Australia Day - Australia Swims!

    Australia Day

Australia Day - Australia Swims!

Right across Australia, swimmers turned out in droves to take to the water for the celebration of swimming that is Australia Swims. From the Australian Open Water Championship in South Australia to the family fun day at the Swimland Great Australia Day Swim in Brighton beach there was an event to cater for every age and ability.


2018 Australian Open Water Swimming Championship

Noosa young gun Nick Sloman took his first major step towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics winning his first Australian Open 10km marathon Championship while Chelsea Gubecka once again scored top spot for the Women in the 10km event, storming home ahead of her competitors. 

Men's 10km

Nick Sloman

Simon Huitenga

Mark Pappa

Mens 10km winners
Men's 10km winners: Ollie Signorini, Mark Papp, Nick Sloman, Simon Huitenga and Minister Katrine Hildyard


Women's 10km

Chelsea Gubecka

Kareena Lee

Mackenzie Brazier

Chelsea Gubecka
Chelsea Gubecka takes home the 10km title

Full event results available here


Mount Martha Australia Day Swim

The Mt Martha Australia Day (MMAD) swim is one of the feature events on the open water swimming calendar.  The swim is coordinated by the Mount Martha Lifesaving Club and is a safe family friendly day with over 100 water safety personnel supporting swimmers over the day.  

Men's 1.2km Swim

Women's 1.2km Swim

Men's 5km Swim 

Women's 5km Swim

Nipper Swim - Boys

Nipper Swim - Girls

Ryland Brian Ashley Weill Mark Stone Katherine Brooks Callum Miles Abbey Martin
Josh Beaver Kelly Stubbins Finn Proepper Emily Selig Samuel Whitfort Alouette Clark

Layne Tankard

Kiera Bates Jean-Luc Boulanger Brianna Bond Jack Whitfort Mia Miles



Mount Martha 5km Start Line
Mount Martha 5km Start Line

Full Results here.


Sydney Harbour Splash

The Sydney Harbour Splash is a fun and exciting ocean swimming event for all ages and abilities located in the stunning Rose Bay in the Sydney Harbour. This year the Sydney Harbour Splash added a splash of fluro and teaming up with OneWave, a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues.

Men's Optus 1km

Women's Optus 1km 

Men's 2.5km 

Women's 2.5km

Men's Garmin 5km

Women's Garmin 5km

Will McDonagh Lauren Spears Troy Stewart Maddison Schmid Simon Nothling Jenna Gold
Havke Hortsmann Jenny To Keith McDonald Maddi Blomberg Justin Hanby Caitlin Risstrom
Mitchell Frankish Vanessa Langford Dave Matthews Michelle Fleming Callum Greenshields Sandra Rogers

Full results here.

Swimland Great Australia Day Swim Brighton Beach VIC

The Great Australia Day Swim at Brighton is a family friendly celebration on the beach. Run by the Rotary Club of Brighton, it is a major Open Water charity swim supporting disadvantaged children locally through BayCISS Education Support Program and internationally through Swim Vietnam. Proceeds also support the Brighton Life Saving Club.

Men's 2.5km 

Women's 2.5km

Men's 1.4km

Women's 1.4km

Michael Garbelotto Alexandra Paterson Marcel Walkington Tamsyn Moanhaveale
Noah Millard Hannah Schmidt Arthur Kiselnikov Stephanie Pavlovic
Nigel Fanning Mia Foster Nigel Fanning Aimee Grella



Swimland Great Australia Day Swim
Swimland Great Australia Day Swim

Full results here

Sorrento Beach Western Australia, Australia Day Swim

1000 swimming participants, fun and games for the children, entertainment and enjoy being Australian at Sorrento Beach, Western Australia!






Men's Men's Men's  Men's  Men's 
Lucas Fazari Benjamin Brbioh Ben Waterman Tim Hewitt Nicholas Brown
Josh Armstrong Travis Nederpelt James Petroff Alexander Freeman Aaron Ellis-Kerr
Alex Frehner Sean Beck Lex Robertson Owen Brown Matt Greenwood
Women's Women's Women's Women's  Women's
Jaymie Lutton Emily Holland Kayla Monaco Nicola Hamilton Laura Beare
Esther Beecham Jessica Cake Ashlee Booker Lynette Hewitt Jaime Bowler
Ebony McGuigan Megan Hall Alyssa George Jane Kristy Brinkamp



Sorrento WA

Full results here.


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