OCEAN SWIM EVENTS

The world’s best ocean swimmers will race each other along the idyllic Gold Coast coastline in various ocean swimming events. There’s nothing quite like long-distance ocean swimming with a view!

To know what happens in the various ocean swim events, see the descriptions below.

Surf Race

With a running start into the surf from the starting line on the beach, competitors swim around the 400m (approximate) course designated by buoys, returning to shore to finish between the finish flags on the beach.

Surf Teams Race

With a running start into the surf from the starting line on the beach, all three (3) members of each team swims around the 400m (approximate) course designated by buoys, returning to shore to finish between the finish flags on the beach.

Run Swim Run

From the starting line, competitors run to pass around the turning flag and enter the water to swim out to and around the buoys. Competitors swim back to the beach to again run around the turning flag again, before running to the finish line.

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