fos series nsw
Final results in the series are hardly a surprise, given form throughout the series -- Rohan Skea wins from Judy Playfair and Lisa Critoph. Well done, those swimmers. Check the final tallies below for all the final listings.
The event program is -
Dawny's Cockatoo Challenge, Balmain, Cockatoo Island, Nov 18 (2.3km) - Results - Olympus camera - Peter Chan, Xanthi voucher - Andrew Maggs, budgysmuggler voucher - Amanda Cocks
Head2Head Swim, Black Head, lower north coast, Jan 6 (1.5km) - Results -
Murray Rose's Malabar Magic, eastern suburbs, Feb 17 (2km) - Results - Olympus camera - Jane McCallum, Xanthi voucher - Richard Murray, budgysmuggler.com.au voucher - Edith Niemeyer
Commotion in the Ocean, Caves Beach Sprint, Newcastle, March 10 - Results - Olympus Tough 320 - Heath Winning; Xanthi voucher - Susan O'Malley; budgysmuggler.com.au voucher - Murray Davies
Stanwell Park Ocean Challenge, March 24 - Results - Olympus Tough 320 - Cole Busby; Xanthi voucher - Kane Orr; budgysmuggler.com.au voucher - Darryl Green
Barney Mullins Classic, Freshwater, March 29 - Results - Olympus Tough - Joern Sauer, Xanthi - Ross Hawthorne, budgysmuggler.com.au - Peter McCrae
Bluewater Challenge, Bondi, eastern suburbs, March 31 (2.1km) - Results - Olympus Tough - Katie Price, Xanthi - Ginny Hedderman, budgysmuggler.com.au - Elizabeth Cobden
For final points after Round 7 at Bondi... click here
Great prizes, too -
trip to Vanuatu to take part in the Vanuatu Open Water Swim and Espiritu Santo Swim Week in June 2013;
A trip to Fiji to take part in the Mana Fiji Ocean Swim in October 2013;
An Olympus E-P camera to the winner;
Olympus Tough 320 cameras to be given away at each participating event;
Dinner voucher for $120, Xanthi Bar & Restaurant,
to be given away at each participating event, and
Vouchers for $50 with BudgySmuggler, to be given away through random draws at participating events.
How it works
The series uses the oceanswims.com handicap system, with each swimmer's time being weighted for age and sex to produced handicap results. This means all swimmers can compare themselves validly with all other swimmers.
The major prizes (travel packs and the Olympus E-P) can be won only by swimmers who haven't already won major prizes. In essence, the series winner gets the pick of the travel packs plus the Olympus E-P camera. But, a winner can't win a major prize twice. If a series winner has already won in preceding years, then the travel prizes and the E-P camera all are subject to random draws. There will be random draws amongst the top 20 in the series, and a final random draw of all those who qualify for points in the series, ie of those swimmers who have done five of the series swims. Thus, it's possible that all major prizes will be subject to random draws.
Travel prizes must be taken in their year they are won (ie they cannot be deferred) and they are not transferable.
Swimmers must do five swims to qualify for prizes in the series, and final points will be the tally of a qualifying swimmer's best six swims. The oceanswims.com handicap system levels the playing field for swimmers of all ages and both genders. This makes it possible for a swimmer of any age and either gender to win the series. Past winners have been a truckie (age 40), a graphic designer (age 55), a horse breaker (age 56), a lady clerical assistant in her early 50s, and a lady in her early 60s.
The oceanswims.com handicap system adjusts each swimmer's time for age and sex, providing a handicap time which is used to calculate points.
To qualify for points in the series, swimmers must wear only conventional cossies. This means no fastskins, no wetties, no cossies that cover any part of the arms or legs. Blokes must wear conventional budgy smugglers, and laydees must wear one piece or two piece, but without arms or legs. No hi-tech material, and no material with any flotation property.
We're very pleased again to welcome Olympus Imaging as major supporter of the series. Olympus worked with us on the series the last two years, providing cameras as random giveaways at participating swims. This year, Olympus will provide -
- An Olympus Tough 320 camera to a random draws of entrants to participating swims, and
- An Olympus E-P camera to the overall winner.
Xanthi Greek restaurant, which is run Sydney's vogue chef, David Tsirekas, is providing dinner for two, including wine, as a random draw at each event in the fine ocean swimmers series 2012. David will give you a very top night out indeed. Or lunch. It's up to you. But as with all our prizes, you must be present at the draw to collect.
We're very pleased to welcome budgysmuggler.com.au as a supporter of the series, too. We'll give away a $50 voucher to use at budgysmuggler.com.au at each participating swim in the series.
Vanuatu Open Water Swims and Espiritu Santo Swim Week
Sponsored by Air Vanuatu and Vanuatu tourism, prize includes airfares, accommodation, transfers and swim entry (3rd party taxes and charges attaching to airfares are the responsibility of the prize winner). Find out more about how you can join these swims -- Port Vila on June 9 and Espiritu Santo-Aore on June 12... click here
Mana Fiji Swim
Mana Island Resort sponsors our Mana Fiji Swim prize. Prize includes airfares, accommodation, transfers and swim entry (3rd party taxes and charges attaching to airfares are the responsibility of the prize winner). Find out more about how you can be part of this swim, and maybe come north with us to the Yasawas afterwards, too... click here
David Helsham Design
David Helsham Design also supports the Olympus Fine Ocean Swimmers Series 2012/13.
With queries... click here
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