|APMG-Penang Cross Channel Torch Swim 2018|
|R&R Bagan Ajam, Butterworth|
|2nd September 2018|
|RM202.31 - 431.23|
Welcome to the APMG Penang Cross Channel Torch Swim 2018 event !
This is a great opportunity not to be missed for all avid swimmers to experience this challenging and exciting swim. A rare occasion for you to swim across a very busy shipping channel. Moreover this year's event coincides with the Asia Pacific Master Games 2018 torch bearing event !
The torch bearer will swim across the channel to Penang Island, as a grand finale in the 4 months relay around East Malaysia and Malaysian Peninsular.
This year's swim will flag off from mainland Prai and finish off at Penang Island.
The last Penang Cross Channel Swim event was held in 1988. It was restarted in 2015 and has since become a landmark annual swim event in Penang. It has attracted both local and overseas swimmers and boosted tourism in Penang.
The Penang Cross Channel Swim is a unique and challenging swim event in which many open water swimmers either fear or return to swim again every year. No doubt most would proudly register this as their great and memorable swim
Organising this event is not an easy task as permissions need to be obtained from the port authorities and the marine. They play an important role in coordinating the flow of passing vessels, thus ensuring the utmost safety of the swimmers.
Calling upon all open water swimmers, pool swimmers and newbies to open water.
This is once in a life time swim not to be missed !
View the event booklet .
- Swam in Open Water for the past 12 months
- Able to swim at least 2000m in a swimming pool
Health & Safety
There will be 20 to 30 safety boats, including boats from the Marine Police and Bomba for the entire route of the channel swim
On board will be qualified life-guards and medical personnel
In addition, there will be 8 to10 kayaks which will be able to move close to the swimmers with drinking water and provide help if needed
At the start finishing point there will be doctors and ambulances on standby for assistance
It is mandatory for swimmers to wear the Swimmer Safety Buoy throughout the swim
It is mandatory for swimmers to wear a full body swimsuit during the event
- 8.00 am
- Finishing Point: Ocean Green Restaurant
Race Kit Collection
Date : 1st Sept 2018 (Saturday)
Venue : Ocean Green Beach, Penang Island
1400-1600 ~ Race Kit Collection
1600-1730 ~ Swimmers Briefing
Date : 2nd Sept 2018 (Sunday)
0615 Bus Transfer from Ocean Green to Starting Point
0645 All Official, Crews, Volunteers Reporting
0700 Swimmer Registration Start
0730 Arriving of APMG Torch, Mascot Fun, VIP and guests
0740 Speech and Torch Handling ceremony
0755 Torch Bearer Flag off
0800 Competitive Swimmers Flag off
0805 Non Competitive Swimmers Flag off
0900 1.5km Cut off Time (Check point 1)
1100 4.2km Cut off Time (Check point 2)
1130 5.2km Cut off Time (Check point 3)
1131 Prize Giving Ceremony and Torch Handling Ceremony
1200 Buffet Lunch at Ocean Green Restaurant
1315 Logistics Transfer for participants/crews back to R&R, Bagan Ajam
Categories and Fees
Early Bird (RM) *
(1st June - 14th June 2018)
Normal (RM) *
(15th June - 31st July 2018)
*Inclusive of service fees & 0% GST
All participants will stand to receive the following entitlements:
- Swimming Gloves
- Swim Hood
- Swim Cap
- Event Tee
- Finisher Tee
- Buffet Lunch
- Bus transfer
Swim Hood is one size fits all