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Ocean Swims Calendar › NZ Ocean Swims

NZ ocean swims are a fast becoming an integral part of summer for kiwi’s heading to the water to play and holiday.

As an island nation, 65% of New Zealanders live within five kilometres of the coast, and that percentage increases when you start to include beautiful inland rivers and lakes.

New Zealand is the home of 100% pure open water swimming.

The largest and most popular summer ocean swims series in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.

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December 2017

NZ Ocean Swim Series – Bay of Islands Classic

Sat, 16 Dec 2017, 12:00 AM
Kororareka Bay Russell NZ
Russell, 0202 New Zealand

Nestled in the stunning Bay of Islands, New Zealand’s first capital Russell will play host to this summer’s Bay of Islands Classic – the second of seven events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.

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January 2018

NZ Ocean Swim Series – Capital Classic

Sun, 28 Jan 2018, 12:00 AM
Freyberg Beach Wellington NZ
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

An ocean swim hugging the Oriental Bay Beaches, with some of the best spectator vantage points around the Harbour, the Capital Classic is the third of seven events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.

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February 2018

NZ Ocean Swim Series – Legend of the Lake

Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 12:00 AM
Blue Lake Rotorua NZ
Rotorua, 3076 New Zealand

The Legend of the Lake, at Rotorua’s stunning Blue Lake adds a fresh new dimension to the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, and is the forth of seven events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.

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March 2018

NZ Ocean Swim Series – Sand to Surf

Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 12:00 AM
Main Beach Mt Maunganui NZ
Mt Maunganui, 3116 New Zealand

Take the plunge at one of New Zealand’s best destination surf beaches, the Mount is the perfect location to test your ocean swimming skills in the surf, and is the fifth of seven events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.

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NZ Ocean Swim Series – The Big Tahuna

Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 12:00 AM
Tahunanui Beach Nelson NZ
Nelson, 7011 New Zealand

Taking place off Nelson’s beautiful Tahunanui Beach, The Big Tahuna is the newest addition and sixth event in the NZ Ocean Swim Series, with the 'I'm Going Long' swim around the iconic Fifeshire Rock.

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April 2018

NZ Ocean Swim Series – King of the Bays

Sun, 8 Apr 2018, 12:00 AM
Takapuna Beach Auckland NZ
Takapuna, Auckland 0622 New Zealand

Regardless of whether you come in first or last in the seventh and final event of the NZ Ocean Swim Series, you’ll feel like royalty as you gracefully glide up the beach to the finish in the stately surrounds of Takapuna Beach.

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We’ve done our best to provide up-to-date information on all the swims we list on our calendar. However, we ask that you please consult the official event website or registration location for final information, schedule, costs and terms & conditions before registering. Spotted an error? Please let us know.

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