3Soms 2018-01-21

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3Soms 2018-01-21

3SOMS

3SOMS = 3rd Sunday Of Month Swim

Sign-in closes 15 min before start times.

Timed anti-clockwise early morning swim .
Choice of Long or Short route.
Challenging yet Fun (without or with a wetsuit)
Participants are affectionately known as ‘Tri-bears’

More Detail:

3soms

Long route:

This swim is challenging
Swim around the course keeping the buoys on your left-shoulder. The route is from 4th to 1st and back. Timing stops when you pass the finish line on the beach.

After the self-seeded wave start on the beach, enter the shallows and aim for the red roof house above the wide block of flats on Moses beach.

Pass shallow buoy 2 keep the buoy on your left shoulder (and swim deep enough not to be affected by waves)

Left-shoulder turn around shallow buoy 3 and head for deep buoy 4. Expect swell movement to lift you.

(After the deep buoy 4 left-shoulder turn)
Aim for Duiker Rocks (aka South Paw)…
Expect heavy water… you are swimming back into the swell and will be swimming up small mountains

Keeping deep buoy 5 on your left-shoulder continue towards Duiker Rocks. You should be a bit more protected from the swell now and you can make up some time.

Left-shoulder turn at deep buoy 6 and head for the beach. Remember timing stops when you cross the timing mat. Continue to the recorders desk and provide your Race number, Name and Category.

Short routes require the buoys to be repositioned – there are 2 routes.

400m clockwise

Starting on the beach .. out to the deep buoy.. keep the buoy on the right shoulder and continue right around the course. Turn right and the next deep buoy and head back to the shallow buoy. Right turn at the shallow buoy and swim parallel to the beach to the next shallow buoy. Left-hand turn towards the beach.

680m out-and-reverse

Starting on the beach .. out to the deep buoy.. keep the buoy on the right shoulder and continue right around the course. Turn right and the next deep buoy and head back to the shallow buoy. Right turn at the shallow buoy and swim parallel to the beach to the next shallow buoy. Left-hand 180′ turnaround the buoy and reverse direction around the course. !!Watch out for swimmers in the opposite direction!!

10 second What-you-need-to-know

3SOMS = 3rd Sunday Of Month Swim

Meet

Meet at Clifton 4th early..shhh everyone is asleep,
Sign-in at recorder’s desk (indicating race number),
Acclimatise while awaiting the race briefing,

Listen

Listen to the race briefing and take note of any route changes,
High-five the headcount controllers,
Pose for a Group pic,
Under Starters Orders..

Waves of 10-15 a minute apart.

Swim

Swim the demarcated route (and listen to any instruction from water safety team),

Take sequenced finish-tag to recorder’s desk,

Add another discipline before breakfast.

January 21 2018

Details

Date: 2018/01/21
Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Cost: R150
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Venue

Clifton

Clifton 4th Beach
Cape Town, Western Cape 8005 South Africa

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Phone:

+27 (0) 72 602 2557

Schedule

  • 06:00: Desk opens for sign-in/check-in
  • 07:00-08:00: 1900m
  • 08:00-08:30: 400m
  • 08:30-09:00: 680m
  • Sign-in closes 15 min before start times.
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Who's Attending

87 people are attending 3Soms 2018-01-21

  • Melanie Swarts
  • monique williams
  • Lesyl Potgieter
  • Michele Rubin
  • Frikkie Visser
  • Alison Kouvarellis
  • Michael Hayes
  • Jeandre de Greef
  • Paul Harker
  • Kate van den Aardweg
  • Justin Wendover
  • Robert Fellowes
  • Dave Nel
  • Laura-Ashley Smith
  • Owen Ingarfield
  • James du Plessis
  • Amanda Cromhout
  • Siegmund Thetard
  • Lize Esterhuizen
  • Anton Du Plessis
  • Erik Williamson
  • A-J Spieringshoek
  • Theodore Yach
  • Stephan Meyer
  • Amri Williamson
  • Jana Beckett
  • Darren Smit
  • Werner Schmidt
  • Jacques Coetzee
  • Riaan Luckan
  • Marc Fouche
  • Ros Netto
  • Peter Pete
  • Dianne Gilchrist
  • IAN Lessem
  • Janneke Hampsink
  • Nikita Fourie
  • Patricia Swart
  • christelle hattingh
  • Garth Lary
  • Tarn Hodson
  • Brett Burgess
  • Loinice Linden
  • Jeannine Ruffels
  • Raasay Waters
  • Rory Spangenberg
  • Carl Schultz
  • Aimee Bell
  • Andrew Boyes
  • Ashley van Rooyen
  • Megan Quenet-Meintjes
  • Simon Peile
  • Julia le Roux
  • Sonja Swanevelder
  • Michael Grant
  • Djoni Brand
  • Ivan Fraser
  • Carlheinz von Geyso
  • Kirsten Flanagan
  • Ilona Anderson
  • Ashlyn Quenet-Meintjes
  • Ross Lutsch
  • Tim Cooper
  • Ron Raviv
  • Joshua Steinberg
  • Caitlin Wilter
  • Sean Greyvenstein
  • Mark Quinlan
  • Ricus Du Toit
  • Anja De Lange
  • Abeda Salie
  • Rene Prinsloo
  • Amanda Cardenas
  • Lize-Mari Jacobs
  • Adrian Klackers
  • Danica Sims
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