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Hong Kong

Deep Water Bay Time Trial


25th August 2019 (SUN)  
Victoria Recreation Club(VRC), Deep Water Bay 

Nature of Sports: 

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

Special Offer

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Sign up for any 2 of races ( DWB Time Trial - 8/25, EMB Classics - 10/1) , McBean MIC -11/3 )  will receive a JAKED bath size microfiber towel.​​

What is Time Trial*? 

Time Trial is a race format while each swimmer start individually at different time,  with time interval between swimmers of ~10-15 secs. 


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: 

  • 8:00am - 9:00am 

Assemble at check-in point by the sea side of VRC,   Check-in, body marking, collect safety buoy(if ordered during sign up) & warm up.

  • 9:20am 

Race briefing

  • 9:30am-9:40am 3.0km

 (Swimmer please refer to startlist for their individual start time)

  • 9:40am-9:50am 1.4km

 (Swimmer please refer to startlist for their individual start time)

  • 10:30am

Award start  

Time Recording

  • At race finish, please hold the timing band close to reading device of the timing staff. Notice a clear Beep & your BIB no. be called out to indicate a success time recording.

  • After the time recording, please return your timing band, or subject for $50 compensation if unreturn.

Entry Fees :

  • Early Bird :$250 (until July 31th) 

  • Standard :$300  (until Aug 16th)  

  • Last minute : $350 (until Aug 23rd 

Swimming buoy (Optional purchase):

  • $275 (Collect buoy during the race day)

Prizes : 

Medals & prizes for winner, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up for each Age Group category : (Male / Female, Under 19/20-39/40-49 / 50 & Over). 

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  70mins 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 with regular pool swim / open water swim. Racers are recommended to join free sessions, e.g. OWSHK prior to race. 

  5. Swimmers must obey instructions to kayakers, helpers & personnel of the race.

  6. Swimmers will take full responsibility & safety during the race.

  7. Wetsuit is not allowed.

  8. Drafting is not allowed. Minimum distance between swimmers is 8m. Report of drafting will incur a  penalty of 1min 

  9. Safety buoy is mandatory during the race.​

Course Map :

  • 3.0km course - swim to the waypoint 1, waypoint 2 and waypoint 3 , then back to VRC

  • 1.4km course - swim to waypoint 1 and back to VRC


Waypoint 1-Canister @ HK Country Club

Waypoint 2 - Canister @ pumping station

Photos credit: VRC swimming, DWB 5

Waypoint 3 - Yellow Buoy

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.