This year there is a total of R10,000 to be won across all categories of the Lagoon Mile Swim!
Registration will open on Tuesday, 27 December at 10:00 at the Knysna Yacht Club for the Knysna Lagoon Mile Swim (1600m) and the Junior Swim (500m).
The Lagoon Mile (1600m) starts at 15h00 at the Knysna Yacht Club hobie slipway. The course goes around the Yacht Club, turns right into the small harbour, goes under the bridge, around the Quays island and back to the finish at the hobie slipway.
The Junior Swim (500m) starts at the same time and place and goes around the Yacht Club into the harbour, but finishes at the John Benn slipway.
The Junior Swim is for 10 year olds and younger and only the first 3 girls and the first 3 boys will receive medals. Parents and other age groups may also take part but will not be eligible for medals.
Each participant’s time will be recorded. Swimmers who complete the one mile course will receive a medal. There will be special medals in each race category for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The winners in each male and female category will receive cash prizes.
Race categories are: Male and female 11 – 13; 14 – 17; 18 – 27; 28 – 39; 40 and over.
Entry fee for 10 and under is R100. For all categories in the Lagoon Mile, the entry fee is R150. Caps are compulsory for the swim – Knysna Rotary has limited stock of caps available and these will be sold at registration for R50 each.