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.


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

Taking place on the 21st of August 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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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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IMB Bank Cook Community Classic Ocean Swim
image descriptionCronulla Beach NSW

The IMB Bank Cook Community Classic Ocean Swim will take place on the 21st of November 2021. The event is a 1km and 2km ocean swim taking place at North Cronulla Beach and is an annual fundraiser for smaller charities in Sutherland Shire.

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Lorne Pier to Pub
image descriptionLorne Surf Lifesaving Club VIC

Celebrating an impressive 42 years in 2022, the Lorne Pier to Pub will take place on the 7th and 8th of January 2022. 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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Portsea Swim Classic
image descriptionPortsea VIC

The Portsea Swim Classic will be held on the 15th of January 2022. 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 2022
image descriptionNoosa Heads, Sunshine Coast QLD

Taking place on the 20th of February 2022, 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 2022
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 2022 on the 26th of February.

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Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub 2022
image descriptionLeighton Beach WA

The Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub will return on the 19th of March 2022. The 19. 7km swimming event is open to solo swimmers and teams of two, four and six swimmers who take on the direct crossing between Leighton Beach and Rottnest.

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The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim
image descriptionCoolangatta, Gold Coast QLD

The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim will take place on the 10th of April 2022. The event offers a 5km, 3km, 2km, 1km and a Junior Giants 1km swim.

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South Head Roughwater Swim
image descriptionBondi, Sydney NSW

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.

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