Prize Giving & Awards

INDIVIDUAL AGE GROUP CATEGORIES

The age category for an individual event is determined by your age on the day of the event/s you chose to swim.

2km – 3.5km SWIM DISTANCE

In the 2km and above swim distances there are 15 age groups: 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and females in each of the age groups. Age eligibility is from 12 years old and over.

Non-wetsuit swimmers in the 2km and above swim distances have the same categories, with the 1st male and female in each age group being awarded with medals at event prize giving.

5km SWIM DISTANCE – AKAROA

There are 15 age groups in this event: 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and females in each of the age groups. Age eligibility is from 12 years old and over.

Non-wetsuit swimmers in this event have the same categories, with the 1st male and female in each age group being awarded with medals at event prize giving.

5km SWIM DISTANCE – ROTORUA

There are eight age group categories in the 5km swim distance: 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female in each age group. Age eligibility is from 12 years old and over.

Non-wetsuit swimmers in the 5km  swim distances have the same categories, with the 1st male and female in each age group being awarded with medals at event prize giving.

750m – 2000m SWIM DISTANCE

There are eight age group categories in the 750m – 1500m swim distances: 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Overall 1st, 2nd 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st male and female in each age group. Age eligibility is from 10 years old and over.

500m SWIM DISTANCE

There are eight age group categories in the 500m swim distances: 8-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st male and female in each age group. Age eligibility is from 8 years old and over.

AMPHIBIAN EVENTS

There are eight age group categories in the Amphibian events: 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st male and female in each age group. Age eligibility is from 10 years old and over at the Generation Homes Sand to Surf and 12 years old and over at the Generation Homes Legend of the Lake.

BANANA BOAT OCEANKIDS SERIES

There are now three swim distances in the Banana Boat OceanKids. 100m for the 7&8 year olds, 200m for 9&10 year olds and 400m for 11&12 year olds. 1st, 2nd and 3rd boys & girls in each swim distance will be awarded medals at each event where the Banana Boat OceanKids takes place.

 

Find out more about the Series Competition here.