The Carlton Park Surf Festival swim at Carlton Park Beach, Carlton Park TAS, is organised by Carlton Park SLSC and offers 500m & 1.5km ocean swims in around-the-buoys course formats.

The Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim on Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most beautiful ocean swims.
Whitehaven Beach stretches over 7km over pure, white sand and crystal-clear azure water.
The event gives you a chance to experience the beach in all its beauty as you take on a 2km or 750m ocean swim in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
There is also a short 350m swim for children aged 13 and under.

The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays are one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destination, and located right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Whitehaven Beach is internationally renowned as one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the world.
In 2008 it was awarded the title of ‘Queensland’s Cleanest Beach’ in the Keep Australia Beautiful Awards, and in 2010, it was named as the top ‘Eco Friendly Beach’ in the world by CNN.com.
The Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim is the perfect excuse to get yourself up to the Whitsundays and experience it for yourself.

Hamilton Island endurance series

Pristine white beaches. Crystal clear waters. A breathtaking mountainous interior. Hamilton Island is best known as a place to relax. But it is also the perfect place to push yourself in paradise.
The Hamilton Island Endurance series spans four endurance events from May through to November. The Hamilton Half Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim will test athletes on every level. Do them all or just do one.

What you’ll love about the Hamilton Island Endurance Series:

Swim courses

There are two events as part of the Whitehaven Beach ocean swim, a 2km swim and a 750m swim.
Both start from the same spot, head 60m into the ocean before making a north-westerly turn.
They both follow the same course, but the 750m event turns around a marker buoy after 315m, while the full 2km course goes 940m up the beach before turning around.
Both courses give swimmers a chance to swim in the beautiful blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and experience the beauty of the Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim.

350m kids swim

A fun little kids swim just off the beach. Bring the kids and get them involved – they’ll be hooked for life!

750m ocean swim

Heading 60m into the ocean before making a north-westerly turn towards a buoy 300+ metres along the beach and back, this swim gives beginners (and keen double-uppers) a chance to experience the beauty of Whitehaven Beach.

2km ocean swim

Your best chance to spend the most time gazing at the beauty beneath the surface, the 2km swim heads off the beach before turning and running parallel with the beach around a buoy and back again.

While you’re there

Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, sail a yacht around the Whitsundays, play a round of golf on one of Australia’s premier courses, snorkel the reef, relax at a spa, or simply lounge by one of the many island pools and do nothing at all.

Travel and parking

Getting to Hamilton Island

There are direct ferries from the mainland to Hamilton Island that take 30mins. You can walk around the island and you’ll catch the ferry to Whitehaven Beach from the same marina you arrive on the island in. Event entry includes return transfers to Whitehaven Beach from Airlie Beach on the mainland.
Qantas and Jetstar both fly to the island, and regularly have sales – so watch out for them. Most accomodation packages include complimentary transfers to your accommodation.

The Barge2Beach ocean swim at Torquay Beach, Scarness QLD, is organised by Hervey Bay Triathlon Club and offers 2km ocean swims in point-to-point course formats.

This exciting addition to the Hundy weekend is an ocean swim with a difference.

As the name suggests, the swim will start on a barge, and you will swim 2km back to shore, finishing at the Hervey Bay 100 race precinct area on the beach near Enzo’s.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female swimmers

$50 entry fee covers the 2km swim logistics, custom cap and athlete gift. 

The swim is sanctioned by Triathlon Australia. Race category will follow Triathlon Australia rules, with social swimmers allowed swim aids, but will be classfied differently in the results

Competitors will be responsible for their own transport to the Urangan Boat harbour on Saturday morning. Barge will leave at exactly 7:00am. Gear drop will be made available on the barge, with equipment taken back to race precinct at Scarness on the Barge

Race registration time TBA and will be in the Urangan Boat Harbour carpark, at the end of Jetty Street, Urangan. 

Follow the facebook page for the event to get the latest information.

The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series R4 Bunbury at Back Beach, Bunbury WA, is organised by Swimming WA and offers 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km & 5km ocean swims in around-the-buoys course formats.

The Fresh Start Swim Series is a set of three events a year designed to improve your race experience, as well as to improve the lives of others and make the world a better place.

Fresh Start Swim Series looks to bring camaraderie back to the competitive swimming world by creating a safe, fun, and lively atmosphere. Fresh Water Swim Series believes in the need for continuous daily change and looks to engage all athletes at any level. Whether you are just returning to competition due to life getting in the way, a high level athlete looking for an opportunity, or you are just looking to try something new because you need a change, we welcome you to join our race and the fight for self- empowerment.

All the proceeds from Fresh Start Swim series go to two non-profits; Forgotten Coast K9, a Florida based non-profit that helps veterans and first responders train their own service dogs, and for Open Water Open Arms, a non – profit that helps underprivileged communities learn to swim.

Course: The course follows the beach staying in or near the swim zone.

Kayak Support: We will have water support, paddlers, and EMS on the course, so you do not need your own kayaker that being said if swimmers feel more comfortable bringing their own kayak support they are welcome to bring their own Kayaker, if you need information on where to rent a kayak, stay tuned to our Facebook page.

Nutrition: There will be a feed station at the second loop for the 10k, there will be no nutrition for the 5k offered by the race, but if swimmers want nutrition they are welcome to bring their own kayak support or carry gels in their swimsuit.

Safety: We will have a safety briefing the morning of before the swim to confirm last minute details.

Water Temp: 60-80
Air temp: 60-80

Wetsuit Policy: Wetsuit Friendly event, however if the water temp is 71 or over, wetsuits are allowed, but swimmers will not qualify for awards, if water temp 70 or below, all swimmers qualify for same awards, exception for award qualification if everyone is wearing a wetsuit in age group and water temp is over 71 fastest time qualifies for age group award.

Awards: Cash Prizes 1,2, and 3 in every event courtesy of a generous sponsor, as well as age group awards custom made locally in St. Pete (also generously donated), as this is a fundraiser and we want funds to go directly to the communities we serve, as well as trying to reduce the impact on the environment we will not be doing participation awards. If you would like memorabilia from the race, we encourage you to invest in a t-shirt, which proceeds will again go directly to the communities we serve. Ceremony will be at 1:00 at the latest.

Club Invite and Incentive: Clubs that bring 10 or more swimmers will have a $100 donated back to the cause of their choice. This can go to anything the club chooses, from pool time to environmental clean up in their area. To make sure you get the incentive, discuss with your club and name a captain, have the captain email [email protected] the names of the swimmers registered and the name that the check should be made out to. Race day, we highly encourage team spirit, so bring your tents, banners, and lots of enthusiasm!

Swim in the deep clear waters of Llyn Padarn and run beneath the majestic summit of Snowdon – Love SwimRun Llanberis will take place in Padarn Country Park, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales!

The Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim on Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most beautiful ocean swims.
Whitehaven Beach stretches over 7km over pure, white sand and crystal-clear azure water.
The event gives you a chance to experience the beach in all its beauty as you take on a 2km or 750m ocean swim in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
There is also a short 350m swim for children aged 13 and under.

The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays are one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destination, and located right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Whitehaven Beach is internationally renowned as one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the world.
In 2008 it was awarded the title of ‘Queensland’s Cleanest Beach’ in the Keep Australia Beautiful Awards, and in 2010, it was named as the top ‘Eco Friendly Beach’ in the world by CNN.com.
The Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim is the perfect excuse to get yourself up to the Whitsundays and experience it for yourself.

Hamilton Island endurance series

Pristine white beaches. Crystal clear waters. A breathtaking mountainous interior. Hamilton Island is best known as a place to relax. But it is also the perfect place to push yourself in paradise.
The Hamilton Island Endurance series spans four endurance events from May through to November. The Hamilton Half Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim will test athletes on every level. Do them all or just do one.

What you’ll love about the Hamilton Island Endurance Series:

Swim courses

There are two events as part of the Whitehaven Beach ocean swim, a 2km swim and a 750m swim.
Both start from the same spot, head 60m into the ocean before making a north-westerly turn.
They both follow the same course, but the 750m event turns around a marker buoy after 315m, while the full 2km course goes 940m up the beach before turning around.
Both courses give swimmers a chance to swim in the beautiful blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and experience the beauty of the Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim.

350m kids swim

A fun little kids swim just off the beach. Bring the kids and get them involved – they’ll be hooked for life!

750m ocean swim

Heading 60m into the ocean before making a north-westerly turn towards a buoy 300+ metres along the beach and back, this swim gives beginners (and keen double-uppers) a chance to experience the beauty of Whitehaven Beach.

2km ocean swim

Your best chance to spend the most time gazing at the beauty beneath the surface, the 2km swim heads off the beach before turning and running parallel with the beach around a buoy and back again.

While you’re there

Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, sail a yacht around the Whitsundays, play a round of golf on one of Australia’s premier courses, snorkel the reef, relax at a spa, or simply lounge by one of the many island pools and do nothing at all.

Travel and parking

Getting to Hamilton Island

There are direct ferries from the mainland to Hamilton Island that take 30mins. You can walk around the island and you’ll catch the ferry to Whitehaven Beach from the same marina you arrive on the island in. Event entry includes return transfers to Whitehaven Beach from Airlie Beach on the mainland.
Qantas and Jetstar both fly to the island, and regularly have sales – so watch out for them. Most accomodation packages include complimentary transfers to your accommodation.

Endurance Series Accommodation Packages

Register to be part of the Hamilton Island Endurance Series and take advantage of great accommodation packages. Click here to find out more.
Race hard, recover harder and save at the Whitehaven Beach ocean swim.

The North Mackay Sinkers Masters Open Water Swim at Pioneer River, Balnagowan QLD, is organised by North Mackay Sinkers Masters Swimming Club and offers 1.25km, 2.5km & 5km river swims in around-the-buoys course formats.

The Coogee Island Challenge (spring edition) is the first ‘cut of the cake’ for swimmers looking to take on this epic island journey swim, with its autumn equivalent swim being held in April

This swim is the perfect opportunity to circumnavigate Wedding Cake Island, a little rock reef sitting offshore from Coogee Beach in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and start the ocean swimming season with a bang.   

This year the event offers two ocean swim distances, a 1km course in the relative safety of the bay, and the 2.4km main event, both for swimmers aged 13 years and over.

The 800m ‘Junior Dash’ for the youngsters aged between 10-12 years old has been postponed for this event.  

Swim Courses

Coogee Bay is well-protected from heavy swells by the headlands to the south and north and by Wedding Cake Island that sits offshore. 

The 1km ‘Splash and Dash’ is encapsulated within the surf-free waters of Coogee Bay. This swim is perfect for beginners or those experienced ocean swimmers wanting a warm-up for the Challenge later in the morning. 

The 2.4km swim is one lap circumnavigating the famous (in the Eastern Suburbs) Wedding Cake Island. Starting at the north end of the beach, swimmers will head out past the northern headland to swim clockwise around the island. Once around the back, buoys will mark the course straight back to the beach, this time finishing in the middle of the beach to a roaring crowd lined up along the walkway.

When swimming around Wedding Cake Island, you may experience some mild to challenging conditions, including a sweep and wave reflection. But don’t fear, the beautiful underwater views and stunning views of the island make for an exceptional swim. 

While You’re There

Once you finish your ocean swim or two, head to the surf club for a drink and to tell stories about your morning adventure!

You can also walk south down the beach to Wylie’s Baths, located behind the surf club. Wylie’s Baths were established in 1907 by Henry Alexander Wylie, a champion long-distance and underwater swimmer. 

Here you can relax for the afternoon, take a refreshing swim, lay on a comfortable massage bed and enjoy a relaxing post-swim massage while listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. 

There are plenty of options to eat at Coogee that are just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach. Barzura restaurant has a great selection of breakfast and lunch options and coffee to compliment it. You can also enjoy a sneaky cocktail after your ocean swim while enjoying the amazing beach views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

The Coogee Pavilion has something for everyone from pizza, pasta, burgers, Mediterranean cuisine and seafood. Enjoy your meal on the rooftop terrace, and then take the kids to enjoy the games arena.  

Travel & Parking

If you’re planning on driving to the event, make sure you get there early as parking at Coogee can be difficult during summer. There’s an all-day paid beach car park at the north end of the beach and paid street parking everywhere else. 

However, public transport to Coogee is excellent via bus services from Circular Quay, Bondi Junction, and Central Station. 

Global Swim Series (GSS) in partnership with Stroke For Egypt Academy, just introduced the first annual Pharaoh’s Swim in Egypt. The new series, which will go by the title Pharaoh’s Swim 2021 – GSS Egyptian Championships, will be one of the premier swimming races in the country.

First Pharaoh’s Swim

The Pharaoh’s Swim 2021 – GSS Egyptian Championships is set to be an open-water swimming race that will return annually to Egypt. Egyptian residents and other athletes from around the world ages 14 and up are welcome to participate.

The available race categories are 1.5 KM, 2 KM (for athletes with special needs), 5 KM, and 10 KM + relays. On top of the main races, the organizers will also host water polo events and giveaways.

Timing and Location

The Pharaoh’s Swim will be held at the Red Sea, the beach area near the partner 6-star resort of the event, the Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh at Al-Ghardaqah. The first 250 participants will get free accommodation at the said resort.

GSS and Stroke For Egypt allotted several days for the world-class event. The Pharaoh’s Swim 2021 – GSS Egyptian Championships would be held between October 4 to November 4, 2021.

Registration Information

To register for the event and reserve your spot, head to this link and choose your preferred race category. The ticket price for the event’s main registration is 150 GBP (approximately 205 USD). The registration fee covers all your preferred races—possibly up to 3 races for the duration of the event, airport transfers, race kits, and meals.

About the Organizer

GSS is currently the largest open-water swimming series in the world with over 200+ races in 35+ countries. Stroke For Egypt, meanwhile, is one of the leading organizers of multi-disciplined water sports in the country.

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