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14 Swim events
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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Chelsea Swim 2021
image descriptionMasefield Beach Auckland

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

This week's race is postponed due to Covid level 2 restrictions. A new date will be decided ASAP.  

The Splash and Dash series is held every fortnight on Wednesday at Freybreg beach on Oriental Parade.

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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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Red Beach Open Water Swim
image descriptionRed Beach Surf Club Auckland

The 32nd Open Water Swim organised by Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club and Roskill Master Swimmers will take place on the 7th of March 2021. Choose from 1. 5km or 3km distances over a 1. 5km circuit. The event is also part of the Global Swim Series.

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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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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
image descriptionBlue Lake, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The Generation Homes Legend of the Lake will take place on the 20th of March 2021.

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The Wakatipu Legend
image descriptionQueenstown Otago

In its inaugural year, the Wakatipu Legend event is offering three different course lengths allowing a wide range of abilities to participate. From the 1km Bay Swim to the challenging 3. 8km The Legend Swim.

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Browns Island Marathon Swim 2021
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 3rd of April 2021.

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Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Bridge
image descriptionNorthcote Auckland

The Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Bridge event will take place from the 17th - 18th of April 2021.

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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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The Papamoa Polar Plunge
image descriptionPapamoa Bay of Plenty

Returning for the 7th year the Polar Plunge in Papamoa will take place on the 20th of June 2021. Take the plunge to raise funds for local community groups from the Tauranga area.  

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