Make sure you are in Taupo on the 11 January 2014 to be part of the 2014 State Epic Swim. Take the opportunity to swim alongside some of New Zealand's best open water swimmers, enjoy the idyllic setting of Lake Taupo and get yourself some excellent practice on the same course as the New Zealand Ironman.
2013 State Epic Swim Photos
Looking for photos from this years State Epic Swim. Finishing photos can be purchased from www.takethemoment.co.nz. Other photos from the weekend can also be found on the event facebook page here.
At the 2014 State Epic Swim there will be prize money of $500 presented to the first finishing male and female swimmers in the 2.5km, 5km and 10km races.
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Online Entries will open on Thursday 1 August. Online entry payment can be made by Credit Card. Online entries will close at midnight on Thursday 9 of January 2014.
Late entries can be made at registration on Friday the 10 January or at race day registration on Saturday 11 January from 7am until 1pm. Cash, cheque and electronic payments will be accepted.
2014 will once again see a 2.5km Masters Classic race swum on Sunday the 12 January. You do not need to be a registered Masters Swimmer to participate in the 2.5km Master Classic. Entries are open to anyone 25 years and over and there are medals presented to age place getters.
Wetsuits can be worn in all Epic events. Swimming New Zealand would like to thank the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board for providing access to Lake Taupo. Please help us protect the future of Lake Taupo from Didymo and other pest. Wetsuits can very easily carry the Didymo disease and other pests picked up from other water ways around the world. Lake Taupo is currently Didymo free and with your support it can stay this way for many more years. With the support of the Department of Conservation all athletes must have their wetsuits dipped prior to registration.
The New Zealand Open Water Championships are being run under FINA Rules so wetsuits are not permitted in these races.
Revive & Restore Massage.
Once again in 2014 Revive and Restore Massage will be onsite to provide massages to competitors prior to and following races. The charge is $1 per minute. Massages can also be received at the Revive and Restory clinic on the Friday preceeding the Epic Swims. To make a reservations call Paulette on 07 377 0069.