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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.

February 2019

Husky ocean swim

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Huskisson Beach Huskisson NSW
Huskisson,New South Wales2540Australia

A 1km ocean swim at one of Australia's most pristine marine parks, a supporting event of the popular Husky Triathlon.

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$195 Sold out

Learn to ocean swim clinic

Sat, 23 Feb 2019, 7:00 AM
Bondi Beach Sydney NSW
Bondi Beach,NSW2026Australia

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.

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Bondi Bluewater Challenge ocean swim

Sun, 24 Feb 2019
Bondi Beach Bondi Beach NSW
Bondi Beach,New South Wales2026Australia

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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March 2019

Wollongong ocean swim (Splash Wollongong)

Sat, 2 Mar 2019
Wollongong Basin Wollongong NSW
Wollongong,New South Wales2500Australia

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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Freshwater ocean swim (The Barney Mullins swim classic)

Sun, 3 Mar 2019
Freshwater Beach Freshwater NSW
Freshwater,New South Wales2096Australia

Freshwater is one of Sydney’s most beautiful northern beaches and this end of season event has a very achievable 1.5km swim distance on offer.

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$195 8 spots left

Learn to ocean swim clinic

Sat, 9 Mar 2019, 7:00 AM
Bondi Beach Sydney NSW
Bondi Beach,NSW2026Australia

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.

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Broulee bay to breakers ocean swim

Sun, 10 Mar 2019
Broulee Beach Broulee NSW
Broulee,New South Wales2537Australia

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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$595 Sold out

Wet & wild weekend: The Palms

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - Sun, 17 Mar 2019
Royal Nat. Park Burning PalmsNSW2232Australia

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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Stanwell Park ocean swim challenge

Sun, 17 Mar 2019
Stanwell Park Beach Stanwell Park NSW
Stanwell Park,New South Wales2508Australia

The Stanwell Park Ocean Challenge is one of the most amazing ocean swims you’ll ever do. The 2.3km open water events takes swimmers from the beautiful Coalcliff Beach to Stanwell Park Beach over stunning reefs and sea life.

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Sydney Skinny swim

Sun, 17 Mar 2019
Cobblers Beach Mosman NSW
Mosman,New South Wales2088Australia

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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Copeton freshwater swim

Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Copeton Dam Copeton NSW
Copeton,New South Wales2360Australia

Known as The Swim with Altitude, the Copeton Freshwater Swim offers athletes a unique experience competing on Copeton Dam on Gwydir River. With a 5km, 2.5km1km, or 500m race, the Copeton Freshwater Swim is the perfect event for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

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North Steyne ocean swim

Sun, 31 Mar 2019
North Steyne Beach Manly NSW
Manly,New South Wales2095Australia

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 2019

The Jervis Bay Swim Classic

Fri, 5 Apr 2019
Huskisson Beach Huskisson NSW
Huskisson,New South Wales2540Australia

Part of the Long Course weekend at Huskisson Beach in Jervis Bay, this unique event has 750m, 1.5km, 1.9km & 3.8km swims available on the Friday that mirror the distances in their respective triathlons.

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Balmoral Swim

Sun, 7 Apr 2019
Balmoral Beach Balmoral NSW
Balmoral,New South Wales2088Australia

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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Coffs Harbour ocean swim

Sun, 7 Apr 2019
Jetty Beach Coffs Harbour NSW
Coffs Harbour,New South Wales2450Australia

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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$595 Sold out

Wet & wild weekend: The Palms

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - Sun, 14 Apr 2019
Royal Nat. Park Burning PalmsNSW2232Australia

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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Mollymook ocean swim

Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Mollymook Beach Mollymook NSW
Mollymook,New South Wales2539Australia

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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Club to Club Forster ocean swim

Sun, 14 Apr 2019
Cape Hawke Beach Forster NSW
Forster,New South Wales2428Australia

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, 14 Apr 2019
Avalon Beach Avalon Beach NSW
Avalon Beach,New South Wales2107Australia

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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Coogee Island Challenge (Cool Water)

Sun, 14 Apr 2019
Coogee Beach Coogee NSW
Coogee,New South Wales2034Australia

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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Terrigal ocean swim

Sat, 20 Apr 2019
Terrigal Beach Terrigal NSW
Terrigal,New South Wales2260Australia

The Terrigal Ocean Swims are a fun and exciting set of open water swims for the whole family to enjoy. With a 1km and 2km swim on offer, the event is ideal for the novice to the more competitive open water swimmer.

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Tilbury Classic ocean swim

Sat, 20 Apr 2019
Culburra Beach Culburra NSW
Culburra,New South Wales2540Australia

Head to Nowra for the fun and beautiful Tilbury Classic. The 1.9km ocean swim takes competitors around a stunning headland and through pristine water full of sea life and over reefs.

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Manly Splash N Dash

Sun, 21 Apr 2019, 12:00 AM
Manly Beach Manly NSW
Manly,New South Wales2095Australia

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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Rock to Rock Elizabeth Beach ocean swim

Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Elizabeth Beach Forster NSW
Forster,New South Wales2428Australia

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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Swimrun Sydney

Sat, 27 Apr 2019
Sydney Harbour Rose Bay NSW
Rose Bay,New South Wales2029Australia

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 Curl Curl ocean swim

Sun, 28 Apr 2019
South Curl Curl Beach Curl Curl NSW
Curl Curl,New South Wales2096Australia

Start at South Curl Curl Beach and swim south around the headland into Freshwater Beach taking in a mix of reef and sandy bottom along the way.

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May 2019

Byron Bay ocean swim classic

Sun, 5 May 2019
Main Beach Byron Bay NSW
Byron Bay,New South Wales2481Australia

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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South Head Roughwater – Bondi To Watsons Bay ocean swim

Sun, 19 May 2019
Bondi Beach Bondi Beach NSW
Bondi Beach,New South Wales2026Australia

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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December 2019

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

Sun, 15 Dec 2019
Mona Vale Beach Mona Vale NSW
Mona Vale,New South Wales2103Australia

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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