Michael Zoetmulder Making An Open Water Splash In Africa

Michael Zoetmulder Making An Open Water Splash In Africa

Michael Zoetmulder, founder of the Nelson Mandela Bay Bell Buoy Challenge, is inviting world-class open water swimmers to South Africa in order to compete in the Splash Festival between April 22nd to 25th. Last year, world champions Petar Stoychev and Melissa Gorman were among the invited athletes. “We are prepared to fund R15,000 (US$2,162) towards their flight costs and will attend to all their accommodation arrangements in Port Elizabeth for the duration of their stay,” offered Michael.

Plus, we have the South Africa Open Water Swimming Nationals on the 17th and 18th if they would be keen to try and compete in that event as well.”

The Splash Festival has positioned itself as the ultimate Indian Ocean swim as it is ideally located within Algoa Bay off the east Coast of South Africa. Algoa Bay, a potential World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s marine biodiversity hotspots and the 8K Ocean Swim from land to a nautical Bell Buoy positioned 2.5K off-shore is unique for African open water swimming.”

With over R70,000 (US$10,082) in prize money, the event is destined to be another of the great African open water swimming events.

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