What is Open Water Swimming?

It is a swimming discipline which takes place in outdoor bodies of water such as open oceans, lakes, and rivers. The Indian Ocean and lagoons surrounding Mauritius offer an exhilarating and rewarding swimming experience, offering swimmers the chance to explore and appreciate the beauty of our natural bodies of water while testing their physical and mental capabilities at a competitive level

Event Background

Nando’s RLSS Open Water Swim

See you in April 2025

Fueled Sport Ltd & the Royal Life Saving Society proudly organise the Nando’s RLSS Open Water Swim held at Pereybere beach. The event main sponsor, Nando’s along with various co-sponsors have supported the swim for the past decade. The Open Water Swim event has grown to become Mauritius’s largest open water swimming festival. Scheduled for 28th April 2024, this swimming festival is much more than just a competitive event; it’s a day for friends and families to come together for a beachlike carnival experience. The format of the races:
  • Kids Fun Swim
  • 1.6km
  • 1.6km (assisted/with equipment)
  • 3.8km
  • 3.8km (assisted/with equipment)
  • Combo (1.6km & 3.8km)
In this category, “Assisted with equipment” refers to the use of diving masks, snorkel, swim buoys, swim boards, fins, wet suits, neoprene garments, and any other swimming aid, with the exceptions of swim caps, goggles, standard swim costumes, and World Aquatics approved swimwear. While participants who opt for equipment assistance will have their times recorded under the “assisted” category, they will not be eligible for prize consideration. We kindly request that swimmers using equipment assistance initiate their race from the rear of each starting group. To participate, it’s mandatory for swimmers to wear the provided swimming cap and the timing chip included in the race pack. Failure to complete the designated laps or follow these stipulations will lead to disqualification.

Prize Categories

Nando’s RLSS Open Water Swim 2024

For all races: 1.6km & 3.8km
Top 3 JUNIOR (14 and Under) Female
Top 3 JUNIOR (14 and Under) Male
Top 3 OPEN (15 to 49) Female
Top 3 OPEN (15 to 49) Male
Top 3 MASTER (50+) Female
Top 3 MASTER (50+) Male
Oldest Swimmer to Finish
Company with most finishers (Adults only)
Schools with most finishers (Students only)
Clubs with most finishers (Adults, juniors)

The Proceeds from the Mauritius Swimming Federation Open Water Swim 2023 and the Royal Life Saving Society Open Water Swim 2024 will be donated to the Mauritius Swimming Federation and the Royal Life Saving Society respectively, serving to further their causes.

Fueled Sports Ltd, a dedicated non-profit organisation is charting new waters in its quest to develop Mauritian open water swimming. The company is reaching out for sponsorship and donations, aiming to fuel its mission of promoting and developing open water swimming sports events and ensuring safe swimming.

Aiming to foster world-class talent, Fueled Sports’ purpose, in conjunction with the Mauritius Swimming Federation is dual fold. We want to coach and develop competitive open water swimmers in Mauritius, and host top-tier local events. The goal is to make a significant contribution to the Mauritius Swimming Federation and eventually assist them in hosting international competitions, thus shining a global spotlight on Mauritius’s beautiful waters.

ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY (MAURITIUS)

The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS), is a key ally in open water swimming  and shares a strong commitment to promoting safe swimming in Mauritius. By training and providing lifeguards for many of the public pools around Mauritius, the association ensures aquatic activities are safer for all. They also take active steps in spreading safe swimming initiatives across schools and clubs, contributing substantially to drowning prevention.

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