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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.

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April 2018

Auckland Central Masters – Marathon Swim

Sun, 22 Apr 2018
Mairangi Bay Beach Mairangi Bay NZ
Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630 New 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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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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Auckland Central Masters – Cathedral Cove Swim

Sat, 7 Apr 2018
Cathedral Cove Hahei NZ
Hahei, 3591 New 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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March 2018

NZ Ocean Swim Series – The Big Tahuna

Sat, 31 Mar 2018
Tahunanui Beach Nelson NZ
Nelson, 7011 New 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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Haulashore Circuit

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Nelson Yacht Club Nelson NZ
Nelson, 7010 New 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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Auckland Central Masters – Rangitoto

Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Rangitoto Wharf Rangitoto Island NZ
Rangitoto Island, Auckland 1010 New 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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Okataina Swim

Sun, 11 Mar 2018
Lake Okataina Lake Okataina NZ
Lake Okataina, 3074 New 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 – Sand to Surf

Sat, 10 Mar 2018
Main Beach Mt Maunganui NZ
Mt Maunganui, 3116 New 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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Adventure Race

Sat, 3 Mar 2018
Lyttelton Harbour Lyttelton NZ
Lyttelton, Christchurch 8082 New Zealand

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

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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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Lake Taupo Across the Lake Swim

Sat, 24 Feb 2018
Acacia Bay Taupo NZ
Taupo, 3377 New 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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Napier Ocean Swim

Sat, 17 Feb 2018
Port Napier Napier NZ
Napier, 4110 New 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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Bean Rock Swim

Sat, 17 Feb 2018
Mission Bay Beach Mission Bay NZ
Mission Bay, Auckland 1071 New 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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NZ Ocean Swim Series – Legend of the Lake

Sat, 17 Feb 2018
Blue Lake Rotorua NZ
Rotorua, 3076 New 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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The Huka XStream River Swim

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Waikato River Taupo NZ
Taupo, 3377 New 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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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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Lake Rotoma Swim

Tue, 6 Feb 2018
Lake Rotoma Rotoma NZ
Rotoma, 3074 New 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

Tue, 6 Feb 2018
Vauxhall Yacht Club Vauxhall NZ
Vauxhall, Dunedin 9013 New 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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Auckland Central Masters – Chelsea

Sun, 4 Feb 2018
Masefield Beach Westhaven NZ
Westhaven, Auckland 1011 New 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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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

NZ Ocean Swim Series – Capital Classic

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Freyberg Beach Wellington NZ
Wellington, 6011 New 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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Blue Lake Multisport Festival

Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Lake Okareka Rotorua NZ
Rotorua, 3076 New 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, 27 Jan 2018
Lake Wanaka Wanaka NZ
Wanaka, 9381 New 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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Nelson Ironman Challenge

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Nelson Yacht Club Nelson NZ
Nelson, 7010 New 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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Epic Swim Masters

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Lake Taupo Taupo NZ
Taupo, 3330 New 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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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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Epic Swim

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Lake Taupo Taupo NZ
Taupo, 3330 New 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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Bridge to Bridge Harbour Swim

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Matapihi Tauranga NZ
Tauranga, 3175 New 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, 7 Jan 2018
Main Beach Mount Maunganui NZ
Mount Maunganui, 3116 New 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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