Ready, set, swim in Qualicum Beach

Get your goggles ready — the 58th annual Ocean Mile Swim is slated to take place on Aug. 9 in Qualicum Beach.

Swimmers round the bend during Qualicum Beach’s annual Ocean Mile Swim last year.

Swimmers round the bend during Qualicum Beach’s annual Ocean Mile Swim last year.

Get your goggles ready — the 58th annual Ocean Mile Swim is slated to take place on Aug. 9 in Qualicum Beach.

Taking place down at the Four Poles in Qualicum, the Ocean Mile Swim has been a staple of summer for years and will once again see contestants of all ages take to the water to see if they can complete the mile swim.

Registration for the event is free and will open at 1 p.m. on the day of the race, wrapping up at 2:45 p.m. The race itself will begin at approximately 3 p.m., with the awards being handed out around 4:30 p.m., depending on the swim time of the final swimmers. There are 14 classes of awards, with awards like the Youngest and Most Senior Participants, first district 69 finisher, first lady finisher and of course, first overall of all the swimmers.

For more information, feel free to contact the Ravensong Aquatic Centre at 250-752-5014 or by e-mail at recparks@rdn.bc.ca