State Epic Swim To Live Up To Its Name

State Epic Swim To Live Up To Its Name

Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, is site of a two concurrently held open water events, catering to everyone from world-class international swimmers vying for spots at the Olympics to swimmers of young ages and minimal experience. The crystal clean waters and scenery of Lake Taupo will attract hundreds of open water swimmers on January 14th and 15th.

The State New Zealand Open Water Championships and the Epic Swim will be hosted concurrently.

The State New Zealand Open Water Championship will serve a trial race for the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim qualification meet in Portugal for the 2012 London Olympics.

The next step in selecting Olympic open water swimmers will be a pressure-packed event where a quality field is expected to line-up in both the 5K and 10K events.

Open to all international swimmers, the Kiwi swimmers will be pushed hard, especially since the 10K championship event offers a NZ$5,000 winner-take-all cash prize for both the male and female races.

The State Epic Swim will feature races for all ability levels and ages, from the 100m and 500m races for the kids through to the 1K, 2.5K, 5K and 10K races for the more serious and more experienced.

Beautiful scenery, clean water, competitive ambiance, safe environment, world-class athletes…it will be an outstanding weekend of open water swimming excellence.

Event Manager Kent Stead says, “Set in the pristine waters of Lake Taupo, the swims will hug the coastline. It will be hard for you not to be distracted by the spectacular scenery.

As the Events Capital of New Zealand, the Great Lake Taupo region is constantly a buzz with sporting, cultural, community and family festivals. We had a great months of winter events and we look forward to more great spring and summer months. Arts and culture, food and wine and celebrations are just a few things you can expect – there is always something different to see and do when you visit Taupo, Turangi, Tongariro and Mangakino
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