Australia & Oceania

The Big Tahuna 2019

Saturday, 2 March, 2019 (All day)

Interislander The Big Tahuna – 2 March 2019

3KM – 1KM – 500M – 300M – 200M – 100M

Sand to Surf 2019

Saturday, 9 February, 2019 (All day)

Generation Homes Sand to Surf – 9 February 2019

2.6KM – 1.25KM – 500M – 300M – 200M – 100M. AMPHIBIAN: 500M SWIM + 4.5KM RUN.

Capital Classic 2019

Sunday, 27 January, 2019 (All day)

Interislander Capital Classic – 27 January 2019

3.3KM – 1KM – 500M – 300M – 200M – 100M.

The Gem

Saturday, 15 December, 2018 (All day)

The Gem – 15 December 2018

3.5KM – 1KM – 500M – 300M – 200M – 100M

Bay of Islands Classic 2018

Saturday, 1 December, 2018 (All day)

Duke of Marlborough Hotel Bay of Islands Classic – 1 December 2018

3.3KM – 750M – 300M – 200M – 100M

39# GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub swim

Saturday, 12 January, 2019 - 12:30

The GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub is in its 39th year in 2019 and is the largest ocean water swim in the world. The swim is a 1.2km course starting at the Lorne Pier and finishing on the foreshore in front of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club house. It is organised and run by the volunteers of Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club.

GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub – 12.30pm Saturday January 12 2019

Entries for the 2019 events will open early November.

Rottnest Channel Swim 2019

Saturday, 23 February, 2019 (All day)

Highly regarded worldwide and one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island.

Zoggs fogbuster: Swimmer suffers significant eye damage from recalled anti-fog gel for goggles

A Queensland swimmer has suffered "horrible pain" and damage to his eyes after applying a recalled anti-fog gel to the inside of his goggles.

Darren Lydeamore, who spent three days in hospital, had no idea that Zoggs Australia had recalled the faulty product, and his treating doctor said given the seriousness of his injuries, the recall should have been more strongly worded and better publicised.

NZ Ocean Swim series heading to Nelson after decade in Christchurch

After 10 years in Christchurch, the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series has announced its South Island swim event is relocating to Nelson, with the very first 'The Big Tahuna' event scheduled for Saturday March 31 2018.

Attracting over 8000 swimmers nationwide each year, the series is entering its 12th season and includes multiple distance events for elite athletes as well as adults and children of all abilities in the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Mt Maunganui, Wellington, Rotorua and now Nelson.

First Tasmanian to swim English Channel celebrates 10th Anniversary with 10k swim in Scots Loch

Swimming 10k is nothing for elite swimmer Anne Steele. She spent her last holiday swimming from island to island in the Maldives where the water is 29 degrees and clear. In Loch Earn in the highlands of Scotland the water is a pitch-black 13 degrees. Anne's main problem is finding water in Tasmania that is cold enough. Listen as she outlines her training plan (including lying in ice baths) and shares the connection this swim has with her late Father.