FAQS

FAQ's
FAQ's
Organisational FAQ's

What is Australia Swims?

It’s a celebration of Australia’s love for swimming and the water. We’re giving Australians the chance to take part in 10 days of swimming experiences all over the country. Swim at a beach, event, pool or 'somewhere else'.

When is Australia Swims taking place?

Between January 19 and 28 2019

What is Lap Australia?

Lap Australia is our collective effort to swim 35,877KM, one lap around Australia. 

Lap Australia

How can I take part in Lap Australia?

Simply register and pledge your swimming to a team to have your distance added in our effort to lap Australia. You'll receive an update including a message of support form your team leader.

How do I join a team?

If you head to the Lap Australia page you will see a list of teams, read up on which team you would like to join and click 'pledge now'. In the pledge form, simply select your team from the list.

What is an experience?

An experience is anything water or swimming related that brings people together in the water.

What sort of experiences can I list?

There are heaps of possibilities – an open water swim, a pool party or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. You can let your imagination run wild!

It’s important your experience is safe, so read our guidelines.

I need some more inspiration.

That’s OK. We’ve created a list of great ideas to help you out.

Who can list an experience?

Any organisation can list an experience. You could be a swimming pool, an event organiser, a council, a swimming club, a surf life saving club, a corporate group or a university. If you’re not sure, then get in touch.

Can I list a private experience on your website?

Sorry, no. We’d like the experiences on our website to be open to everyone. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved with Australia Swims. Get in touch with us and we’ll chat through the options.

Where can my experience take place?

Anywhere there’s water! But the most common places will be a swimming pool or the beach.

How much does it cost to list an experience?

Nothing! And we'll promote those listed throughout our campaign.

Does my experience have to be free?

Nope. You can choose whether your experience is free or not. And you can decide whether people need a ticket before turning up. It’s completely up to you.

I’d like to sell tickets to my experience. Can I do that through your website?

Unfortunately, no. You can add information about your experience to our website and link to an external ticketing site. There are heaps of good ones out there!

I want to list an experience before or after Australia Swims. Can I do that on your website?

You can only list an experience that’s going to happen between January 19 and 28. If you event is after these dates get in touch. We will launch a 365 event calendar after the challenge period.

I’ve listed an experience, but I need to cancel it. How do I do that?

That’s a shame! It’s easy to cancel. Simply log in to manage your event. You can find the ‘cancel event’ option in the menu.

What are the benefits of listing an experience?

We’ll promote your organisation and experience through our website and social and help you capture data. And you’ll be part of Australia Swims’ media, PR, ambassador and influencer activity.

I’ve listed an experience, but I need to change it. How do I do this?

Easily. You can log in and manage your event.

Can I list more than one experience?

Yep. Follow the steps to create another experience once you’ve finished listing your first one.

Can I list more than one experience, in more than one location?

You sure can. There’s an option to add a different address when you create an experience.

Individual FAQ's

What is Australia Swims?

It’s a celebration of Australia’s love for swimming and the water. We’re giving Australians the chance to take part in 9 days of swimming experiences all over the country.

When is Australia Swims taking place?

Between January 19 and 28 2019

How can I get involved with Australia Swims?

You can find an experience, your nearest pool or beach through our website. We’ll be announcing other exciting ways you can get involved later in the year. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to find out.

What is Lap Australia?

Lap Australia is our collective effort to swim 35,877KM, one lap around Australia. 

Lap Australia

How can I take part in Lap Australia?

Simply register and pledge your swimming to a team to have your distance added in our effort to lap Australia. You'll receive an update including a message of support form your team leader.

How do I join a team?

If you head to the Lap Australia page you will see a list of teams, read up on which team you would like to join and click 'pledge now'. In the pledge form, simply select your team from the list.

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