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The NZ Ocean Swim Series is New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious ocean swim series. It provides an excellent stage to set yourself challenges and achieve your goals.

Whether you want to get into open water swimming, or are looking for added motivation to maintain your fitness or simply enjoy swimming, the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series is for you.

There are seven swims in the series, that take you from the Bay of Islands in the north, to Nelson in the south.

Events include the: Harbour CrossingBay of Islands ClassicCapital ClassicLegend of the LakeSand to SurfThe Big Tahuna and the King of the Bays.

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March 2018

NZ Ocean Swim Series – The Big Tahuna

Sat, 31 Mar 2018
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
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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