Australia has some of the most stunning beaches and coastlines in the world. Whether you are just getting into swimming, looking for an event for your kids or you are a seasoned veteran looking for your next challenge, find your next ocean swim in Australia on My Next Challenge.
25 Swim events
The Noosa Summer Swim is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. Held at stunning Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast, the festival program offers distances for every ability, from junior events to a new 5. 0km marathon distance.
The 7 Brighton Jetty Classic is a family-friendly open water swim event held at Bindarra Reserve, Brighton. The Jetty Classic is South Australia's largest open water swim and is held on the first Sunday of February. Choose from 400m or 1500m distances.
After much anticipation the extremely popular annual Sun Run Cole Classic which takes place in Sydney's Northern Beaches has been confirmed to take place on the weekend of 1-2 February 2020.
Round 8 of the Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series takes place in Shorehaven on the 2nd of February 2020. The event will be a Splash & Dash event with the following distances on offer: 500m, 1. 25km, 2. 5km & 5km.
The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series heads to Cottesloe for Round 9. The event includes the following distance swims: 500m, 1. 25km, 2. 5km and 5km.
It’s time! Toowoomba's biggest pool party is back and ready for you to make splash to fight MS! The MS Swimathon encourages people to form teams of at least 6 and participate in a 12-hour relay.
Set the date in your diary for one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim. This 19. 7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island will take place in 2020 on the 22nd of February.
The Rottnest Channel Swim Association is excited to introduce the inaugural Cotto Swim. The new event will see swimmers take off from the Cottesloe Beach start enclosure, swimming 1.
The Mooloolaba Swim Festival is a weekend long swimming festival in beautiful Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. The event offers 2. 5km and 1 mile ocean swims as well as shorter courses. In addition over the weekend will be community events that the whole family can enjoy.
The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series heads to Scarborough for Round 10. The event offers the following distance open water swims: 500m, 1. 25km, 2. 5km & 5km.
The Broulee Bay to Breakers Annual Swim will take place on the 8th of March 2020 and is a 1. 4km ocean swim from Broulee Island out to the ocean and around the headland to the Broulee Surf Beach. The event also offers a 500m junior swim.
A unique opportunity for experienced open water swimmers, social swimmers, families and even beginners to take to the safe waters of Coogee Beach in WA's premier community open water swim.
The event is open to solo swimmers and teams of two, four and six swimmers. The event also includes a 25km ultra-marathon solo swim, which is the longest open water swim on offer in Australia.
The Avalon Beach Surf Swim is part of the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series and will be held on the 29th of March 2020. Three swims are on offer with a 1. 5 km event and a 1 km “kids and beginners” swim as well as the 2.
The SWA Foundation Diamond Mile is scheduled to take place on the 29th of March 2019. Part of the Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series, the event offers an 800m & 1,600m ocean swim.
The Coffs Ocean Swims will return on the 5th of April 2020 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.
The Coogee Island Cool Water Challenge will take place on the 5th of April 2020. The event is another opportunity to swim the 2. 4km Island Challenge in slightly warmer conditions than the November Cold Water Challenge event.
The Balmoral Swim takes place within Sydney Harbour and includes a 1K and 5km swim, schools challenge and corporate relays and a juniors event. The 5km course starts at Balmoral beach and heads towards Chinamans beach and back. The 1km swim is set around the island at Balmoral Beach.
The annual Tilbury Classic Ocean Swim is a community ocean swim event across the unspoilt and stunning headlands of Culburra Beach on the NSW South Coast. Held on Easter Saturday each year, the 1.
The Aussie Ocean Swim is an event that is open to both Surf Life Saving members and the public. It is a 2km ocean swim race that embodies the essence of fun and participation.
The Cooly Classic is scheduled for the 26 April 2020 on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The event offers a 5km, 3km, 2km, 1km and a Junior Giants 1km swim.
Long since recognised as one of the most spectacular places to visit in Australia, the Lake Argyle Swim provides experienced swimmers with the opportunity to swim in Australia's second largest freshwater man-made reservoir.
Welcome to the annual Island Charity Swim, held on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The swim is 11km from Mudjimba Beach around Mudjimba Island (Old Woman Island) to Mooloolaba Beach.
The South Head Roughwater Swim is a 10km swim challenge from Bondi Beach to Watsons Bay in Sydney, NSW. The event can be completed solo or in teams of 2 to 6 swimmers and all swimmers must be accompanied by a boat.
HERVEY Bay's biggest ocean swim event, the Hervey Bay Pier2Pub will take place on the 22nd of August 2020. The race attracts hundreds of ocean swimmers each year and includes three races with distances of 500m, 1km and 3km.