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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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Feb
14
Sun
2016
The Cold Half – Extreme Marathon Swim – 15km, solo or teams of 2, Hong Kong @ Stanley Main Beach to Middle Island
Feb 14 – Feb 15 all-day

The 2nd annual Cold Half is an incredible training opportunity for those wanting some good mileage in good conditions (meaning potentially tough), amazing scenery, and a great group of motivated do-ers.  This is for solos and teams of 2 only (30min legs).   This year, we are also creating the new "Cold Standard" race, which includes doing the Cold Half solo, and the next day, running in the Standard Chartered Marathon (full length).  We can help get entries to the always-sold-out Standard Chartered Marathon if you let us know by September 15th, 2013.   This is going to be a big race-double for those who are thriving on adrenaline.

Feb
22
Mon
2016
State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – La Grande Swim @ Akaroa Recreation Ground, Akaroa
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Over the past years, we’ve battled with storms and earthquakes, but we are pleased to announce that after two successful years in Akaroa, we will be back to bring you a third instalment of the State La Grande Swim, the fourth of six events in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of four different swim events, the State La Grande Swim provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

‘I’m Going Long’ - a 2.8km swim from French Bay Beach to Children’s Bay Beach.

‘Step It Up’ - a 1000m swim starting at French Bay Beach and finishing on Children’s Bay Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience.

‘Give It A Go’ – a 300m swim off Children’s Bay Beach, a great introduction to open water swimming.

'State OceanKids' - a swim for children aged between 6-10 years old, consisting of a fun 30min safety activity session followed by a 200m shallow water triangular swim off Children’s Bay Beach, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

Feb
28
Sun
2016
Melbourne Swim Classic @ St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

Melbourne Swim Classic

The Melbourne Swim Classic is a participation-based, community-fundraising, sporting event, specifically a  swimming event held on St Kilda Beach. The Melbourne Swim Classic is a fund raising vehicle for over 550 Victorian charities through the Everyday Hero network. Through the Everyday Hero fundraising initiative we hope to raise over $100,000, baring in mind if 5000 competitors each commit to raising just $100 that is $500,000 raised for local not for profit organisations. In addition to our fundraising efforts we hope to provide a safe, fun and rewarding experience for families to participate in our swimming carnival. The Melbourne Swim Classic will be held on St Kilda Beach on Saturday 1st March 2014. There are events for the whole family including a 1200 Metre Ocean Swim and a 400 Metre Swim both for anyone aged over 12 and a specific event for kids under 12 in the form of Kids Costume Beach Flags which is a running sprint. Admissions are priced on a progressive scale (cheaper the earlier you purchase) starting at $50 for the 1200 Metre Ocean Swim, $20 for the 400 Metre Swim and $5 for the Kids Beach Flags.

In a broader sense, swimming is the quintessential Australian sport, aided and abetted by our nation’s coastal waters, magnificent beaches and temperate climate. Swimming enjoys broad demographical participation and high visibility across our domestic media platforms. Swimming is quite literally the sport for everybody, whether you are young or old, male or female, Olympic level athlete or general fitness aspirant, swimming has something for everyone. Parochial Victorians love their sport and the Melbourne Swim Classic adds to an existing rich and immersive sporting culture. So get on board and get involved; the Melbourne Swim Classic – Get in and Get wet!

 

Mar
1
Tue
2016
Paasduik (Easter dip), Knokke, Belgium @ Knokke, Belgium
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day
Winter Swimming -Season Closing, Jelgavā, Latvia @ Jelgavā, Latvia
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day
Mar
9
Wed
2016
Giants of the Bay 30km Race, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

GIANTS OF THE BAY 30KM RACE - March 9, 2013

This is a new and exciting swim that raises awareness and funds for Autism. It is the longest swim in Australia and has some tidal assistance for the last 5 - 8 km. All swimmers will require a paddler and boat and there are qualification criteria for solo swimmers.

Giants of the Bay Facts:

Race Date: 9 March, 2013

Distance: 30km (some tide assist)

Location: Portarlington to Point Lonsdale (Port Phillip Bay) Melbourne, Australia

Categories: Solo, duo. teams of 4, teams of 6

Race entries open 1 December, 2012 (Cost - $250 per swimmer)

Website:  www.giantsofthebay.com.au

Mar
16
Wed
2016
Mooloolaba Ocean Swim @ Mooloolaba Main Beach
Mar 16 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 am

Join the stars of the pool and surf in the 1km, M-shaped ocean swim off Mooloolaba Beach.

  • Date: Saturday, 16th March 2013
  • Location: Main Beach, Mooloolaba
  • Course: 1K, M-shaped ocean swim off Mooloolaba Beach

Enter online now! 

 

Mar
22
Tue
2016
State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – Sand to Surf @ Main Beach, Mount Maunganui
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is what ocean swimming is all about – taking the plunge in summer at one of New Zealand’s best destination surf beaches. Playing host to national surf and surf life saving competitions, the Mount’s Main Beach is the perfect location to test your ocean swimming skills in the surf conditions in the State Sand to Surf, the fifth of six events in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of four different swim events, the State Sand to Surf provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

‘I’m Going Long’ - a 2.6km swim off the Main Beach, around Leisure and Rabbit Islands.

‘Step It Up’ - a 1000m swim off the Main Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience.

‘Give It A Go’ – a 300m swim off the Main Beach, a great introduction to open water swimming.

'State OceanKids' - a swim for children aged between 6-10 years old, consisting of a fun 30min safety activity session followed by a 200m shallow water swim along the Main Beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

Mar
28
Mon
2016
Melbourne Swim Classic @ St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

Melbourne Swim Classic

The Melbourne Swim Classic is a participation-based, community-fundraising, sporting event, specifically a  swimming event held on St Kilda Beach. The Melbourne Swim Classic is a fund raising vehicle for over 550 Victorian charities through the Everyday Hero network. Through the Everyday Hero fundraising initiative we hope to raise over $100,000, baring in mind if 5000 competitors each commit to raising just $100 that is $500,000 raised for local not for profit organisations. In addition to our fundraising efforts we hope to provide a safe, fun and rewarding experience for families to participate in our swimming carnival. The Melbourne Swim Classic will be held on St Kilda Beach on Saturday 1st March 2014. There are events for the whole family including a 1200 Metre Ocean Swim and a 400 Metre Swim both for anyone aged over 12 and a specific event for kids under 12 in the form of Kids Costume Beach Flags which is a running sprint. Admissions are priced on a progressive scale (cheaper the earlier you purchase) starting at $50 for the 1200 Metre Ocean Swim, $20 for the 400 Metre Swim and $5 for the Kids Beach Flags.

In a broader sense, swimming is the quintessential Australian sport, aided and abetted by our nation’s coastal waters, magnificent beaches and temperate climate. Swimming enjoys broad demographical participation and high visibility across our domestic media platforms. Swimming is quite literally the sport for everybody, whether you are young or old, male or female, Olympic level athlete or general fitness aspirant, swimming has something for everyone. Parochial Victorians love their sport and the Melbourne Swim Classic adds to an existing rich and immersive sporting culture. So get on board and get involved; the Melbourne Swim Classic – Get in and Get wet!

 

Apr
7
Thu
2016
Osterfeuer-Baden in Riesa-Strehla, Germany @ Riesa-Strehla, Germany
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day