8 April 2009 - Auckland, Canterbury and Counties Manukau will battle it out for the inaugural title of Swimming New Zealand Ocean Swim Top Club when the competition's top five swimming clubs compete in the King of the Bays event.
The fifth and final Sovereign New Zealand Ocean Swim series event on Sunday 19 April is the 2.8km King of the Bays event which starts from Milford Beach and the 750m event from Takapuna Beach, North Shore City.
The four events leading up to the King of Bays were The Harbour Crossing (Auckland), Capital Classic (Wellington), Corsair Classic (Christchurch) and the Sand to Surf (Mt Maunganui).
Going into the final event, the five leading clubs are: North Shore, West Auckland Aquatics and Devonport (AKL), Howick Pakuranga (Counties Manukau) and Wharenui (Canterbury).
Swimming New Zealand's Open Water Swimming Programme Manager Philip Rush will present the inaugural SNZ Ocean Swim Top Club trophy to the winning club.
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