18 year old Wayne Jones is eagerly looking forward to Sunday for round 2 of the Ocean Racing Series™ as he seeks to extend an unbeaten record in the Dis-Chem 2km Ocean Swim which he started way back in October 2011. Jones’ strongest competition in the long distance swim is likely to come from his 20 year old brother Jason who was the runner up at round 1 a fortnight ago whilst youngest brother Daniel, 16 years, enjoyed a comfortable win in the Dis-Chem 1km Ocean Swim in round 1.
The Jones boys are a formidable trio of open water swimmers who, like many of the top Eastern Province swimmers and triathletes, use the Ocean Racing Series as an ideal training base for the season ahead. Another top swimmer enjoying success in the Series is Olympic Open Water Swimmer Jessica Roux who was the overall Series champion in Season 5 before relocating to Durban to join the SA swimming coach Graham Hill. Roux, now back and studying in Port Elizabeth, is expected to dominate the ladies 2km swims this season.
The Ocean Racing Series features 5 different events on each race morning which are run simultaneously to offer the entire family an awesome opportunity to come to the beachfront and take part in outdoor activity. Kicking off at 9am on alternate Sunday mornings, families can take to the water in the Dis-Chem 1km or 2km Ocean Swim, or they can stay on the beach and enjoy the Swirlers 5km Beach Walk or the Zports 5km Beach Run. For the youngers, 12 years and under, there is the very popular Crickley Dairy 1km Beach Run/Walk which attracts around 100 kids on Sunday mornings. All kids receive a finishers medal whilst category medals are up for grabs for all together with a chilled BOS ice tea and great lucky draws.
Part of the appeal of the Ocean Racing Series is the association with the Reach for a Dream Foundation and Rotary. Through the support of the Series participants, the Series tries to realise at least one dream per race day and the presentation of the dream is made between the kids and adult lucky draw prize giving ceremonies which take place around 10am on race days. With R1,000 cash up for grabs in the lucky draws and around 20 prize hampers, family members are only too eager to hang around after their event to see if they will be the lucky one.
For further information on the Ocean Racing Series or to register for Sunday morning, see www.oceanracingseries.co.za Registration is a once off fee of just R50 to secure your Series number for Season 9 which concludes at the end of March 2014.
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Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2013/10/jones-seeking-clean-sweep/