Weekend Water Wrap

A bumper weekend of open water events has helped kick off Australia Swims, with nearly 3,000 people pulling on their goggles across Saturday and Sunday.

The Portsea Swim Classic marked the first event of the campaign, while flocks of people headed down the coast for the Queenscliff 180 Family Swim which took place the following day.

With participants pledging their distance to the Lap Australia Challenge, the eight teams currently sit on a combined total of 10,387.04kms, placing them over the most Northern most tip of Australia – Cape York.

'DJ Louderstein' takes Portsea plunge

Freely admitting he hasn’t “rolled his arms over in while”, Olympic medallist Andrew Lauterstein will jump in the ocean on Saturday to compete in the Portsea Swim Classic.

Commencing from Fisherman’s beach, the 1.5km swim will see participants head west around Police Point along the coast and finish at Jarman Oval at the historic Quarantine Station in the Point Nepean National Park.

Sam Sheppard claims his 4th Portsea Swim Classic Win

Australia Swims has kicked off this weekend with major events all over Australia. In Victoria swimmers young and old converged on Portsea for the Portsea Swim Classic. Over 1,500 participants competed in the iconic 1,500m swim with over 20,000 eager spectators cheering them from the beach and surrounding boats.

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