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Ocean Swims Calendar › NSW Ocean Swims

New South Wales’ (NSW) mainland coastline stretches 2,007km and features almost 900 beaches, including Sydney’s famed harbour and ocean beaches and the greatest number of ocean swim events in Australia.

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February 2018

Bondi Bluewater Challenge ocean swim

Sun, 25 Feb 2018
Bondi Beach Bondi Beach NSW
Bondi Beach, New South Wales 2026 Australia

The Bondi Bluewater Challenge harbours one of the suburb’s best kept secrets, but one that ocean swimmers have been privy to for years: the best time to swim is towards the end of summer. 1km & 2.1km swim, 4km beach run.

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Wollongong ocean swim (Splash N’ Dash Festival)

Sun, 25 Feb 2018
Wollongong Basin Wollongong NSW
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia

Part of the Splash & Dash Festival in Wollongong, the multi event format offers ocean swims, an aquathon and beach runs. Swims include the 2km ‘Basin2beach’ zigzagging from basin to beach, along with a 800m and 400m both within the harbour.

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March 2018
$195 10 spots left

Learn to ocean swim clinic

Sat, 3 Mar 2018, 7:00 AM
Bondi Beach Sydney NSW
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026 Australia

This introductory-level, 3-hour clinic will familiarise you with the ocean environment with an abundance of ocean swimming tips & techniques to start you on your ocean swimming journey. ***Last clinic of the season***

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Broulee bay to breakers ocean swim

Sun, 11 Mar 2018
Broulee Beach Broulee NSW
Broulee, New South Wales 2537 Australia

The small south coast town of Broulee hosts a cute point to point 1.4km ocean swim from inside Broulee Island, around the headland to the breakers of Broulee Beach.

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Sydney Skinny swim

Sun, 11 Mar 2018
Cobblers Beach Mosman NSW
Mosman, New South Wales 2088 Australia

Cast off your inhibitions and let it all hang out in this unique and fast becoming iconic nude ocean swim in Sydney Harbour - the ultimate in ocean swimming freedom!

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$595 11 spots left

Wet & wild weekend: The Palms

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Royal Nat. Park Burning Palms NSW 2232 Australia

This is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of real life as you hike your way deep into the park and spend your weekend wild swimming in nature.

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Balmoral Swim

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Balmoral Beach Balmoral NSW
Balmoral, New South Wales 2088 Australia

The Balmoral Swim is a delightful open water swim in Sydney Harbour for the whole family. The 1km distance is leisurely perfect for beginners, and kids can get involved in the 200m junior swim. You can also go long and take on a marathon 5km swim.

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North Steyne ocean swim

Sun, 25 Mar 2018
North Steyne Beach Manly NSW
Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia

Slap bang in the middle of Manly Beach is the 'boutique' North Steyne SLSC. This clubs event punches above its weight with a 1km for beginners and a beautiful 2.8km return journey swim into the Cabbage Tree Bay marine reserve.

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April 2018

Rock to Rock Elizabeth Beach ocean swim

Sun, 1 Apr 2018
Elizabeth Beach Forster NSW
Forster, New South Wales 2428 Australia

The Rock to Rock ocean swim at the beautiful Elizabeth Beach provides a fun day out for ocean swimmers. The event consists of two swims, the Rock to Rock, a 1.5km swim and the Mini Rock, a 600m swim. Athletes as young as 10 can take part.

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Mollymook ocean swim

Sat, 7 Apr 2018
Mollymook Beach Mollymook NSW
Mollymook, New South Wales 2539 Australia

Have a weekend getaway and take part in the Mollymook Ocean Swim at the breathtaking Mollymook Beach. With a 500m swim for juniors (10-12 years old) and a 2km race for those aged 13 years and above, the open water event is suited to those new to the sport as well those who are more competitive.

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Manly Splash N Dash

Sat, 7 Apr 2018, 8:00 AM
Manly Beach Manly NSW
Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia

The Manly Splash N Dash is the latest event in the Splash Series, riding on the back of the successful Bondi version. Besides the 1km run, 1km swim, 1km run splash n dash, there's a 2km Manly splash, 1.6km Manly mile & the quirky Duck Dash.

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Coogee Island Challenge (Cool Water)

Sun, 8 Apr 2018
Coogee Beach Coogee NSW
Coogee, New South Wales 2034 Australia

The Coogee Island Challenge (Cool Water) is the second 'cut of the cake' for swimmers looking to circumvent the famous Wedding Cake Island in warmer Autumn ocean temps.

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Coffs Harbour ocean swim

Sun, 8 Apr 2018
Jetty Beach Coffs Harbour NSW
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450 Australia

The Coffs Ocean Swims are a series of events suited to swimmers of all abilities. From fun kids events to a 600m and 2km swim, you’re guaranteed a great morning of ocean swimming in a beautiful protected harbour.

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Shellharbour ocean swim

Sun, 8 Apr 2018
Main Beach Shellharbour NSW
Shellharbour, New South Wales 2529 Australia

The Shellharbour Ocean Swim is one of the nicest and most picturesque open water events in NSW. With a 1.2km and 400m race, the ocean swim caters for the young and old.

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Club to Club Forster ocean swim

Sun, 8 Apr 2018
Cape Hawke Beach Forster NSW
Forster, New South Wales 2428 Australia

The Club to Club Forster ocean swim is named for the main swim course that winds its way for 3.8km around the headland from Cape Hawke surf club to Forster surf club.

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Avalon Beach ocean swim

Sun, 8 Apr 2018
Avalon Beach Avalon Beach NSW
Avalon Beach, New South Wales 2107 Australia

The Avalon Beach Surf Swim offers one of the most scenic swims between two headlands on Sydney's northern beaches with a 1.5km main event, and a 1km swim for kids and beginners.

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Mona Vale to Warriewood run-swim-run (Chieftain’s Challenge)

Sat, 28 Apr 2018
Mona Vale Beach Mona Vale NSW
Mona Vale, New South Wales 2103 Australia

The Chieftain's Challenge is a highly achievable 3.4km run-swim-run from Mona Vale to Warriewood on Sydney's northern beaches.

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May 2018

Byron Bay ocean swim classic

Sun, 6 May 2018
Main Beach Byron Bay NSW
Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia

The Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic is definitely one of the classics. A favourite of the traditional ocean swimmers, the Classic unofficially kicks off the winter swimming season, with a point to point swim at one of Australia's most popular beach spots.

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Swimrun Sydney

Sat, 12 May 2018
Sydney Harbour Rose Bay NSW
Rose Bay, New South Wales 2029 Australia

A twist on the traditional run-swim-run, in this event you compete in duo's to take on 12 swims and 13 runs along the Sydney Harbour foreshore from Rose Bay to Watson's Bay.

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South Head Roughwater – Bondi To Watsons Bay ocean swim

Sun, 20 May 2018
Bondi Beach Bondi Beach NSW
Bondi Beach, New South Wales 2026 Australia

This is the most epic swim on the Sydney ocean swim calendar, and it's not for the faint hearted. Swim from Bondi to Watsons Bay solo, or in teams of up to six swimmers.

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