Swim Categories

Entries start from $5 for kids and $65 for adults (includes swim cap and give away's). Ages are as at the 14th of January 2017.

Saturday 14 Janurary

Ages

Entry Fee NZD

Mini Epic 100m

5-10 year olds

$5

Mid Epic 1km

Open and Age Groups (10+)

$35

Epic 5km

Open and Age Groups (12+)

$65

Minor Epic 500m

9-16 year olds

$25

NZ 10km Open Water Championship*

Open and Age Groups (13+)

Epic 10km

Open and Age Groups (13+)

$65

Epic 2.5km

Open and Age Groups (12+)

$55

Epic Epic 17.5km

13+

$120

Sunday 15 January

Masters 2.5km Classic

Age Groups (25+)

$45

NZ 5km Open Water Championship*


* Note: All entrants in the New Zealand Open Water Championships must be a member of a
 Swimming New Zealand club. To participate in the recreational Epic Swim's you do not need to be a member of Swimming New Zealand.




Age Groups and Prizes

Mini Epic 100m
5-10 years
Medals 1st - 3rd for each gender: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10

Minor Epic 500m
9 - 16 years
Medals 1st - 3rd for each gender: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16

Mid Epic 1km 
10 and over
Medals 1st - 3rd for each gender: 10-13, 14-15, 16-17, Open, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+  
Cut off for 1k: 45 minutes

Epic 2.5km
12 and over
$500 to the first male and female swimmers across the finish line
Medals 1st - 3rd for each gender: 12-14, 15-17, Open, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Cut off for 2.5k: 1 hour 30 minutes**

Epic 5km
12 and over
$500 to the first male and female swimmers across the finish line
Medals 1st - 3rd for each gender: 12-14, 15-17, Open, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Cut off for 5k: 2 hours**

Epic 10km

13 and over
Participants in this race can have a designated feeder on the feeding boat located at the start/finish end of the course. Feeders may be responsible for more than one swimmer. Feeders will be transported to the feeding boat before the start of the race and will be returned when all swimmers are finished. Feeders must not throw drink bottles or food at swimmers.
$500 to the first male and female swimmers across the finish line
Medals 1st - 3rd for each gender: 13-15, 16-17, Open, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Cut off for 10k: 1 hour after 1st home regardless of gender**

Epic Epic 17.5km
13 and over
There will be a trophy for the first male and female swimmers based on combined times from the three distances. No age group medals will be awarded for this race with participants eligible for medals in their respective age groups for the Epic 10km, Epic 5km and Epic 2.5km races.

NZ 10km and NZ 5km
13 and over
Medals 1st - 3rd and certificates for the first 10 swimmers for each gender: 13-15, 16-17 & Open
As per international FINA Rules

2.5km NZ Masters Classic
Age groups 25+
Medals 1st - 3rd for each gender in incremental 10-year age groups: 25-34, 35-44 ... and 65+

** Note: Cut off times are not final; they are just an indication. A swimmer that will comfortably compete the course with no risk to their safety will not be removed from the water.