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With around 50,000km of spectacular coastline, complete with islands, stunning beaches and fringing reefs, you’ll find millions of places to ocean swim around this island continent. From World Heritage-listed national parks to beaches where you won’t see another person; whichever way you experience this stunning coastline, you’ll soon discover why it is an integral part of the great Australian ocean lifestyle.

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May 2018

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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Crater Lake Classic

Sun, 13 May 2018
Lake Barrine Lake Barrine QLD
Lake Barrine, Queensland 4884 Australia

The Crater Lake Classic is a lake swim at Lake Barrine in Lake Barrine, QLD. There are 1.9km & 3.8km swim distances available.

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Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Sun, 13 May 2018
Kirra Beach Coolangatta QLD
Coolangatta, Queensland 4225 Australia

The Cooly Classic offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia's most revered surf breaks - Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

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Island Charity Swim

Sat, 12 May 2018
Mudjimba Beach Mudjimba QLD
Mudjimba, Queensland 4564 Australia

At 11km, the Island Charity Swim at Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast is a true test of endurance for long-distance ocean swimmers. The course starts at Mudjimba Beach, then heads around Mudjimba Island and back to Mooloolaba Beach. Participate as an individual, or put together a team.

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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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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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Lake Argyle Swim

Sat, 5 May 2018
Lake Argyle Kununurra WA
Kununurra, Western Australia 6743 Australia

The Lake Argyle Swim is a lake swim at Lake Argyle in Kununurra, WA. There are 10km & 20km swim distances available.

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April 2018

Burleigh Heads to Surfers Paradise Ocean Swim

Sun, 29 Apr 2018
Burleigh Beach Burleigh Heads QLD
Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220 Australia

The Burleigh Heads to Surfers Paradise Ocean Swim is an ocean swim at Burleigh Beach in Burleigh Heads, QLD. There are 10km swim distances available.

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Bay to Boulders ocean swim

Sun, 29 Apr 2018
Horseshoe Bay South West Rocks NSW
South West Rocks, New South Wales 2431 Australia

With some of the clearest ocean along the NSW coastline, the Bay To Boulders Ocean Swim at South West Rocks is an event not to be missed. With a series of events including a 200m, 700m and 2.6km swim, athletes of all abilities can get involved.

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South Curl Curl ocean swim

Sun, 29 Apr 2018
South Curl Curl Beach Curl Curl NSW
Curl Curl, New South Wales 2096 Australia

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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Caves Beach ocean swim

Sun, 29 Apr 2018
Caves Beach Caves Beach NSW
Caves Beach, New South Wales 2281 Australia

The 1.5km Caves Beach ocean swim is another chance to get away from the rat race and enjoy a day-trip to Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle.

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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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Aussie ocean swim

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Scarborough Beach Scarborough WA
Scarborough, Western Australia 6019 Australia

Clubbies are celebrating the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (The Aussies) at Scarborough Beach in Perth, and they're welcoming all ocean swimmers to join them for a chance to be part of the iconic ‘Aussies’ festival.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Southern Ocean Classic Mile

Sun, 1 Apr 2018
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach WA
Ocean Beach, Western Australia 6333 Australia

The Southern Ocean Classic Mile is an ocean swim at Ocean Beach in Ocean Beach, WA. There are 1.6km swim distances available.

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March 2018

Tilbury Classic ocean swim

Sat, 31 Mar 2018
Culburra Beach Culburra NSW
Culburra, New South Wales 2540 Australia

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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Terrigal ocean swim

Sat, 31 Mar 2018
Terrigal Beach Terrigal NSW
Terrigal, New South Wales 2260 Australia

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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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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Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series R11 Swim The Swan

Sun, 25 Mar 2018
South Perth Foreshore South Perth WA
South Perth, Western Australia 6151 Australia

The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series R11 Swim The Swan is an river swim a South Perth Foreshore in South Perth, WA. There are 1.3km swim distances available.

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Beach2Beach swim

Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Blackmans Bay Beach Blackmans Bay TAS
Blackmans Bay, Tasmania 7052 Australia

The Beach2Beach swim is an ocean swim at Blackmans Bay Beach in Blackmans Bay, TAS. There are 2.6km swim distances available.

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North Cott Splash n Dash

Sat, 24 Mar 2018, 8:00 AM
North Cottesloe Beach North Cottesloe WA
North Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011 Australia

The North Cott Splash n Dash is an run-swim-run at North Cottesloe Beach in North Cottesloe, WA. There are three run-swim-run distances available from kids to adults.

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Copeton freshwater swim

Sat, 24 Mar 2018
Copeton Dam Copeton NSW
Copeton, New South Wales 2360 Australia

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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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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