, the event will start at 08:00; with the last swims of the day at around 13:10 i.e. late entries on the day and registrations for the day will close at 12:10.

All swimmers MUST report to the registration tables when arriving at the pool. On registration swimmers / teams will be allocated a competitor number. They will be called to report to an allocated lane by the MC as lanes become available. The swimmer / teams have 5 minutes to report to the allocated lane timekeeper; should they fail to do so the swimmer / team will lose his/her/their position in the line-up. This event will run with a minimum of 12 lanes.

All swimmers (Relay Teams and Individuals) will swim 40 continues widths of the Empangeni Municipal Swimming Pool. Start and finish each length at the wall, not halfway down the pool. If in difficulty raise one arm and shout to the lane official for assistance. All swimmers swim at their own risk. All public liability and indemnity rules apply.

All swimmers (Relay Teams and Individuals) are allowed a maximum time of 40 minutes to complete the 1000 meters and disabled swimmers are allowed 50 minutes. In the event that a Relay Team has a disabled swimmer(s) in their team, they will be allowed a maximum time of 50 min. When you / your team have finished the 40 widths, you need to get out of the water and give the next swimmer or team an opportunity to start his / her / their race, as will be announced by the MC.

Only officials will be allowed to time the swimmers. With regards to the allocation and issuing of prizes the decision of the organizing committee is final, and no communication on these issues will be accommodated after the event.

Failing to obey the rules and Officials' instructions, will automatically lead to disqualification. If assisted by a life guard / another swimmer you will be automatically disqualified. Substituting one swimmer with another in relay teams; without advising the ORGANISORS of said substitution, will automatically lead to disqualification.

During the event all concerns or complaints must be brought to the attention of the Referee and/or Event Committee and/or designated representative, immediately or within 30 minutes of an activity or incident that initiated a complaint or concern. The REFEREE and/or EVENT ORGANISER will exercise his discretion decide to accommodate, act on or ignore such concern or complaint without the need to explain or justify the decision. In the event of any concerns or complaints submitted during the event, participants will accept and abide to decisions and rulings of the REFEREE and/or EVENT ORGANISER.

The event takes place irrespective of weather conditions, unless the ORGANISORS deem conditions unsafe. Should it be impossible to hold the event beyond the control of the ORGANISORS no refunds of entry fee will be made.

INDIVIDUAL SWIMMING

Age Group Sections are as follows:
Boys / Girls 10 & Under 11 to 13 Years 14 to 16 Years 17 to 19 Years
Men / Woman 20 to 29 Years 30 to 39 Years 40 to 49 Years 50 to 59 Years
Men / Woman 60 to 69 Years 70 Years & Over

Age group criteria - age on date of competing i.e. age on the 11th March and / or 12th March 2016.

RELAY TEAMS SWIMMING

Relay Team Categories are as follows:

Primary School Teams High School Teams Corporate Teams Disabled
Teams
Club
Team
Social
Teams
School Teams will only consist of students from that specific school. Corporate Teams will only consist of staff employed by the specific company(ies) and/or direct family. All welcome - Friends / Family / Clubs etc. (incl. swimming clubs)

Relay teams may have both male and female swimmers (mixed teams welcome). A minimum of 5 swimmers per team; with a maximum of 40 swimmers in a team. Please note that should you wish to enter a relay team consisting of more than 5 swimmers you'll need to request the appropriate entry form from Fish Eagles Swimming Club (E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT

Entry Fees:

i. Individual 1000m - R100.00 per person

ii. Relay Team 1000m - R100.00 per team member e.g. 5 swimmers in a team = R500 entry fee.

Pre-entries must be emailed to Fish Eagle Swimming Club This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or handed to Sonja van Ryswyk (0826748270) with proof of payment at the Arboretum swimming pool from Monday to Thursday between 14:00 and 16:00; before the closing date (4th March 2016).

Late entries / entries on the day of the event will be accepted, with a R10 late entry fee levied e.g. Entry fee on the day = R110.00 per individual / team member.


In the event of electronic transfer towards payment: No proof of payment No Registration, No Participation!Entry forms must be completed properly and legibly. The Indemnity must be signed before entry forms will be accepted.

Payment Details:

Kindly pay the total entry fees via EFT, as per the below account details, with your surname as reference. Please email proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Account Name: Fish Eagle Swimming Club
Bank: First National Bank
Branch Code: 220830
Account number: 62113390801
Type of Account: Current Account

The Organizing Committee will not take responsibility for any participant who did not familiarize himself/herself with the competition rules.

T-SHIRTS, PARTICIPATION MEDALS AND PRIZE GIVING

After your race, you must report to the event official to collect your participation medal and T-Shirt. Prize giving will take place Saturday, 12th March 2016, 1 hour after the last swimmer finishes. First, second and third places Age Group Medals will be awarded at Prize Giving. The decision of the organizing committee is final.

Medals for Each Age Group (Individuals)

1st place in age categories - GOLD
2nd place in age categories - SILVER
3rd place in age categories - BRONZE

All other swimmers finishing within 40 minutes receive a participation medal on completion of their swim.

Medals for Relay Teams
1st Primary School Team (to Grade 7) - GOLD 1st Corporate Team - GOLD
1st High School Team (Grade 8 to 12) - GOLD 1st Disabled Team - GOLD
1st Social Group - GOLD 1st Club Team - GOLD

All Team Swimmers finishing within 40 minutes receive a participation medal on completion of their swim. Only Teams of 5 Swimmers are eligible for the Gold medals in the respective Relay Team Categories.

Trophies
Youngest competing Swimmer Oldest competing Swimmer
Most entries by School Most entries by Disabled Team
Most entries by Companies Most entries by Clubs
Most entries by Social Groups Most number of 1000m Swims at the event
Overall fastest 1000m Swim by an Individual Overall fastest 1000m Swim by a Team


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Keith Eaton of K&R Entertainment … Radio presenter, Sport announcer, Commentator extraordinaire, will be our MC at the Fish Eagle 1000m Swim on the 11th & 12th March 2016!


Our FESC learn to swim instructors will be available to offer short free lessons in the shallow end of the pool on the 11th & 12th March 2016!

Refreshments will be on sale at pool. Please remember to bring your chairs / picnic blankets / gazebos with you!


Should you require any further information about this event, kindly contact Fish Eagle Swimming Clubs' secretary, Angela Mittermayer via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Thank you!