The 2018 Barbados Open Water Festival Agenda
Five Fantastic days of Swimming in Barbados.
Wed. Nov. 7th - Practice Swim #1
2K Open Water Swim in Carlisle Bay, similar route to weekend Swim races on 10th & 11th. Guests will gather at Copacabana Beach Bar at 4pm for welcome briefing, Guided Swim will start at 4.30pm. After the swim, guests are invited to wine and dine at the Copacabana (Happy Hour & BBQ buffet).
Thur. Nov. 8th - Practice Swim #2
2K Open Water Swim along the "platinum" West Coast from the exclusive Port St. Charles Yacht Club. Guests will gather at the picturesque Port St. Charles Yacht Club for a 4pm briefing, Guided Swim will start at 4.30pm. After the swim, guests are invited to relax and enjoy the scenery from the Port St. Charles Yacht Club. Happy Hour Bar and Dining on offer.
Friday Nov. 9th - Practice Swim #3
2K Open Water Swim on the South Coast. Guests will gather at Miami Beach for 4pm briefing, Guided Swim will start at 4.30pm. After the swim guests are invited to join us at the Oistins Fish Fry which is only a short walk from Miami Beach.
All practice swims will be held close to shore in safe conditions, with Paddle boarders and Kayakers escorting Swimmers. All 3 locations usually provide great opportunities for viewing beautiful reefs, colourful fish and turtles.
We will provide chartered buses for transportation on the Thursday & Friday Guided swims for US$12 per person return included. The Chartered buses will depart & return to Coconut Court Hotel. Sign up for the transport when entering online. All registered participants will be notified of transportation details as well as food and drink options by email closer to event.
Saturday Nov. 10th: 1.5K Swim
7.15am to 8:15am: Registration & Check in for the 1.5km Swims
All swimmers entered in the 1.5K Swim race are invited to check-in at Copacabana Beach Bar between 7.15am and 8:15 am. At check-in swim hats will be issued and swimmers numbered. No new entries will be accepted on race day.
8.30am: Race Briefing on the Beach
9am: Race Start for 1.5km ‘Swim the Bay’ race & 1.5km ‘Just for Fun’ Swim
Pictured above: Kristina Evelyn of BOWF presents a donation to Donnah Russell of the Variety Club. Join the hundreds of swimmers expected to participate in these 2 events which start together. The 1.5K ‘swimmers will compete for fantastic prizes including Airline tickets, Hotel stays, electronics, tickets to island attractions and Dinners at Fine Dining Restaurants. Swimmers who want to participate in the event but don’t want to race can join the swimmers in the 1.5km ‘Just for Fun’ Swim. Just for Fun swimmers are allowed swimming aids.
The ‘Just for Fun’ swim is a great way for swimmers to become exposed to race conditions; it’s also fun for young kids that want to participate with help from their parents or guardians. The "Just for Fun" swim benefits the Variety Club of Barbados. . The 1.5km race is a good warm up for the 3.3K, 5K and 10K on Sunday Nov 11. Presentation of prizes and awards for the 1.5km swims will take place immediately after the Swims.
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Sunday Nov. 11th: 3.3K, 5K, 10K Swims
6.15am: Registration & Check in for the 10K Swim only.
6.45am: Race Briefing for 10k Swim only
7am: Race Start for the 10km Swim only
Six laps (1.67k each) in Carlisle Bay. No new entries will be accepted on race day.
7.15am to 8:15am: Registration & Check in for the 3.3K and 5K Swim Races (2 events). No new entries accepted on race day.
10K Swimmers - please note that Swimmers in the 3.3K and 5K Races will be joining you on the same Swim course at the 9am and 9.02am start times for those races. By this time the 10K field should be well spread out and not present a challenge for any of the swimmers in either race.
Presentation of prizes and awards for the 3.33k, 5k & 10 k swims will take place at approx. 11.15am.
Food, DJ, music, drinks and loads of fun for the whole family November 10th-11th at the Copacabana Beach Bar in Carlisle Bay, the home of the Barbados Open Water Festival. The Open Water Festival welcomes Swimmers of all skill levels from Recreational to Elite. The 2018 event will be the 7th BOWF. The course is surveyed by a land surveyor to ensure an accurate distance. Safety is the number one priority at BOWF. The course is patrolled by many volunteers on Stand Up Paddle Boards and in Kayaks as well as 2-3 motor boats. Life Guards are on hand as well as a medical team (Two medical doctors plus an ambulance on site). Racers will compete for fantastic prizes including Airline tickets, Hotel stays, Dinners at Fine Dining Restaurants and much more.
The 1.5K, 3.33K and 5K Swim races will consist of the following groups:
The 10km Swim: Prizes for top 3 Males & Females.
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