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.

Feb
22
Thu
2018
State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – La Grande Swim @ Akaroa Recreation Ground, Akaroa
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 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.

Mar
1
Thu
2018
Paasduik (Easter dip), Knokke, Belgium @ Knokke, Belgium
Mar 1 all-day
Winter Swimming -Season Closing, Jelgavā, Latvia @ Jelgavā, Latvia
Mar 1 all-day
Mar
9
Fri
2018
Giants of the Bay 30km Race, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 9 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 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
Fri
2018
Mooloolaba Ocean Swim @ Mooloolaba Main Beach
Mar 16 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 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

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Mar
22
Thu
2018
State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – Sand to Surf @ Main Beach, Mount Maunganui
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 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.

Apr
7
Sat
2018
Osterfeuer-Baden in Riesa-Strehla, Germany @ Riesa-Strehla, Germany
Apr 7 all-day
Apr
12
Thu
2018
State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – King of the Bays @ Takapuna Beach, Takapuna
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

From its inception in 2004 with its first 300 swimmers, the State King of the Bays event celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with 1600 participants – demonstrating a  huge amount of loyalty and interest in the event across all swimming abilities. Its popularity is also no surprise given the stunning scenery and atmosphere created around the event in the lifestyle-focused communities of Takapuna and Milford. The event is final of six events in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of four different swim events, the State King of the Bays provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

‘I’m Going Long’ - a 2.8km swim along the coast from Milford Beach to Takapuna Beach.

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

‘Give It A Go’ – a 300m swim off Takapuna 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 Takapuna Beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

Apr
18
Wed
2018
Albany Port Authority 4km Harbour Swim @ Princess Royal Harbour
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Swim a 4km Solo, 2km Duo or 1km Quad team across the beautiful Princess Royal Harbour in Albany Western Australia.

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Zinc 96.1 Swim Noosa @ Noosa Main Beach
Apr 27 all-day

Make a splash into Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest! ZINC 96.1 SWIM NOOSA is the host brand for the four ocean swims happening within the Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest. ZINC 96.1 SWIM NOOSA will kick off race weekend on Saturday, 27 April, and is sure to have a swim distances suited to you.

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