Welcome to the Swimland Great Australia Day Swim on Friday, January 26 2018

Presented by The Rotary Club of Brighton

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Swim Events:

  • 1400 m Open Water Swim – a clockwise course around the Middle Brighton pier and breakwater from the pier to the Finish gate on the beach
  • 2500m Open Water Swim – a more challenging course around a marked circuit, finishing around the breakwater to the beach
  • 650 m Intermediate Swim – a shorter course from the Northern end of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club marina to the beach
  • Swimland Junior Dash – a 300 m swim from the landing on the Middle Brighton Pier to the beach for 10-12 YO’s, and a shorter course for 8 and 9 YO’s
John Bertrand

‘A Great way to celebrate Australia Day’ –
John Bertrand AM. Patron


New in 2017:

Swimmers can enter and compete in the 650m and 1400m Open events for both an individual and a team award – at no additional entry fee

We are now offering a 2500m event (replacing the previous 5km event), to suit a wider range of swimmers

Click above for more information and course maps for each event and click here for information on entertainment, food, awards, random prizes and the free raffle ticket for all Open Water competitors for 5 nights at the Sofitel Resort, Fiji with return airfares.

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2017 Raffle Results

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This is the first official event on the 2017/2018 Ocean Swim calendar - great practice for the Great Australia Day Swim 🏊‍♀️🏊

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