Australia Rises to Swim Challenge
Following a massive 10-day celebration of swimming, including the launch of the new iSwim app and 2019 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships in Adelaide, the nation successfully swam 40,358.43kms, virtually lapping Australia and surpassing last year’s total of 39,113kms.
The inaugural introduction of teams for this year’s challenge saw the good-spirited, competitive nature of Australians shine. It was team against team, swim tribe v swim tribe, to see who could record the most kms and land on top of the leader board.
Robbie's remarkable resilience
This weekend’s Mt Martha Australia Day Swim (MMAD) will mark a momentous occasion for peninsula local, Robbie Peime.
More than a decade ago his life was turned upside down by a motorbike accident which left him in a wheelchair, however that hasn’t stopped him achieving some remarkable goals, including formidable Ironman challenges and competing in triathlons.
Swim for Australia and Win
Ever dreamed of swimming for Australia? This is your chance. Best of all you could win a Hero 7 Black GoPro for joining the challenge!
The Australia Swims campaign is currently in full swing and we are recruiting every Australian to pledge your swim and collectively swim a virtual lap around Australia. Whether you are cruising at the beach, splashing around in the backyard or training at your local pool, we want your swims!
Ocean Pool Challenge returns
The Ocean Pool Challenge is back!
After successfully holding its first Ocean Pool Challenge in 2018, the West Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club will this year run the event on Monday 21 January, to coincide with Australia Swims.
'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.