The Race to Tokyo Begins with Australia Swims

Fittingly launching on the first day of summer, Swimming Australia is proud to unveil its 2020 Australia Swims campaign.

Now in its third year, the initiative encourages all Australians to celebrate their love of the water and commit the distance they plan to swim in January – whether it’s 50 metres or 50 kilometres – to a nation-wide challenge.

Team up and swim a marathon

The inaugural ‘Swim the Gold Coast’, which takes place from Coolangatta Beach to Surfers Paradise, will be held next year on 30 May 2020.

The marathon 21-kilometre open water swim is open to both individuals and teams and is a new concept designed by World Series Swims, Australian Olympic legend, Michael Klim and his skincare company Milk & Co.

Klim, who has been ambassador for the successful Cooly Classic Ocean Swim on the Gold Coast, is excited to be launching a new event in Queensland that will have international appeal.

Plenty of Splash at Bondi

It was four seasons in one day for the 6th running of the 2019 Bondi Splash n’ Dash event in Sydney on November 16. 

The water was a chilly 17.5 degrees, so wetsuits were permitted, but most chose a simple cossie for their race attire to brave the conditions.

Lorne Pier to Pub

Thousands of people will head down to the Victorian coast this weekend to witness the iconic Lorne Pier to Pub on Saturday.

Now in its 39th year, nearly 5,000 entrants will take part in the 1.2km swim which starts at the Lorne Pier and finishes on the foreshore in front of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club house.

Andrew Reid becomes a Swimfluencer

Leading the effort to swim around Australia, Bondi Rescue’s Andrew Reid will take a change of pace from saving lives to inspiring them this January. Following the season 14 wrap of Channel 10’s multi-Logie award winning reality show, Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid has taken on the challenge of motivating the nation to join him in the summer challenge ‘Australia Swims’, where collectively the public will aim to swim 1 lap around Australia. 

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