TEENAGE swimming star Wayne Jones will aim to extend an unbeaten record in the 2km swim in the second round of the Ocean Racing Series on Sunday.
Jones, 18, started his streak in October 2011 and his strongest competition is likely to come from his 20-year-old brother Jason, who was the runner-up in the opening round. The Joneses are dominating the swimming contests, with youngest brother Daniel, 16, enjoying a comfortable win in the 1km race in the first round.
They are a formidable trio of open water swimmers who use the Ocean Racing Series as ideal training for the season ahead.
Another top swimmer enjoying success in the Series is Olympic open water swimmer Jessica Roux, who was the overall Series champion in the fifth season before moving to Durban.
Roux, now back and studying in Port Elizabeth, is expected to dominate the women's 2km swims this season.
The Ocean Racing Series features five different events, all held simultaneously. Kicking off at 9am on alternate Sundays, participants can compete in the 1km or 2km swims, a 5km beach walk or the 5km beach run.
For children 12 years and under, there is the popular 1km beach run/walk.
Part of the appeal of the Ocean Racing Series is the association with the Reach for a Dream Foundation and Rotary. The series tries to realise at least one dream each race day.