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Sydney, capital of New South Wales and the home of ocean swimming, has some of the world’s best and most popular beaches for ocean swims, some just a short distance from the CBD, including the famous Bondi Beach and surfing Mecca Manly.

November 2019

Bondi Splash N Dash

Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Bondi Beach Bondi Beach NSW
Bondi Beach,New South Wales2026Australia

The Bondi Splash N Dash is a run-swim-run and 1km ocean swim event on Australia's most famous beach - Bondi. It's also includes a whacky duck dash with B-grade celeb's and is part of the Splash Series run by the high energy Reidy from Bondi Rescue.

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Cook Community Classic, Cronulla ocean swim

Sun, 17 Nov 2019
South Cronulla Beach Cronulla NSW
Cronulla,New South Wales2230Australia

The Cook Community Classic is a day out at Cronulla for the family, with two swims available on the day: a 1km swim and a 2km swim, as well as a beach soccer tournament, a community carnival, fundraising raffle, gala charity dinner, and even a pollie paddle.

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Coogee Island Challenge ocean swim

Sun, 24 Nov 2019
Coogee Beach Coogee NSW
Coogee,New South Wales2034Australia

‘Once Around the Island’ is the tagline of the Coogee Island Challenge, and the 2.4km main course is just that: one lap circumventing the famous Wedding Cake Island. Includes 1km swim for adults & 800m kids swim. FREE 8-week training challenge available.

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December 2019

Bondi To Bronte ocean swim

Sun, 1 Dec 2019
Bondi Beach Bondi Beach NSW
Bondi Beach,New South Wales2026Australia

The Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim has become one of the classics on the Sydney Ocean Swim calendar and the 2.4km journey swim is one to tick off the bucket list. Includes 800m & 400m swims for adults and kids. FREE 8-week training challenge available.

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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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January 2020

Newport Pool to Peak ocean swim

Sun, 5 Jan 2020
Newport Beach Newport NSW
Newport,New South Wales2106Australia

The Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swim is one of the first ocean swim events in the New Year, and a great chance to kick the new year’s resolution into gear, and hit the water.

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Bilgola ocean swim

Sun, 12 Jan 2020
Bilgola Beach Bilgola NSW
Bilgola,New South Wales2107Australia

The Bilgola Ocean Swim is yet another beautiful swim to take place on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with two courses: an 800m swim in the morning, and the 1500m main event.

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Big Swim: Palm To Whale Beach

Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Palm Beach Palm Beach NSW
Palm Beach,New South Wales2108Australia

The Big Swim from Palm Beach to Whale Beach is arguably the premier event on the ocean swim calendar and also the last leg of the Pittwater ocean swim series

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Sydney Harbour Splash swim

Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Sydney Harbour Rose Bay NSW
Rose Bay,New South Wales2029Australia

Take the plunge in Sydney's iconic harbour with a view across to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in the second event in the Splash Series. Choose from 1km, 2.5km or 5km in out-and-back courses perfect for beginners and late-season starters.

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February 2020

Bondi Bluewater Challenge ocean swim

Sun, 23 Feb 2020
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 2020

Freshwater ocean swim (The Barney Mullins swim classic)

Sun, 1 Mar 2020
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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North Steyne ocean swim

Sun, 22 Mar 2020
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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Avalon Beach ocean swim

Sun, 29 Mar 2020
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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April 2020

Coogee Island Challenge (Cool Water)

Sun, 5 Apr 2020
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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Balmoral Swim

Sun, 5 Apr 2020
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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Around The Bends – Newport to Avalon ocean swim

Wed, 29 Apr 2020
Newport Beach Newport NSW
Newport,New South Wales2106Australia

Swim north 'around the bends' from Newport Beach to Avalon Beach in this epic 2.5km journey swim on Sydney's northern beaches.

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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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