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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.

April 2018

Hamilton Masters 5 Bridges Swim

Sun, 8 Apr 2018
Hamilton Gardens Hamilton NZ
Hamilton, 3216 New Zealand

The Hamilton Masters 5 Bridges Swim is an river swim at Hamilton Gardens in Hamilton, NZ. There are 7.1km swim distances available.

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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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February 2018

Kapiti to Mainland Swim

Sat, 24 Feb 2018
Paraparaumu Beach Paraparaumu NZ
Paraparaumu, 5032 New Zealand

The Kapiti to Mainland Swim is an ocean swim at Paraparaumu Beach in Paraparaumu, NZ. There are 5.6km swim distances available.

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Flannagan Cup

Tue, 6 Feb 2018
Ngamotu Beach New Plymouth NZ
New Plymouth, 4310 New Zealand

The Flannagan Cup is an ocean swim at Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth, NZ. There are 1.2km & 3.6km swim distances available.

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Orokawa to Waihi Beach

Fri, 2 Feb 2018
Waihi Beach Waihi Beach NZ
Waihi Beach, 3611 New Zealand

The Orokawa to Waihi Beach is an ocean swim at Waihi Beach in Waihi Beach, NZ. There are 2km swim distances available.

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January 2018

Timaru Ocean Swim

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Caroline Bay Timaru NZ
Timaru, 7910 New Zealand

The Timaru Ocean Swim is an ocean swim at Caroline Bay in Timaru, NZ. There are 500m, 1.5km & 2.5km swim distances available.

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November 2017

NZ Ocean Swim Series – Harbour Crossing

Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 12:00 AM
Auckland Harbour Auckland NZ
Bayswater, Auckland 0622 New Zealand

This single distance 2.9km swim across Auckland Harbour, and the opening swim of the NZ Ocean Swim Series, has become one of the largest and most iconic ocean swims in New Zealand.

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Round North Head Classic

Sun, 5 Nov 2017, 12:00 AM
Narrow Neck Beach Devonport NZ
Devonport, Auckland 0624 New Zealand

The Round North Head Classic is an ocean swim at Narrow Neck Beach in Devonport, NZ. There are 1.2km & 2.5km swim distances available.

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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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