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1SOMS (1st Sunday of the Month Swim) February
9:00 race start
1SOMS= 1st Sunday of Month Swim
Every Month* . Timed clockwise swim .
Choice of Long or Short route.
*Jun,Jul,Aug start an hour later
1SOMS Format: The swim takes place in a format I like to call “Hares” and “Hounds”. The objective of the format is to reduce the spread of times and in so doing keep swimmers of different speeds in a much closer group. The “ultimate” objective is for the timing to be such that all swimmers finish together. New swimmers automatically are placed with the Hares and in so doing receive a 5 minute head-start on the Hounds.
Expected finish time of a Hare is ± 38 minutes whereas a Hound is ± 30 minutes (± 2 min/100m) . Swimmers who have completed the swim previously have already found “swim-buddies” and generally elect to swim in the group that resembles their speed more closely. Hares have the advantage of leading, whereas Hounds have the advantage of chasing.
Many a Hound has been surprised at the tenacity of the Hare when caught and has muttered under-breath at the Hare finding hidden reservoirs of speed.
For further details, contact the organisers www.3soms.co.za