Whether you are just getting into swimming or you are a seasoned veteran looking for your next challenge, find your next open water or ocean swim on My Next Challenge. From ocean swims to glacial open water swims in alpine lakes, challenge yourself, be inspired and get active!


5 Swim events
Swim the Distance Challenge Gisborne
image descriptionGisborne

Swim the Distance is a two month long indoor swimming challenge which encourages participants to swim 45. 5km, the distance from Gisborne to Mahia. The challenge runs every year, from 1 August – 30 September and is a partnership event run by Sport Gisborne and the Gisborne Olympic Pools.

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The Papamoa Polar Plunge
image descriptionPapamoa Bay of Plenty

Returning for the 6th year the Polar Plunge in Papamoa will take place on the 18th of October 2020. Take the plunge to raise funds for local community groups from the Tauranga area.  

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Epic Swim
image descriptionLake Taupo Waikato

The Epic Swim is a recreational open water swimming event held each year on Lake Taupo and staged in conjunction with the New Zealand Open Water Championships. There are races for all ages and ability levels. From 100m and 500m for children, 1km and 2.

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The Ruby Swim 2021
image descriptionWanaka Otago

The Ruby Swim is not just about the how fast you can swim. Ruby Island is an icon in our Wanaka landscape, featured in thousands of photos and in the lore of Wanaka. It stands as a sentinel - in sight, but also just out of reach.

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Le Pine & Co Across The Lake Swim 2021
image descriptionLake Taupo Waikato

The Le Pine & Co Across the Lake Swim is an open water swimming event in Lake Taupo. There are three course options available. The full across the lake swim is a 4. 2km swim starting at Acacia Bay and finishing at 3 Mile Bay.

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