Event 1: Details & Registration

Wellington to Petone Swim

This is an exciting new swim course on a piece of coastline that not many people have swam, due to access difficulty.

We frequently look at the water alongside the motorway, thinking to ourselves, how great it would be to swim this piece of water. It’s invariably the calmest part of the harbour and links Wellington to Lower Hutt. An iconic piece of coastline.

I’ve fixed up the logistics - we’ll travel by Sweet Georgia to two separate deep water start points and tick off this epic piece of coastline

Let’s do it. Here’s the plan -


Date - Sat 1st December

Swim Distances: 7 km and 5 km

Registration: 7:00 - 7:15 am, Sweet Georgia berth, Queens Wharf

Departure of boat: 7:35 am

Swim Briefing: On-board the boat

Cost: $80


General Logistics:

  • There will be 2 swim groups depart from each swim start point -

    • ‘Fastest Group’ - swim faster than 17 mins per km (1:40/100 m)

    • ‘Almost as Fast’ Group - swim between 17 - 20 mins/km (1:40- 2:00/100)

  • 2 swim starts - the 7 km start point & 5 km start point. 5 km swimmers will stay on the boat, whilst long swimmers start, and then be transported to their swim point

  • Swim Start times

    • 7 km Course, Group 1 - 8:00 am

    • 7 km Course, Group 2 - 8:15 am

    • 5 km Course, Group 3 - 8:25 am

    • 5 km Course, Group 4 - 8:40 am

  • Swimmers will swim parallel to the coastline, northwards to the ‘Green Shed’, at the west end of Petone Beach

  • There is a compulsory Checkpoint and Feed Zone at the 4 km point on the longer swim course (2 km point on the 5 km course)

  • At the Feed Zone we will supply swimmers with an electrolyte drink, banana or sweets

  • The Finish Point will be at the west end of Petone beach close to the Green Shed and Water Skiing Club


Your Swim Safety:

  • Aim to pair up with a swim buddy. This is not a race but an endurance swim. Check on your buddy along the course to ensure they are content

  • Dress appropriately for the conditions on the day, and particularly the water temperature, distance you are swimming (time in the water) and your fitness level

  • Wetsuits are compulsory unless cleared by the Event Director

  • Light coloured caps are compulsory

  • Ensure that you don’t get too cold (loss of sensation; chattering teeth; uncoordinated movements; poor direction taking; fuzzy head, etc) – put your hand up if you need assistance

  • Although it is not compulsory you may want to pull a swim buoy along, and tie a whistle to it, in case you need to raise attention

  • Be aware of your surroundings – watch you don’t run into watercraft, other swimmers, floating debris or submerged rocks (particularly at headlands)

  • Watch for fishermen and lines, particularly around headlands and along accessible coastline – generally you will be safe 30 metres from the shoreline  


Supporters

Welcome to all supporters. You’re an essential part of our story. You allow swimmers the platform to perform and complete these adventure based endurance swims. We want you to have a great day and to take joy in your swimmers efforts, as we will. During your day you can -

  • Drop your swimmer off at Sweet Georgia charter boat at the north end of Queens Wharf & hang out until departure (no supporters on board)

  • It is possible to walk or bike down the walkway that connects Wellington to Petone. You can also stop at the Ngauranga Train Station and stand on the platform to watch your swimmers pass. Please do not walk over the rail tracks

  • You can also go to the far end of the course and enjoy a local cafe before returning to the finish area for the likely arrival of swimmers between 09:45 – 11:15 am

  • We recommend you bring along a warm drink, warm clothing and a big hug for your swimmer  


REGISTRATION FORM

Name *
Name
Which event are you entering *
Distances are approximate only. .
How would you describe your current sea swim skills & fitness *
Please bring any medication to event briefing. Put in a waterproof plastic bag with your name clearly on it. Hand to the registration manager.
Please contact Jenny Rose, Event Director. 027 2423527. Free entry to anyone who can help out.
Do you intend to wear a wetsuit *
If the water temperature is under 18 degrees and/or you are swimming longer than 90 mins you need to contact Jenny 027 2423527 to get permission
Payment Total
A late entry payment of $15 applies from midnight Sunday Nov 25th
Personal Waiver
THESE CONDITIONS ARE HERE TO ENSURE TRACTION EVENTS ARE FUN AND SAFE FOR PARTICIPANTS AND SUPPORT TEAM ALIKE. HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES AND PROTOCOLS MUST ALIGN WITH H&S LEGISLATION TO ENSURE EVERYONE'S SAFETY - PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING WAIVER CONDITIONS AND SIGN OFF ONLY IF YOU ARE HAPPY TO ABIDE BY THE CONDITIONS. CONTACT JENNY IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS.
I AFFIRM THAT I AM CONFIDENT IN SEA CONDITIONS AND AM FULLY SATISFIED THAT I AM IN THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND MEDICAL CONDITION TO TAKE PART IN THESE SEA BASED SWIM TRAINING SESSIONS. IF I AM NOT FEELING CONFIDENT AND SAFE I WILL NOT ATTEND THE TRAINING SESSION. IF I FEEL UNSAFE IN THE WATER I WILL TELL MY SWIM BUDDY AND NOTIFY A KAYAKER, BEFORE REMOVING MYSELF FROM THE WATER.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PARTICIPATION IN THESE GROUP SESSIONS CARRIES WITH IT POTENTIAL RISKS INCLUDING CHOPPY SURFACE CONDITIONS, RIP CURRENTS, BREAKING WAVES, UNKNOWN SEA-BED CONDITIONS, MARINE CREATURES, IMPACTS WITH PEOPLE AND CRAFT AND OTHER POTENTIAL RISKS AND HAZARDS. THERE IS A CHANCE OF INJURY, SOMETIMES SERIOUS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF DEATH IF THESE RISKS ARE NOT UNDERSTOOD OR MANAGED.
I UNDERSTAND THAT THE SWIM IS CONDUCTED IN AN OPEN WATER SITUATION SO MY CONDITION AND PROGRESS WILL NOT BE MONITORED AT ALL TIMES. I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN WELL-BEING AND ACCEPT THAT I PARTICIPATE IN THE SWIM SESSION AT MY OWN RISK. THIS MEANS THAT IF I FEEL UNSURE OR UNSAFE THAT I WILL REMOVE MYSELF FROM THE WATER AND ALERT OTHER PARTICIPANTS OR STAFF IMMEDIATELY.
I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO ALL CONDITIONS
I UNDERSTAND THAT MY CONTACT DETAILS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE TRACTION FITNESS DATABASE AND THAT THIS DATABASE MAYBE USED BY TRACTION FITNESS. I ALSO AGREE THAT ALL IMAGES TAKEN AT TRACTION FITNESS EVENTS CAN BE USED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES WITHOUT MY WRITTEN APPROVAL.
If there are fewer than 40 swimmers the event will be cancelled and registered swimmers will receive a 50% discount
If the weather causes the event cancellation I will endeavour to organise a postponement date for this swim during the summer period
Terms *
Payment Options
Swim City2City $80 $15 late entry - From midnight Sun 25th November Payments can be made by internet banking or by cash before the swim. If paying via internet please clearly reference yourself.
ACCOUNT NUMBER 02 0828 0088647 000
Inquiries to Jenny - 027 24 23 527
 
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 Registration & Sweet Georgia berth

Registration & Sweet Georgia berth