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.

22 Swim events
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. In 2023 the event will offer three distances; 500m, 1km or 2. 2km.  

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Sri Chinmoy National Capital Swim
image descriptionLake Burley Griffin ACT

The Sri Chinmoy National Capital Swim will take place on 3rd of December 2023. Swim the full 9km length of Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin solo or in a relay team of 4.

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3 Points Challenge and Ocean Swim
image descriptionNorth Curl Curl Surf Club NSW

The 3 Points Challenge & Ocean Swim is a must do challenge event on the summer sports calendar - always held on the first Saturday in December.

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Christmas 10K Open Water Swim
image descriptionCoogee Beach WA

Unique to WA, Perth's only fully paddler-accompanied 10km swim. Large uncongested 3. 3km circuit course. Qualify for Rottnest Channel Swim or Port to Pub Swim or simply have fun and take up a challenge. 2-Lap and 1-Lap distance options create a Christmas event that will appeal to ALL swimmers.

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Danger Ocean Swim
image descriptionTorquay Front Beach VIC

The 2024 Danger Ocean Swim Series will be held on Saturday the 6th 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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Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swim 2024
image descriptionNewport Beach NSW

The popular Newport Pool to Peak Ocean swim will be held again on Sunday the 7th of January 2024 featuring swim courses over 400m, 800m and the traditional 2kms swim. The event is part of the Pittwater Surf Life Saving Clubs Ocean Swim Series.

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Lorne Pier to Pub
image descriptionLorne Surf Lifesaving Club VIC

In 2024 the Lorne Pier to Pub will take place on the 13th of January. 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 20th of January 2024. 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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Kieser Great Bayside Swim
image descriptionMiddle Brighton VIC

The Kieser Great Bayside Swim is a charity swim event organised by The Rotary Club of Brighton in association with the Brighton Lifersaving Club. Courses are around the Middle Brighton Pier and Marina, with excellent spectator viewing from the Pier.

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Splash the Stigma 2024
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Splash the Stigma brings our community together to raise vital funds for youth mental health whilst getting active, having fun and taking on a challenge.

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Brighton Jetty Classic 2024
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, 100m or 1500m distances.  

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Busselton Jetty Swim 2024
image descriptionBusselton WA

The Busselton Jetty Swim is an iconic event featuring a 3. 6km ocean swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty.

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Noosa Summer Swim Festival 2024
image descriptionNoosa Heads, Sunshine Coast QLD

Taking place on the 17 -18th of February 2024, 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.

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Rottnest Channel Swim 2024
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 2024 on the 24th of February.

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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 10th of March 2024 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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Euroz Hartleys Port to Pub Swim with Hotel Rottnest 2024
image descriptionLeighton Beach WA

The Euroz Hartleys Port to Pub swim with Hotel Rottnest (16 March 2024) is an open water swimming event in Perth, Western Australia. Two races are swum over two distances from Leighton Beach in Fremantle to beautiful Rottnest Island in Western Australia – a direct 19.

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Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim 2024
image descriptionMooloolaba QLD

Taking place on the 24th of March 2024, the Mooloolaba Swim Festival takes place in beautiful Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. The event offers a 1 mile ocean swim as well as a 3km and 800m course.  

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Balmoral Swim
image descriptionBalmoral Beach, Sydney NSW

The Balmoral Swim will return in 2024 on the 24th of March. The Balmoral Swim takes place within Sydney Harbour and includes a 1K and 5km swim, schools challenge and corporate relays and a juniors event.

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The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim
image descriptionCoolangatta, Gold Coast QLD

The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim will take place on the 21st of April 2024. The event offers a 5km, 3km, 2km, 1km and a Junior Giants 1km swim.

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Swim the Gold Coast
image descriptionCoolangatta Beach, Gold Coast QLD

Taking place on the 28th of April 2024, 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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First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim 2024
image descriptionKununurra WA

The First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim will take place on the 4th of May 2024.

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Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic
image descriptionByron Bay NSW

On the 5th of May 2024, the 2. 2km Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic runs from Wategos Beach to Main Beach, Byron Bay.

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