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Race Status : Postpone until further notice

13/7/2020 840pm , SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the new law from the government announced just now, we have no choice but to postpone Deep Water Bay time trial until further notice.

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Deep Water Bay Time Trial


18th Oct 2020 (SUN) , 8:00am 3km Race

25th Oct 2020 (SUN), 8:00am 1.5km Race
Victoria Recreation Club(VRC), Deep Water Bay 

Nature of Sports: 

Open Water Swimming Race, 3.0 km / 1.4km Time Trial*

What is Time Trial*? 

Time Trial is a race format while each swimmer start individually at different time,  with fixed time interval between swimmers.  The time interval will be approximately 30 seconds depending on the numbers of swimmers who sign up.


Unlike mass start race , swimmers race alone against the clock to secure the fastest time with own effort, i.e. Drafting is not allowed. 

Demonstration of Time Trial start:

Race Agenda: 

  • 7:30am - 9:00am 

Registration by the sea side of the Victoria Recreational Club   

Check-in, body marking, sign waiver, collect safety buoy (if ordered during sign up), collect Jaked voucher & warm up.

Swimmers please arrive at according times:

3km swimmers: 7:30am-8:15am

1.4km swimmers:  8:15am-9:00am

  • 8:30am   1st swimmer of 3km swim race start (race briefing at 8:20am)

  • 9:15am   1st swimmer of 1.4km swim race start (race briefing at 9:05am)

  • 9:30am  Snacks will be served

  • 10:15am  Award Ceremony  

Note: Exact individual start time ("Startlist") will be included in the "race reminder letter" which is scheduled to email to swimmers on July 18th (Sat).  Startlist will also be available HERE.

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Entry Fees :

  • Early Bird: $280 (until 30th June,Tues) 

  • Standard: $330  (until 12th July,Sun)

  • Last Minute: $360 (until 16th July, Thur 6pm)  

Jaked Swimming buoy (Optional):

  • $180 (Collect on race day)

Prizes : 

AG Winner: Medal, HK$200 Jaked Voucher & Swim Buoy

AG 1st Runner-up: Medal, HK$100 Jaked Voucher & 20% off Jaked Coupon 

AG 2nd Runner-up: Medal, HK$100 Jaked Voucher & 10% off Jaked Coupon 

The age groups are determined by your age on 31 December 2020.

AG Category for 3km race:

Male/Female 19&Under,  Male/Female 20-39, Male/Female 40-49 , Male/Female 50&Above

AG Category for 1.4km race: 

Male/Female 19&Under, Male/Female 20-45, Male/Female 46&Above. 

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Rules & Regulations:

  1. Declaration of responsibility is required for all swimmers

  2. No one should join the race unless he/she is physically fit, in excellent health, and fully expected to finish within the CUTOFF TIME of  75 mins for 3km or 45mins for 1.4km race.

  3. You may be asked to provide proof of competence. If fail to do so, you may not be allowed to race.

  4. This race is recommended for swimmers who do regular pool swims / open water swims. Racers are recommended to join free sessions oraganized by OWSHK prior to race day. 

  5. Swimmers must obey instructions to kayakers, helpers & personnel of the race.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

  6. Swimmers will take full responsibility of their safety during the race.

  7. Wetsuit is not allowed.

  8. Drafting is not allowed at any time. The draft zone is 8 metres from the ankles of the swimmer in front. Swimmers who enter the draft zone have 20 seconds to pass the swimmer in front.  Drafting penalty is 6 minutes for 3km race and 3 minutes for 1.4km race.

  9. Safety buoy is mandatory during the entire race.​

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Coronavirus Disease Precaution & Rule

  1. No sick swimmers should join the race.

  2. Personnel under the quarantine period is not allowed to race.

  3. Masks are required on deck until race briefing and after the swim race.

  4. No more than 50 swimmers should group together during pre-race and post-race.  Please maintain at least 1.5 meter between groups. 

Course Map :

  • 3.0km course - swim to Buoy 1, 2, 3 ,4  & 5 and swim to the pontoon at VRC.  Run to the finish line. Keep all the buoys on your left side.

  • 1.4km course - swim to Buoy 1 , 2 ,1 and swim to the pontoon at VRC. Run to the finish line.  Keep all the buoys on your left side.


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Buoy 3- Permanent Metal Buoy@ pumping station

Buoy 2 - Permanent Metal Buoy @ HK Country Club


Buoy 1, 4, 5 - Inflatable Buoys

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Transportation to VRC Deep Water Bay:

  • MTR: get off from Ocean Park MTR station, and 15-20mins walk along Mill & Chung Path 

  • Bus : 6X, 260

  • Driving - Public Parking is available at Island Road, Deep Water Bay.

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