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38 Swim events
Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 2 - Event Cancelled
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

Race 2 of the Summer Swim Series has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Refer to website for further details. 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 - Event Cancelled
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

Race 3 in the Summer Swim Series has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Refer to website for further details. 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 - Event Cancelled
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

Race 4 in the Summer Swim Series has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Refer to website for further details. 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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Splash & Dash Series Race 1
image descriptionFreyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Wellington

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade. The event includes both a Swim Run and an open water swim with various distance options available.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 5 - Event On Hold
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

This event is currently on hold. If the Covid-19 alert levels do not change by the 25th of November 2021, Race 5 in the Summer Swim Series will be cancelled. Refer to website for further details.

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Splash & Dash Series Race 2
image descriptionFreyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Wellington

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade. The event includes both a Swim Run and an open water swim with various distance options available.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 6 - Event On Hold
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

This event is currently on hold. If the Covid-19 alert levels do not change by the 2nd of December 2021, Race 6 in the Summer Swim Series will be cancelled. Refer to website for further details.

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Auckland Open Water Championships
image descriptionSt Heliers Bay Auckland

The Auckland Open Water Championships will take place on the 5th of December 2021. 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.

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Splash & Dash Series Race 3
image descriptionFreyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Wellington

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade. The event includes both a Swim Run and an open water swim with various distance options available.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 7 - Event On Hold
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

This event is currently on hold. If the Covid-19 alert levels do not change by the 9th of December 2021, Race 7 in the Summer Swim Series will be cancelled. Refer to website for further details.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 8 - Event On Hold
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This event is currently on hold. If the Covid-19 alert levels do not change by the 16th of December 2021, Race 8 in the Summer Swim Series will be cancelled. Refer to website for further details.

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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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Splash & Dash Series Race 4
image descriptionFreyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Wellington

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade. The event includes both a Swim Run and an open water swim with various distance options available.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 9
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

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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Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Shore - Event Postponed
image descriptionTakapuna Beach Auckland

Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim, due to take place on the 27th of November 2021, has been postponed to the 22nd of January 2022 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 10
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

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 2022
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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Interislander Swim the Lighthouse
image descriptionFreyberg Beach Wellington

The Interislander Swim the Lighthouse is set in the heart of the action, starring the famous fountain and Pt Jerningham lighthouse as well as the pine tree-lined Oriental and Freyberg beaches.

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Splash & Dash Series Race 5
image descriptionFreyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Wellington

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade. The event includes both a Swim Run and an open water swim with various distance options available.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 11
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

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
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

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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Interislander Bean Rock Swim
image descriptionMission Bay Auckland

This is your chance to swim from the lively beachfront of Mission Bay out and around the back of the largest navigational marker in the Waitemata Harbour – the Bean Rock Lighthouse.

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Splash & Dash Series Race 6
image descriptionFreyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Wellington

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade. The event includes both a Swim Run and an open water swim with various distance options available.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 13
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

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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Chelsea Swim 2022
image descriptionMasefield Beach Auckland

The Chelsea Swim will take place on the 20th of February 2022. 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 14
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

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 2022
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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Generation Homes La Grande Swim 2022
image descriptionAkaroa Canterbury

Generation Homes La Grande Swim is essential for your ‘Kiwi Summer Swimming Roadie’ if you’re taking on the only endurance distance in the Series, the 5km ‘Wainui to Akaroa’.

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Splash & Dash Series Race 7
image descriptionFreyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Wellington

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade. The event includes both a Swim Run and an open water swim with various distance options available.

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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 15
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

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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Rangitoto Swim 2022
image descriptionRangitoto Island Auckland

Taking place on the 6th of March 2022, 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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Summer Swim Series at Kohimarama Beach Race 16
image descriptionKohimarama Beach Auckland

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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Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Bridge 2022
image descriptionWesthaven Auckland

There’s nothing quite like swimming across the most prominent marine highway in New Zealand, under the shadow of the busiest bridge, and emerging on the city side of the harbour to the roar of the finish line crowd to really make you feel like an absolute champion, especially wearing your...

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Splash & Dash Series Race 8
image descriptionFreyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Wellington

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade. The event includes both a Swim Run and an open water swim with various distance options available.

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Generation Homes Legend of the Lake 2022
image descriptionLake Tikitapu (Blue lake) Bay of Plenty

The blue waters and native forest of Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) makes the Generation Homes Legend of the Lake a very special experience for swimmers and spectators at our only fresh water event in the Series.

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Browns Island Marathon Swim 2022
image descriptionSt Heliers Bay Auckland

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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Generation Homes Sand to Surf
image descriptionMt Maunganui Bay of Plenty

Generation Homes Sand to Surf will take place on the 2nd of April 2022.

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Generation Homes The Mount swim
image descriptionMt Maunganui Main Beach Bay of Plenty

The soft golden sands and rolling surf is the epitome of a classic Kiwi summer scene, so we’re pumping up this popular event to celebrate everything there is to love about Mt Maunganui’s natural beachfront, island and mountain landscape at The Generation Homes Mount Swim.

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