Ocean and river swimming has been around in Tasmania for a long time but in the past 2 decades it has become one of the fastest growing leisure activities. New wetsuit technology and the pleasure of swimming in the natural environment has contributed to the rapid growth. Surf lifesaving clubs are ideally placed to host swims as it is a chance to engage with the local community, demonstrate and communicate water safety measures and provide members and the local community with a safe aquatic environment. The swims conducted by surf lifesaving clubs in Tasmania are conducted under strict safety guidelines that ensure protection for participants and event management. Swim courses, distances and formats are very diverse and take account of the various options available at each of the venues. Over the summer months swims are offered all around Tasmania from Boat Harbour to Bridport, Bicheno and urban locations from Carlton to Kingston.
The much loved Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series is back in 2019-2020, proudly sponsored by Engine Swim. With open swims ranging from 1.2km to 2.6kms, and selected novice events of 500M for those new to ocean swimming to build skill and confidence.
Follow the Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series on Facebook to stay up to date: https://www.facebook.com/tasoceanswimseries/
Click the below poster to see race dates or see full details below:
Carlton Clearwater Classic | Sat 30th Nov 2019 | Venue: Carlton Park SLSC | TOSS Race 1 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
Devonport Pub to Club | Sun 8th Dec 2019 | Venue: Devonport SLSC | TOSS Race 2 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
Brooke Street Pier 12 Hundred | Sat 28th Dec 2019 | Venue: Brooke Street Pier | TOSS Race 3 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
Burnie Ocean Swim | Sat 11th Jan 2020 | Venue: Burnie SLSC | TOSS Race 4 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
Boat Harbour Beach Ocean Swim | Sun 12th Jan 2020 | Venue: Boat Harbour Beach SLSC | TOSS Race 5 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
Kingston Beach Australia Day Swim | Sun 26th Jan 2020 | Venue: Kingston Beach SLSC | TOSS Race 6 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
Port Sorell Penguin Island Swim | Sat 14th Mar 2020 | Venue: Port Sorell SLSC | TOSS Race 7 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
7MB Ocean Swim | Sat 28th Mar 2020 | Venue: Seven Mile Beach | TOSS Race 8 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
Blackman's Bay to Kingston Beach (TOSS FINAL) | Sun 29th Mar 2020 | Venue: Kingston Beach SLSC | TOSS Race 9 | Race Flyer TBA | Entry not yet open
Please Note: The Bridport Ocean Swim is yet to be added to the calendar of events.
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