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Ocean Swims

The New Zealand Ocean Swim Series represents the upper echelon of ocean swims.
This page features a list of upcoming ocean swims in the Race Calendar.

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Oct
5
Wed
2016
Mott’s Channel Sprint @ Blockade Runner Resort
Oct 5 all-day

Mott’s Channel Sprint starts at the Blockade Runner Resort, located on Wrightsville Beach, and finishes across the intracoastal at the Dockside Restaurant on Airlie Road.  The course is approximately 1.3 miles long and is a point to point swim.  The race will start at a high tide (based off of the Masonboro  Inlet tide chart) to try and ensure a slight incoming to slack tide throughout the 1.3 mile swim.  At the start swimmers will cross Banks Channel and enter Mott’s Channel (that stretch is about .25 mile) where they will swim past/around South Harbor Island, past Seapath Towers (about .55 mile), past Atlantic Marine, past Marine Max, cross over the ICW, and finally finishing at the Dockside Restaurant (about  .55 miles).   This is a great swim that starts with a straight path across Bank’s Channel into Mott’s Channel where you’ll want to stay about 15-20ft off the docks and pilings; take a slight right along South Harbor Island; cut across the channel to the marsh where again you’ll want to stay about 10-15ft off the docks and pilings; follow the marsh through the channel until you see Dockside in your view and then cut straight to the finish.

Swim The Island @ Bergeggi - ITALY
Oct 5 all-day

SWIMTHEISLAND is the ultimate open water swimming event taking place in the fascinating Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi, in the north-west coast of Italy.

The race course takes place in an absolute spectacular natural setting, offering swimmers the vision of one of the most extraordinary seabed of the Mediterranean sea.

Swim The Loop @ Dockside Restaurant
Oct 5 all-day

Swim The Loop starts and finishes at the Dockside Restaurant, which is located on Airlie Road
(Wilmington side of the Intracoastal Waterway). The race will start at a high tide to ensure an even tide
pattern throughout the 3.5 mile swim. Don’t be fooled though; there will be times of slight incoming
tide, slight falling tide and a mostly slack tide. Swimmers will paddle their way around the island
clockwise going under the drawbridge and turning right into Lee’s Cut. There are some shallower waters
through this cut, so keep about 10-15 ft. off the marsh/docks and you won’t hit bottom. Lee’s Cut can
be a tougher section to complete, so be conservative and confident through the first mile of the swim.
Once through Lee’s Cut the swimmer will turn right into Banks Channel and go under the W. Salisbury St.
Bridge completing about 1.5 miles of the course. Once you reach the second bridge you’ve completed
2 miles and will soon turn right into Motts Channel. Make sure you site through Mott’s Channel and
stay about 10-15 ft. off the marsh because as the tide begins to change and fall this part could be a
challenging portion of the swim depending on the time you begin this portion of the swim. Mile 3 is just
past the Seapath Towers/Marina and will leave you with half a mile from the finish.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Swim The Island @ Isola di Bergeggi
Oct 6 all-day

The SwimTheIsland event is the ultimate sea water experience and is an annual open water swimming race held in the protected marine environment of Bergeggi, Italy. Organized byMatteo Testa, the third edition will be held on 6 October 2013 where the swimmers to the Isola di Bergeggi and along the beautiful coastline of Riserva Naturale Regionale.

1.7 km, 3.5 km, 5.0 km
SWIMTHEISLAND @ Bergeggi (SV) - ITALY
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am

SWIMTHEISLAND is the ultimate open water swimming event taking place in the fascinating Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi, in the north-west coast of Italy.

The event takes place in an absolutely spectacular natural setting, offering swimmers the vision of one of the mostextraordinary seabeds of the Mediterranean sea.

5th Annual San Diego Sharkfest Swim @ San Diego Harbor
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Sharks in San Diego Harbor? Not really, but you may see seals and dolphins as your enter their world. This not-to-be-missed swim is just one of many in the growing Enviro-Sports' Sharkfest™ Series. San Diego offers both comfortable water and air temperatures this time of year making it a perfect swim venue. The 1 mile swim will start at the 5th Avenue Landing behind the San Diego Convention Center and finish at the Tidelands Park beach at the foot of the Coronado Bridge on the Coronado side. The swim has been timed according to the local tidal conditions and will take place during "slack" tide. The event is limited to 500 participants so don't wait too long to register!

PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.

Oct
11
Tue
2016
The Clean Half – Extreme Marathon Swim – 15km, 5-team Relay, or Solo, Hong Kong @ Stanley Main Beach
Oct 11 all-day

Join us for the 7th annual Clean Half swim, around some amazing cliffs, islands and scenery in Hong Kong.  Warm water, great people, and an incredible city.  This is a 5-person relay race, or, solo event.  Organizer will arrange support boats for those who need them.  This is ranked as Asia's top ocean swim.

Oct
19
Wed
2016
The Five – 5km Ocean Swim, Hong Kong @ Stanley Murray House to Repulse Bay
Oct 19 all-day

The Five is the newest in our series of amazing Hong Kong open water swims.  This one is also the first to have prize money offered.  This 5km race is part of the new Southern Beach Games, which will also include a 2-day Beach Water Polo tournament, canoe polo, beach handball, and beach dodge ball.   Come swim in warm waters and see some incredible scenery, all on the back side of Hong Kong.  The "clean side."

Nov
7
Mon
2016
Fireworks 500, Over Kellet, Carnforth, Great Britain @ Over Kellet, Carnforth
Nov 7 all-day

Officially England's second cleanest open water, Capernwray Dive Centre has amazing crystal clear waters for swimmers and divers to enjoy.

Nov
9
Wed
2016
Liberec 2012/13, Czech Republic @ Dam Fojtka, Liberec
Nov 9 all-day