Seychelles Open Water World Series 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019

The Seychelles Swimming Association (SSA) has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the Seychelles Open Water Challenge to be held on Beau Vallon Beach on 11th May, 2019, the day before the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019.
Anyone who wishes to participate in the races have until 1st May 2019 to register.


Group Distance Age category Races
(2 in each Group)
Start Time
A 500M 13 Years & Under Boys & Girls TBC
B 1000M OPEN TO ALL Men & Women TBC
C 3000M OPEN TO ALL Men & Women TBC
D 5000M OPEN TO ALL Men & Women TBC

Seychelles Open Water Challenge competition is open to everyone wishing to participate.

Registration Fees

Group A B C D
Distance 500M 1000M 3000M 5000M
Students SR50 SR50td> SR50 SR50
Adults - SR100 SR100 SR200
Foreigners EURO10 EURO20 EURO30 EURO50


Each participant will get a cap, a medal and a certifcate. The first 8 participants who complete each race will win monetary prizes and the first three will win the gold, silver and bronze medals.

Position 500M 1000M 3000M 5000M
1ST SR800 SR1,600 SR3,200 SR8,000
2ND SR700 SR1,400 SR2,800 SR7,000
3RD SR600 SR1,200 SR2,400 SR6,000
4TH SR500 SR1,000 SR2,000 SR5,000
5TH SR400 SR800 SR1,600 SR4,000
6TH SR300 SR600 SR1,200 SR3,000
7TH SR200 SR400 SR800 SR2,000
8TH SR100 SR200 SR400 SR1,000

The top three winners in each race will win:

1st Position – Gold Medal
2nd Position – Silver Medal
3rd Position – Bronze Medal

All participants will receive one free cap and souvenir medal.

Please attached a color ID photo and return this form to For more information: David Vidot Tel: 2515569 / Laurette Miller Tel: 2726361/ Maureen Payet Tel : 2620755


For any questions or queries regarding the event contact the Seychelles Swimming Association (SSA).

Mrs Maureen Payet: OWS Secretariat /SSA Secretary 2620755
Laurette Miller SSA Secretariat 2726361
David Vidot SSA Chairman 2515569


Participants who wish to take part need to take note of these following dates:

May 1st, 2019 Entry by Name & Declaration Form Details
May 11th, 2019 Race Registration & Technical Brief (@ Beau Vallon Beach /time TBC)
May 11, 2019 Competition (time tbc)

Seychelles Open Water Challenge competition is open to everyone wishing to participate.


Registration and entries will be accepted (a) through mail to or (b) at the Seychelles Swimming Association offices at Roche Caiman, weekdays from 09:00a.m – 4:00p.m. Secretariat Office. Participants needs to submit both the Entry & Declaration Forms, and to provide a recent colour passport photo.


Participants are required to wear normal swimming gear and goggles. Caps will be provided by the event management.


Seychelles Open Water Challenge participants should attend the Race Technical briefing that will take place 90 minutes prior to the race start at the venue briefing area. Venue signage will guide you to the location. A Roll Call of every Group participants will take place along with presentation of the Race Start /Finish procedures, along with the Safety & Medical provisions. Participants who fail to attend; on time the Technical Briefing Roll Call, will be automatically disqualified. The exact time of the meeting will be announced through the SSA social media pages.


Waters in Seychelles are relatively calm, with a course depth starting from 1.4m Weather data over the last 8 years reveals an average air temperature ranging between 25.6 – 30.7 degrees celsius at the date of the competition, with clear blue skies, nil precipitation and humidity 78.6. Prevailing wind pattern south Easterly, at average speeds of 7.9km/h. Expected sea surface temperatures are between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius.


Top (1000M and 3000M Course)
Bottom (5000M Course)

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