OCEAN SWIM 2022
The Napier Port Ocean Swim is to be held on Saturday morning 19th February 2022 at Perfume Point/Hardinge Road Reserve, Ahuriri, Napier (same as previous years).
If the weather and sea conditions change for the worse our alternative location is Pandora Pond.
Covid Response Plan
The Napier Port Ocean Swim 2022 will be run under the official Ministry of Health Covid -19 Protection Framework - The Traffic Light System.
All participants, officials and contractors over the age of 12years and 3months will need to be double vaccinated and show their Covid Vaccination Certificates (CVC's) at race pack collection on Friday afternoon (see below for details).
All participants and spectators/supporters will need to QR scan into the event, wear face masks and maintain 1m distancing from each other (where practical). Swimmers on entering the marshalling/race briefing area can take off their masks but must put them back on once they have completed their race and exited the race finish area.
Currently Hawke's Bay is in the Orange Traffic Light "level." If we are still there (or Green) by race day we will be able to run the event as per normal other than the above covid safety rules.
We believe we will be able to run the event if we move to the Red Light "level" also, however we need more clarity about staging open water sporting events in the Red "level" from the MoH and we may have to limit the popular 2.5km race to the first 100 swimmers who enter.
Our full Covid Response Plan is available on our website www.napierportoceanswim.co.nz under Waivers, Terms & Conditions tab. It is a working document and will be updated as we receive new information from MoH and experiences from other open water events that will be staged before February 2022.
Event cancellation due to Covid restrictions
If the event is cancelled due to government imposed restrictions as a result of Covid 19 the organisers will refund swimmers 90% of their entry fees. NB: the registration fee of $1 and 5% is non refundable. We sincerely hope it dosn't come to this!
Registration + Race Pack collection
4:30pm – 6:30pm Friday 18th February at East Pier Hotel and Restaurant.
Swimmer Covid Vaccination Certificates will need to be sighted at Race Pack collection on Friday afternoon. Some form of visual identification may also be requested eg drivers license.
Wearing of face masks and QR scanning in at East Pier for race pack collection is mandatory. 1m distancing will be encouraged.
Race Packs may be picked up by a friend, but they will need to have your CVC and some form of visual ID of you. It is important to pick up your race pack on the day before the race to streamline the race day program and to comply with the Covid Guidelines. If for some reason you or a friend is unable to pick up your race pack at registration please contact us to make alternative arrangements.
At registration you will receive your final race day instructions, race cap, timing chip, and your hand will be marked with permanent black marker pen.
Late entries will be via manual entry forms with a late entry fee of $10 (plus registration fee of $1 and 5%) at registration on Friday 18th.
Eftpos facilities will be available.
THERE ARE NO LATE ENTRIES ON RACE DAY.
Please check on our website for all information and any changes. If you have further questions please email us (contact email address on website)
All the best for your preparation and your swim on the day.