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You won't get thirsty. The water of Lake Wanaka is so pure you can drink it whilst swimming.

No need for filters, no chlorination or ozone treatment. Nothing. Pure New Zealand Water from the Source.

Come and sample.

Stuff you will probably want to know...

Categories & Age Groups


There are two categories. 'Open' (The Ruby only) and 'Age Group'.

Winners in each Age group will be awarded 1st, 2nd 3rd; Male & Female.

The Ruby Open - Prize Money


10% of entry fees will go directly to The Ruby Open category prize purse. If sufficient sponsorship transpires, we will offer a larger  tidy sum of cash split equally male / female.


Community Payback


Swim Cap Colours


The colours of your event swim cap correspond to each event as per the web site home page and as follows:

We are committed to providing 10% of event entry fees directly to initiatives dedicated to Wanaka water quality and purity.

We feel Lake Wanaka's greatest asset is its purity.


Race Timing


Every competitor will have a timing tag for accurate swim time recording. Issued at registeration on event day.

Weather Day


If it goes horribly wrong on the Saturday and the master plan goes astray, we have a weather alternative day on Sunday morning 29th January 2017.


Learn to Swim Donation


We are donating $1 from every person that enters the event expressly for Learn To Swim programmes here in the Southern Lakes District as part of the initiative.


Swim 3.8km

Swim 2.5km

Swim 1.2km

Swim 600m

Swim 200m

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