The series consists of four main events designed to build confidence and distance over the swimming season, plus an additional marathon swim.

They give you the opportunity to take part in an adventure on the Waitemata Harbour and to push your personal boundaries!  

The events:

The Series

  • Enter 4 swim series $240.00, 5 swim series $330
  • See below for linked detailed information on each swim

The ACM Herne Bay to Watchman Island Swim

  • 2.2km 
  • 21 November 2021
  • Click here for information

Auckland Open Water Championships

  • 4.0km 
  • 05 December 2021
  • Click here for information

The Chelsea Swim

  • 2.4km 
  • 20 February 2022
  • Click here for information

The Rangitoto swim 

  • 4.6km 
  • 06 March 2022
  • Click here for information

There is an all event entry available including the Marathon Swim at a discounted rate.

The Marathon Swim / 

  • 10km 
  • 20 March 2022
  • Click here for information

Alternative Swims

Where possible we have established bad weather alternatives for the swims. These course changes will be decided where possible the evening before the swim and emailed to entrants as well as appearing on the swim website and on our facebook page. In all cases they will be subject to conditions on the day.

Entry Info

Online entries will close off at midnight on the Thursday before the event to allow for the logistics of timing chip setup.

Limited late entries will be available on the day subject to availability of chips. "spare" timing chip numbers will be limited so it is in your interests to enter on line on time.

  • Herne Bay - OPEN - $60 - late entry $80
  • Bays Swim - OPEN - $60 - late entry $80
  • Chelsea Swim - OPEN - $60 - late entry $80
  • Rangitoto- OPEN - $90 - late entry $110
  • Marathon - OPEN - $100 - late entry $120
  • Series - OPEN - $240, excluding marathon
  • Series plus the Marathon Swim - $330 

All four swims for $240 or $330 including the Marathon Swim.  This saving is available for on line entry and is available up to the close off for event 1.

2 for 1 family entry is available for a parent and child under 16 subject to the Organisers being satisfied that both are adequately prepared. Contact the Event Coordinator for a entry code.

The "Club" swims associated with the Herne Bay and Chelsea swims (WaiWai shield, Molloy Shield, Osborne Cup and Mazzolini Cup) have been opened up to include all swimmers under 25 who are part of a recognised coached squad from either a swim club affiliated to Auckland Swimming, a Surf Club  or a School squad. 

The “Club” swims are handicap events and are for non-wetsuit swimmers only.


Your swim will be electronically timed using Timing Chips, it is important to ensire your details are correct at registration for Date of Birth and category you are entered into; Skins (Non Wet Suit) or Wet Suit.  If you are using flippers or other forms of aids please ensure you let the registration know as you will be ineligible for trophies, however you are still eligible for spot prizes.

Should you lose your timing chip there will be a charge of $50 to replace it.

Please review the following, you are able to purchase a velcro strap form registration for $2 and retain it for all swims, it can be used for other events that have timing chips used.