Our orientation to the canals with ATC Multisport

The canals

The canals

This weekend we did our first open water swim. We joined ATC Multisport at their home ground for swimming: The canals at the V&A Waterfront. Its the most amazing 1600m through the residential appartements and around the One and Only Hotel. We were even luckier to be joined by Richard Murray and Vicky Van Der Merwe, 2 of South Africa’s top triathletes. There are strict rules that the club follows to be allowed to swim in the canals, and these were briefed to all the swimmers. All these details can be found on the ATC Multisport website. Please do not try to swim in canals outside of club times, there is security and trespassing laws.

Most of the Embark athletes now have wetsuits, and its a good thing as the canals are only 14 degrees currently. The expereince will hold the athletes in good stead for their first race of the season this weekend at the Freshpack Fitness Festival in Clanwilliam.

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