Long distance swimmers depart from Bali Hai at last year’s event.
Time is getting short to enter the Annual Pattaya Cross Bay Swim, which is the major swim event on the Eastern Seaboard. This year it will be held on Sunday, November 7 and swimmers will have a choice of two distances: 3.5 Km cross bay swim or the shorter 1.1 Km shoreline swim.
Registration and opening ceremonies for the short swim will commence at the Hard Rock Hotel at 10.00 a.m. and close at 11.30 a.m. The swim will start at 12.00 noon sharp.
Registration for the long swim will commence at the Sea Rescue Station (overlooking Bali Pier) at 11.30 a.m. and will close at 12.30 p.m. The swim will start at 1.00 p.m. sharp.
As we are obliged to hold safety records of all swimmers, the registration process before the swim takes a little time. Officially registration closes on Monday November 1; there is still plenty of time to enter. Completing the pre-registration forms before Nov 7 will speed up the process significantly. If you have any problems with pre-registration please contact one of our registration team listed below. The minimum donation/sponsorship to our charity is 2000 Thai baht per swimmer.
Sponsors logos will be included on swim day banners and on our web site, which is regularly opened by many visitors to Thailand and by Rotarians from our 32,000 international clubs. All sponsorships and donations are welcome.
The proceeds from the event will be used to finance humanitarian projects serviced by the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya to alleviate the suffering and needs of the underprivileged in our community and elsewhere in the kingdom. One of our major on-going projects is the installation of Pure Drinking Water in schools in rural areas.
Comprehensive safety precautions are provided by Pattaya Sea Rescue and complementary buffet lunch will be given to all swimmers. Separate trophies for first, second and third places will be awarded to male and female swimmers. Best timing male and female teams will also be awarded trophies.
Details and Registration www.crossbay swim.com or contact Brendan at home 038 306 343 or mobile 084 033 6296, email brendan.rotary @gmail.com