Lorne Pier to Pub

Lorne Pier to Pub

Mountjoy Parade
Lorne 3232, VIC

The Powercor Lorne Pier to Pub is in its 40th year in 2020 and is the largest ocean water swim in the world. 

pier to pub

The swim is a 1.2km course starting at the Lorne Pier and finishing on the foreshore in front of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club house. Over 5,000 entrants will take part.

The event is organised and run by volunteers of Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club - one of those volunteers is Peter Williamson, who is the Superfish director. Williamson took part in the first Pier to Pub back in 1981 and has been involved in the Surf Lifesaving Club for more than 40 years.

During his time, he has been amazed by the growth and popularity of the race, which now includes interstate swimmers and Olympians.

“I think 50 people swam in the initial race and then from there it’s just kept doubling each year for quite a few years, until all of a sudden we had 2,000 then 3,000 and now we have around 5,000 swimmers,” Williamson said.

Open to people of all ages, the field always comprises of a vast mix of competitors, including some famous faces.

Powercor Lorne Mountain to Surf

  • 8:30am Friday January 10 

LIVE iSwim Session

  • 11am and 2pm on Friday January 10

  • Led by 7 times Lorne Pier to Pub Champion, Sam Sheppard and Brenton Ford from Effortless Swimming 

  • Learn all the tips and tricks for racing open water

  • Now SOLD OUT!

Pier to Pub iSwim LIVE

Powercor Lorne Pier to Pub

  • 11:45am Saturday January 11

  • 40th running in 2020

  • Registrations close - Wednesday, 8 January 2020 at 11:59 PM


All images sourced from Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club website 

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Ocean Swim
Swimming competition
Organisation name
Swimming Australia
Street number
Level 2
Address line 1
50‑56 York Street
South Melbourne
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+61 414 633 265
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