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 and Oceania'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.
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.
Need some accommodation for the 2014 State Epic Swim? Suncourt Hotel on the lake front are doing a fantastic deal once again for us. Ring 07 378 8265 and quote "Epic Swim" to get a room for 2 for just $115, include breakfast for 2 it's only $157.
The Hilton Lake Taupo also has it's 15% advanced purchase special available. Jump online and book your accommodation now.
Online Entries are open. 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. If you are in need of a new wetsuit make the most of the entry special. Purchase a wetsuit when you enter and receive your entry for free. This can be done when you complete your online entry. Note that suits will be delivered to you from the beginning of September. If you just want to hire a suit for the weekend this is also possible from BlueSeventy. Contact Warren Benny at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a hire suit. These will cost $30 for the epic weekend.
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 and Oceania 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 Massage Clinic, 30 Heu Heu St, Taupo on the Friday preceding the Epic Swims. To make a reservations call or text Paulette on 027 241 8586.
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.