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5 Weeks Until Orangetheory Epic & New Zealand Open Water Swimming Championships


Kia ora, 

It is now just over 5 weeks until we kick off the 2023 Orangetheory NZ Open Water Championships in the iconic Lake Taupo on the 14th and 15th of January. 

Last year we saw two epic swims from Aquablack Ruby Heath, who was crowned the 10km and 5km national champion, which earned her a place on the 2022 World Championship New Zealand national team. The male events produced some spectacular finishes, with Eligh Ashby claiming the 10km national title in a time of 2:08:00 and the 5km event seeing the closest finish in years, with only 6 seconds separating the top four placegetters. 

With multiple spot prizes and food trucks within one of the most idyllic venues, be quick to secure your place through your Fastlane account as entries close on Tuesday, 13th December. 

Are you a Technical Official who wants to get involved in an open-water event? 
There are a number of roles for officiating at Open Water, whether you prefer to stay on land or to be out on a boat. We are very keen to welcome new technical officials here, and Carlrine Gillespie is only too happy to answer any queries you may have. Please email Carlrine at 

Swimming New Zealand looks forward to seeing you all at our most popular annual event in the new year! 

Nga mihi mahana,
Chloe Francis 

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Chloe Francis
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