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
Noosa Summer Swim Festival 2020
image descriptionNoosa Heads, Sunshine Coast QLD

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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Brighton Jetty Classic 2020
image descriptionBindara Reserve, Brighton SA

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.  

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Cole Classic 2020
image descriptionManly, Sydney NSW

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.

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Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series Round 8 Shorehaven
image descriptionShorehaven WA

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.

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Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series Round 9 Cottesloe
image descriptionCottesloe WA

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.

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MS Toowoomba Swimathon 2020
image descriptionHighfields Fitness and Recreation Centre, Lot 9, Community Ct, Toowoomba QLD

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.

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Rottnest Channel Swim
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 2020 on the 22nd of February.

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Cotto Swim
image descriptionCottesloe Beach WA

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.

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Mooloolaba Swim Festival
image descriptionMooloolaba QLD

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.  

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Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series Round 10 Scarborough
image descriptionScarborough WA

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.

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Broulee Bay to Breakers Annual Swim
image descriptionBroulee NSW

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.  

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Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim
image descriptionCoogee Beach WA

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.

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Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub
image descriptionLeighton Beach and Rottnest WA

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.

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Avalon Beach Surf Swims
image descriptionAvalon Beach NSW

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.

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SWA Foundation Diamond Mile
image descriptionBathers Beach WA

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.

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Coffs Ocean Swims
image descriptionCoffs Harbour NSW

The Coffs Ocean Swims will return on the 5th of April 2020 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

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Coogee Island Cool Water Challenge
image descriptionCoogee NSW

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.

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Balmoral Swim
image descriptionBalmoral Beach, Sydney NSW

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.

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Tilbury Classic Ocean Swim
image descriptionCulburra Beach NSW

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.

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The Aussie Ocean Swim
image descriptionBurleigh Beach QLD

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.

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The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim
image descriptionCoolangatta, Gold Coast QLD

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.

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First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim 2020
image descriptionKununurra WA

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.

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Island Charity Swim 2020
image descriptionMudjimba Beach, Sunshine Coast QLD

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.

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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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Hervey Bay Pier2Pub
image descriptionHervey Bay QLD

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.

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