The most iconic swim of the year, one of only 2 channel swim events (excluding Cook Strait) in New Zealand, the other is the Kapiti Island to Mainland Swim.
Rangitoto Wharf to St Heliers Bay. Total distance 4.6km.
The iconic swim on Auckland Harbour just over 4½ km across the channel to be greeted by hundreds of supporters on the beach.
Rangitoto Island is a predator free zone administered by DOC. Ensure that your clothes/luggage es free of pests before you embark.
A van will be provided to transport swimmers bags from the registration to the finish.
Swimmers may take only essentials to the Island as everything must be returned to the mainland and we have one coastguard RIB to carry it.
We suggest the most you should take is what you are swimming in plus sunscreen, wetsuit lube, drink (no glass bottles) and t shirt if necessary. Take a small plastic bag to put it in. We provide numbered rubbish bags at Rangitoto, one per 15 swimmers. Put your small bag in the rubbish bag corresponding to your start number and all will be transported to the finish
We will not allow luggage in excess of this on the ferry. Excess baggage must be surrendered prior to boarding the ferry and It will be transported directly to the finish.
If you have a valid reason for more luggage please contact us before the event.
For the Rangitoto Swim you must have already swum the Chelsea Swim or an equivalent distance (2.4km) in open water.
If you are 12 or under 16, you will need to confirm your parent or guardian consent when you enter
ACM has the right to decline any applicant if there are significant doubts about the entrant’s ability to complete the course
For slower swimmers we have implemented a policy of transporting swimmers back up to the pack to reduce the spread, if you are asked please assist with this otherwise you will be asked to leave the water.
Entry fee and conditions
Prizes and trophies
There will also be a spot prize draw for all those present at prize giving