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oceans 8 swim

SA’s first warm water ocean
challenge OF ITS KIND,
ENTIRELY for charity!

LOCATION

DUC, Point Water Sports Club, Durban, KZN

DATE

15th & 16th (17th) JUNE 2024

OUR NEXT EVENT IS ON THE 15TH & 16TH (17TH) JUNE 2024

Day(s)

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Hour(s)

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Minute(s)

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Second(s)

3

ALL FUNDS RAISED GO TO CHARITY.

150 swimmers will be able to swim 8 miles and raise funds for one of the 4 main charities.

The funds raised by the 4 mile and 1 mile swimmers will be equally split between the 10 invitational charities.

EVENT DETAILS

CHOOSE TO SWIM 8 MILES, 4 MILES OR 1 MILE

8 MILE EVENT

 

  • Swim 4 miles on Day 1 (Saturday 15th June) and 4 miles on Day 2 (Sunday 16th June). Monday 17th June is a contingency day if conditions are poor on either 15th or 16th.
  • Each mile will start every 75 minutes from 07h30
  • Entry fee – R1 000 (includes exclusive Oceans 8 costume, shirt, tog bag, cap and medal.)
  • Minimum of R5 000 to be raised for your main charity of choice by Wednesday 12th June (see Charities Page for details). Prize awarded to the top fundraiser in each charity.
  • Limited to 35 swimmers per charity.
  • All swimmers must have completed at least one official sea swim prior to the event.
  • Wetsuits are permitted (2 minute time penalty per mile applies).

1 MILE EVENT

 

  • Choose one of the 4 events on Day 1 (Saturday 15th June) or Day 2 (Sunday 16th June). Monday 17th June is a contingency day if conditions are poor on either 15th or 16th.
  • Entry fee – R150 (includes cap and medal)
  • Minimum of R850 to be raised for the 10 invitational charities (see Charities Page on website for details) by Wed 12th June.
  • All funds raised by 1 Mile swimmers will be split equally between the 10 invitational charities. Prizes awarded to the top fundraisers.
  • Swimmers only need to enter their age-category event if they are competing for their age-group medal. Non-competitive swimmers are welcome to choose any of the events to participate in.
  • Limited to 50 swimmers per event.
  • Wetsuits are permitted (2 minute time penalty per mile applies).

DID YOU KNOW?

In our first year we have managed to raise R889,612.25, with a total of 14 Charities benefitting! Thanks to all of the generous donations, hard work from our team and the 170 brave swimmers in 2023.

Join us for either the 8 mile, 4 mile or 1 mile swim in 2024 and make a difference!

4 MILE EVENT

 

  • Swim 2 miles on Day 1 (Saturday 15th June) and 2 miles on Day 2 (Sunday 16th June). Monday 17th is a contingency day if conditions are poor on either the 15th or the 16th.
  • Swim events 1, 3, 5 & 7.
  • Entry fee – R600 (includes exclusive Oceans 8 costume, cap and medal.)
  • Minimum of R3 000 to be raised for the 10 invitational charities (see Charities Page on website for details) by Wednesday 12th June.
  • All funds raised by 4 mile swimmers will be split equally between the 10 invitational charities. Prize awarded to the top fundraiser.
  • Limited to 20 swimmers.
  • Wetsuits are permitted (2 minute time penalty per mile applies).

THE FUNDI captured the event from a different angle. Enjoy!

WHY OCEANS8

Oceans 8 Charity Swim was created by a group of non profit organisations to help to provide charities that have a footprint in KwaZulu-Natal with a sustainable source of income. It is a registered Non Profit Company and is audited annually.

TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED TO DATE

RAISED FOR 2024 EVENT

TOTAL MILES SWUM

TOTAL SWIMMERS

CHARITIES BENEFITTING

EVENT LINE-UP

Swimmers only need to enter their age-category event if they are competing for their age-group medal.
Non-competitive swimmers are welcome to choose any of the events to participate in.

Day One

Event 1                 07h30 – 08h45                 (Race for 71 & over and Disabled, and start of 8 & 4 Mile)

Event 2                 08h45 – 10h00                 (Race for 61 – 70 years)

Event 3                 10h00 – 11h15                 (Race for 51 – 60 years, and 2nd event for 4 Milers)

Event 4                 11h15 – 12h30                 (Race for 41 – 50 years)

Day Two

Event 5                 07h30 – 08h45                 (Race for 31 – 40 years, and 3rd event for 4 Milers)

Event 6                 08h45 – 10h00                 (Race for 21 – 30 years)

Event 7                 10h00 – 11h15                 (Race for 15 – 20, and 4th event for 4 Milers)

Event 8                 11h15 – 12h30                 (Race for 14 & under)

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OUR SPONSORS

The generous sponsorship received from the following companies is used to pay the costs required to run the event.

This enables every cent of the funds raised by the swimmers to go directly to the charity beneficiaries.

2024 SPONSORS COMING SOON…

”IT IS WHEN YOU GIVE OF YOURSELF
THAT YOU TRULY GIVE

– Kahlil Gibran

IDEAL LOCATION

Mild, reliable flat conditions, even in wind, due to the protection from Durban Harbour and Vetch’s Pier.

Full clubhouse with bathroom and catering facilities.

Dedicated area assigned to the Oceans 8 event for the duration of the 2 days.

15th & 16th
(17th) JUNE 2024

DUC, Point Water Sports Club, Durban, KZN, South Africa

All proceeds
go to charity