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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.

December 2018

Long Bay Apolima Strait Qualifier

Sat, 22 Dec 2018
Long Bay Beach Torbay NZ
Torbay,Auckland0630New Zealand

The Long Bay Apolima Strait Qualifier is an ocean swim at Long Bay Beach in Torbay, NZ. There are 10km swim distances available.

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January 2019

Tata Swim

Sat, 5 Jan 2019
Taka Beach Takaka NZ
Takaka,7183New Zealand

The Tata Swim is an ocean swim at Taka Beach in Takaka, NZ. There are 750m & 2km swim distances available.

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Nelson Endurance Series – Mile

Sun, 6 Jan 2019
Nelson Yacht Club Nelson NZ
Nelson,7010New Zealand

The Nelson Endurance Series - Mile is an harbour swim at Nelson Yacht Club in Nelson, NZ. There are 2km swim distances available.

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Epic Swim

Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Lake Taupo Taupo NZ
Taupo,3330New Zealand

The Epic Swim is an lake swim at Lake Taupo in Taupo, NZ. There are 100m, 500m, 1km, 2.5km & 10km swim distances available.

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Epic Swim Masters

Sun, 13 Jan 2019
Lake Taupo Taupo NZ
Taupo,3330New Zealand

The Epic Swim Masters is an lake swim at Lake Taupo in Taupo, NZ. There are 2.5km swim distances available.

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Bridge to Bridge Harbour Swim

Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Matapihi Tauranga NZ
Tauranga,3175New Zealand

The Bridge to Bridge Harbour Swim is an river swim at Matapihi in Tauranga, NZ. There are 600m & 1.5km swim distances available.

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Round the Mount

Sun, 20 Jan 2019
Main Beach Mount Maunganui NZ
Mount Maunganui,3116New Zealand

The Round the Mount is an ocean swim at Main Beach in Mount Maunganui, NZ. There are 4km swim distances available.

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Blue Lake Multisport Festival

Sat, 26 Jan 2019
Lake Okareka Rotorua NZ
Rotorua,3076New Zealand

The Blue Lake Multisport Festival is an lake swim at Lake Okareka in Rotorua, NZ. There are 750m & 2km swim distances available.

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The Ruby

Sat, 26 Jan 2019
Lake Wanaka Wanaka NZ
Wanaka,9381New Zealand

The The Ruby is an lake swim at Lake Wanaka in Wanaka, NZ. There are 200m, 600m, 1.2km, 2.5km, 3.8km & 10km swim distances available.

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NZ Ocean Swim Series – Capital Classic

Sun, 27 Jan 2019
Freyberg Beach Wellington NZ
Wellington,6011New 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 2019

Haulashore Circuit

Sun, 3 Feb 2019
Nelson Yacht Club Nelson NZ
Nelson,7010New Zealand

The Haulashore Circuit is an harbour swim at Nelson Yacht Club in Nelson, NZ. There are 2.8km swim distances available.

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Lake Rotoma Swim

Wed, 6 Feb 2019
Lake Rotoma Rotoma NZ
Rotoma,3074New Zealand

The Lake Rotoma Swim is an lake swim at Lake Rotoma in Rotoma, NZ. There are 100m, 400m, 1km, 1.5km, 3km, 6km, 10.5km & 15km swim distances available.

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NZ Masters Games Open Water Swim

Thu, 7 Feb 2019
Vauxhall Yacht Club Vauxhall NZ
Vauxhall,Dunedin9013New Zealand

The NZ Masters Games Open Water Swim is an harbour swim at Vauxhall Yacht Club in Vauxhall, NZ. There are 500m, 1.5km & 3km swim distances available.

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NZ Ocean Swim Series – Sand to Surf

Sat, 9 Feb 2019
Main Beach Mt Maunganui NZ
Mt Maunganui,3116New 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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The Huka XStream River Swim

Sat, 9 Feb 2019
Waikato River Taupo NZ
Taupo,3377New Zealand

The The Huka XStream River Swim is an river swim at Waikato River in Taupo, NZ. There are 3.3km swim distances available.

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Bean Rock Swim

Sat, 9 Feb 2019
Mission Bay Beach Mission Bay NZ
Mission Bay,Auckland1071New Zealand

The Bean Rock Swim is an harbour swim at Mission Bay Beach in Mission Bay, NZ. There are 1.6km & 3.2km swim distances available.

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Napier Ocean Swim

Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Port Napier Napier NZ
Napier,4110New Zealand

The Napier Ocean Swim is an harbour swim at Port Napier in Napier, NZ. There are 200m, 300m, 1km, 2.5km swim distances available.

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Nelson Ironman Challenge

Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Nelson Yacht Club Nelson NZ
Nelson,7010New Zealand

The Nelson Ironman Challenge is an harbour swim at Nelson Yacht Club in Nelson, NZ. There are 3.8km swim distances available.

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Lake Taupo Across the Lake Swim

Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Acacia Bay Taupo NZ
Taupo,3377New Zealand

The Lake Taupo Across the Lake Swim is an lake swim at Acacia Bay in Taupo, NZ. There are 1km, 2km & 4.2km swim distances available.

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Adventure Race

Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Lyttelton Harbour Lyttelton NZ
Lyttelton,Christchurch8082New Zealand

The Adventure Race is an harbour swim at Lyttelton Harbour in Lyttelton, NZ. There are 5km swim distances available.

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Auckland Central Masters – Chelsea

Sun, 24 Feb 2019
Masefield Beach Westhaven NZ
Westhaven,Auckland1011New Zealand

The Auckland Central Masters - Chelsea is an harbour swim at Masefield Beach in Westhaven, NZ. There are 2.4km swim distances available.

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March 2019

NZ Ocean Swim Series – The Big Tahuna

Sat, 2 Mar 2019
Tahunanui Beach Nelson NZ
Nelson,7011New 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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Okataina Swim

Sun, 10 Mar 2019
Lake Okataina Lake Okataina NZ
Lake Okataina,3074New Zealand

The Okataina Swim is an lake swim at Lake Okataina in Lake Okataina, NZ. There are 200m, 400m, 800m, 1.5km & 3km swim distances available.

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NZ Ocean Swim Series – Legend of the Lake

Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Blue Lake Rotorua NZ
Rotorua,3076New 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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Auckland Central Masters – Cathedral Cove Swim

Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Cathedral Cove Hahei NZ
Hahei,3591New Zealand

The Auckland Central Masters - Cathedral Cove Swim is an ocean swim at Cathedral Cove in Hahei, NZ. There are 2km & 4km swim distances available.

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Auckland Central Masters – Rangitoto

Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Rangitoto Wharf Rangitoto Island NZ
Rangitoto Island,Auckland1010New Zealand

The Auckland Central Masters - Rangitoto is an ocean swim at Rangitoto Wharf in Rangitoto Island, NZ. There are 4.6km swim distances available.

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April 2019

Auckland Central Masters – Marathon Swim

Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Mairangi Bay Beach Mairangi Bay NZ
Mairangi Bay,Auckland0630New Zealand

The Auckland Central Masters - Marathon Swim is an ocean swim at Mairangi Bay Beach in Mairangi Bay, NZ. There are 10km swim distances available.

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