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15 Swim events
Hervey Bay Pier2Pub - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionHervey Bay QLD

The Hervey Bay Pier2Pub due to take place on the 22nd of August 2020 has been cancelled. HERVEY Bay's biggest ocean swim event, the race attracts hundreds of ocean swimmers each year and includes three races with distances of 500m, 1km and 3km.

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Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim 2020
image descriptionGreen Island QLD

The annual Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim is set to make a splash with competitors taking on the 1. 5km and 3km swims, as well as a shorter 500m distance swim.

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Barge2Beach
image descriptionHervey Bay QLD

The Barge2Beach ocean swim is a 2km swim from a barge to the shore. The swim is run alongside the Hervey Bay 100 triathlon.

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Coogee Island Challenge
image descriptionCoogee NSW

The Coogee Island Challenge ocean swim event incudes the 2. 4km Island Challenge which circumnavigates Wedding Cake Island, a 1km Splash and Dash inside Coogee Bay and an 800m Junior Dash.

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Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim
image descriptionBronte NSW

The Bondi to Bronte is one of Sydney's and Australia’s most iconic ocean swims. Starting at Bondi Beach, swimmers finish their journey at Bronte SLSC, the world’s first Surf Life Saving club.

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Captain Christie Classic Ocean Swim
image descriptionGerringong NSW

The 1. 8km Captain Christie Ocean Swim Classic takes place on the first Sunday in January in Gerringong, New South Wales.

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Lorne Pier to Pub
image descriptionLorne Surf Lifesaving Club VIC

Celebrating an impressive 41 years in 2021, the Lorne Pier to Pub will take place on the 9th of January 2021. The swim is a 1. 2km ocean swim from Lorne Pier and finishing on the foreshore in front of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club house.

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Danger Ocean Swim
image descriptionTorquay Front Beach VIC

Celebrating its 23rd year, the 2021 Danger Ocean Swim Series will be held on Saturday the 16th of January. The Danger Ocean Swim Series at Pt Danger (Torquay Front Beach) is one of the biggest and most popular open water swims in Victoria.

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Portsea Swim Classic
image descriptionPortsea VIC

The Portsea Swim Classic will be held on the 16th of January 2021. Just 90km from Melbourne, the Portsea Swim Classic is one of Victoria's largest ocean swims. The event offers the 1. 5km Classic course as well as the 2.

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Noosa Summer Swim Festival 2021
image descriptionNoosa Heads, Sunshine Coast QLD

Taking place on the 30-31st January 2021, 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.

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Rottnest Channel Swim 2021
image descriptionRottnest Island WA

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 2021 on the 20th of February.

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Mooloolaba Swim Festival 2021
image descriptionMooloolaba QLD

Taking place on the 6-7 March 2021, 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.

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Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub 2021
image descriptionLeighton Beach WA

The Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub will return on the 20th of March 2021 after the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid-19.  The 19.

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First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim 2021
image descriptionKununurra WA

Due to Covid-19, the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim has been rolled over to 1 May 2021.

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Featured event
Swim the Gold Coast
image descriptionCoolangatta Beach, Gold Coast QLD

Taking place on the 29th of May 2021, Swim the Gold Coast is Australia’s newest Marathon Swim for teams and individuals.  The 21. 5km course spans the length of the Gold Coast, from Coolangatta Beach in the South, to the skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise in the North.

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