This iconic open water swimming event caters for a wide range of swimming abilities!
This iconic Taupo event is organised by the Rotary Club of Taupo Expresso and any proceeds from the day will go towards community projects in the region.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the 4.2km event have a cut-off time?
The total cut off time is 2 hours. All swimmers must make the half way buoy (2.1km) in a time of 60 minutes and finish the swim in 2 hours. The Event Director reserves the right to let a swimmer continue if they are very close to this cut off time.
Is the swimmer on their own?
The 4.2km event is supported by safety vessels, kayaks, marker buoys and numerous officials and event personel. If you are at all nervous, please let an official know at the start of the event or arrange for your own personal kayaker to stay with you. Above all else - Don't panic!
What if I don't have a wetsuit?
Wetsuits are compulsary for this event. If you need to hire a wetsuit for this weekend this is also possible from Blue Seventy and contact is Warren Benny at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a hire suit.
What if I lose my transponder in the Lake?
You will be given a transponder at registration that you are responsible for. If you lose this before the start of race and issued an replacement, you are still liable for the replacement cost of $50. Please take the time to ensure it is fitted correctly before the event, placing your wetsuit over to safe guard as well. If this does come off in the lake, please notify the finish officals as soon as you cross the line. The replacement cost will still stand.