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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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Sep
7
Mon
2015
St Mary’s Loch, Scottish Borders, Great Britain @ Scottish Borders, Great Britain
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Sep
8
Tue
2015
Amsterdam City Swim, Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Sep
13
Sun
2015
C3 – Cape Circumnavigation Challenge @ C3 - Cape Circumnavigation Challenge
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

C3-Cape Circumnavigation Challenge is a 15.1 mile (24.3km) Ocean and Bay Marathon Swim that will take participants and their support craft around Cape Island (Cape May, NJ), "America's Oldest Seashore Resort" and the southern most tip of New Jersey. For more information and to sign up for a limited spot in the inaugural event, visit the event website: www.shoreswim.com. Are you ready for the challenge?!?

Sep
19
Sat
2015
VIII MARNATON eDreams Cadaqués, Spain @ Cadaqués, Girona, Spain
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

VIII Marnaton eDreams CADAQUES
Date: 19.09.2015
2 Distances :6,5km and 2km
included Kids Race (from 3 to 14 years old)
Registration opening: 13.02.2015
More information available at www.marnaton.com

Sep
28
Mon
2015
BLDSA Lynn Regis (Norfolk), Great Britain @ Norfolk Great Britain
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day
Inaugural Newport Sharkfest Swim @ Newport Harbor
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Newport Sharkfest Swim will take place along the historic waterfront of Newport, home of the America's Cup Hall of Fame. The swim will go from the harbormaster’s dock at Perotti Park in front of the Newport Marriott Hotel. It will be an in-water start in waves of 75 to proceed past the docks on your left side and anchored sailboats on the right side of the swimming channel. The 1500 meter swim will be a straight shot down the harbor to finish on the beach at King Park in the shadow of the statue of Rochambeau. Post event festivities will take place in the park, including the awards ceremony and the appropriate post swim fare.  The event is limited to 400 participants, so don’t wait 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
5
Mon
2015
Mott’s Channel Sprint @ Blockade Runner Resort
Oct 5 – Oct 6 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 – Oct 6 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 – Oct 6 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
Tue
2015
Swim The Island @ Isola di Bergeggi
Oct 6 – Oct 7 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