Welcome to the Swimland Great Australia Day Swim on Tuesday, January 26 2016

View GADS 2015 Video Clip

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
  • 5 Km 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

New in 2016:

Teams can enter and compete in the 650m and 1400m Open events.

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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New – Team entries

In 2016, swimmers in the 650m and 1400m Open events can enter as a 4-swimmer team and compete for a... Read More →

Registrations for GADS 2016 Open

On- line registration for all swim events events has opened... Read More →

View all past results

Our website now has a link to all results since the first Great Australia Day Swim in 2010. Click the... Read More →

Raffle results

The winners: #1 Trip for Two to New Caledonia, donated by Brighton Travelworld J Bryant – Brighton #2 A Night... Read More →

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Thanks Marshall White for providing a map of the swim courses on the Brighton pier ... See MoreSee Less

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Great video clip of The Swimland Great Australia Day Swim 2015, filmed from a drone aircraft ... See MoreSee Less

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