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26 Swim events
Auckland Open Water Championships
image descriptionSt Heliers Bay Auckland

The Auckland Open Water Championships will take place on the 15th of October 2020. The event will offer a 2. 6km swim and a 4km swim. The 4km swim will head North from Glendowie Yacht Club to St Heliers Beach. Swimmers in the 2.

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Watchman Island Swim 2020
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The Watchman Island Swim will take place on the 18th of October 2020. The 2. 2km swim is from Herne Bay beach to Masefield Beach via Watchman Island.

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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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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 1
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 2
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 3
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 4
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 5
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 6
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 7
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 8
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Clyde Open Water Swim
image descriptionClyde Rowing Club, Clyde Southland

Last swim of the year, the Clyde Open Water Swim takes place on the 31st of December 2020. The event starts at 8am at the Clyde Rowing Club and offers 500m, 1km, 1. 5km and 3km swims.  BBQ breakfast to follow.

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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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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 9
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 10
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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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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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 11
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 12
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 13
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 14
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Le Pine & Co Across The Lake Swim 2021
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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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Chelsea Swim 2021
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The Chelsea Swim will take place on the 28th of February 2021. The 2. 4km swim is from Masefield Beach at the foot of the Harbour Bridge to the Chelsea Sugar Factory.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 15
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 16
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The Summer Swim Series is New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim held at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland over 16 weeks throughout the summer.

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Browns Island Marathon Swim 2021
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The Brown's Island Marathon Swim is a mammoth 10km swim. Participants will swim from St Heliers Beach, out and around Browns Island in an anticlockwise direction and back. The swim is only for advanced swimmers and special entry criteria applies.

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Rangitoto Swim 2021
image descriptionRangitoto Island Auckland

Taking place on the 18th of April 2021, the Rangitoto Swim is a 4. 6km harbour crossing from Rangitoto Wharf to St Heliers.  The event is a very rare chance to complete a channel swim.

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