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
Nando’s RLSS Open Water Swim
28 April 2024
- Kids Fun Swim
- 1.6km (assisted/with equipment)
- 3.8km (assisted/with equipment)
- Combo (1.6km & 3.8km)
Nando’s MSF Open Water Swim
Fueled Sports Ltd & the Mauritius Swimming Federation is thrilled to announce the first Nando’s Mauritius Swimming Federation (MSF) Open Water Swim event, taking place on 10th December 2023 at the beautiful Mont Choisy Beach. The team is delighted to be hosting the Africa Aquatics Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Mauritius with the race taking place at Mont Choisy. This competition is more than a race; it’s an avenue for sportsmen to refine their strategies under race conditions, while allowing social swimmers to experience a fun-filled morning of swimming on a race circuit. The event also acts as a stepping stone for those aiming for international competitions and qualifications.
The format for the Open Water Swim races at Mont Choisy:
- 75m Kids Fun Swim
- 1Km (assisted/with equipment)
- 3Km (assisted/with equipment)
- 5Km (assisted/with equipment)
The racecourse is designed in a triangular configuration spanning approximately 1km. Competitors participating in the 1km race will complete one loop of the course, while those in the 3km race will do three loops, and 5km participants will navigate the course five times. Swimmers are responsible for keeping track of their completed loops.
During the race, participants must ensure they pass marker buoys with them on their left. Upon completing the required loops, competitors should head straight to the finish line, which is located in the water. Please wear the timing chip on your left arm. As you approach the finish, raise your left arm and place it on the finish bar to ensure the chip records your time accurately.
To compete, participants must wear both the provided swimming cap and the timing chip found in the race pack. Failure to complete the necessary laps or adhere to these guidelines will result in disqualification
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.