Welcome to our 2020 - 2021 Harbour swim series

The series consists of four main events plus a marathon for the outrageously determined. 

The swims are chosen so you can start with Watchman Island and then build up your confidence and distances over the season.

Enter now and be part of a shared adventure on the Waitemata Harbour.

Enter for the season

Enter all four swims for $240 or $330 including the Marathon Swim

Watchman Island

A 2.2km swim out from Herne Bay, around Watchman Island back to Masefield beach with the harbour bridge to your left. 

18 October 2020

Auckland Open Water Swim Championship

Auckland Open Water Swim Championship

4.0 km swim from the Glendowie Yacht Club  on the Tamaki River to St Heliers Bay.

A short course swim (2.6 km) starts from Karaka Bay.

15 November 2020

The Chelsea swim - 2021 CANCELLED

A 2.4km true cross-harbour swim from Masefield beach at the foot of the Harbour Bridge to the historic Chelsea Factory.

28 February 2021 

The Rangitoto swim

For many swimmers the high-point of the season - build up to its 4.6km distance and join 400 other swimmers as they make their way from the Rangitoto wharf to a big welcome at St Heliers. We arrange a ferry to take you from the city to the island. 

18 April 2021 

The Browns Island Marathon

A 10km loop from St Heliers Beach, out and around Browns Island and back – this swim is only for advanced swimmers and has special entry criteria. 

28 March 2021

Alternative Swims

In the event of bad weather, we will always aim to run an alternative swim for each event on a more sheltered course. We will let you know of any change the evening before the swim by email and on our website.

Cathedral Cove Swim

This is an idyllic swim through a marine reserve to the famous New Zealand landmark of Cathedral Cove, and then back to stunning Hahei beach(4km). Or enjoy the scenic walk there and swim the two kilometres back.

13 March 2021