Presented by The Rotary Club of Brighton in association with The Brighton Lifesaving Club

Welcome to the 12’th Great Australia Day Swim at Middle Brighton on Thursday, January 26’th.

GADS in January 2022 was impacted by COVID-19 and repairs to the Middle Brighton Pier and we had to cancel the Swimland Junior Dash and limit on-shore activities. It’s great we are able to resume a normal GADS event in 2023.

We are continuing our system of on-line registration, available up to 8 AM on Australia Day. (Late entry price after Noon on January 25). There will not be any walk-up registrations.

We welcome Kieser again as our Principal Event Sponsor. Kieser operates a network of integrated physiotherapy, rehabilitation and strength training centres in Melbourne and regional Victoria

And Olympian Mack Horton OAM is supporting us again this year as GADS Patron


Event times:

  • 2500m Open Water 9:00 AM

  • Swimland Junior Dash – First group.  10:00 AM

  • 650 m Intermediate Swim 10:45 AM

  • 1400m Open Water 11:00 (First Age Group)

  • 1400 m Open Water Open Division. 11:30AM

  • Event highlights:
    • 650m Intermediate Swim from the marina to the beach

    • 1400m and 2500 m Open Water events around the breakwater and marina

    • Open-air gear storage and beach rinse-down showers. Sorry- no enclosed change tents this year

    • Live entertainment and food stalls

    • Tee Shirts, swim caps, and random prizes for Open Water swimmers

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