"The Rip" Swim
SOME THINGS MAKE YOU FEEL ALIVE - "THE RIP" SWIM IS ONE OF THEM
"The Rip" is a bold & iconic bucket-list swim that lies at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, the gateway to Melbourne. Over the years, the 3.2km stretch of water has gained a reputation as one of the most unpredictable and treacherous stretches of water anywhere in the world. With tides that can run up to 15km/h, it is a waterway that needs to be treated with the utmost respect. Since the first swimmer, Doug Mew, crossed from Point Lonsdale to Point Nepean, the swim has become part of Australian swimming folklore. Now you can swim it safely under the guidance of our professional oreganisation.