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Melbourne Winter Swim Series - NEW!!

A 6-week series from June 8 - July 13. Enter the whole series or individual events.

Located at St Kilda beach, the Melbourne Winter Swim series gives you the opportunity to test yourself in the cooler waters of winter.

Race or just complete certain distances to see how you are acclimatising to the water temperature.

*Expected water temperature: 10 - 12 Degrees Celsius*

Handicap Race Prizes

At the final event we will hold a handicap race based on your times during the previous events and there will be prizes on offer.

Your Challenge choices

  • Splash - best for first timers and non-swimmers

  • 500m - best for novice swimmers

  • 1000m - best for good swimmers with some winter swimming experience

  • 1500m - recommended for experienced swimmers

Acclimatisation to the cold

We strongly encourage all swimmers to make sure they are acclimatised to swimming in cold water - especially if you are not going to use a wetsuit

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Event details

> What: Race or just test yourself for a distance (500, 1000, 1500, 2000)

> Event Dates: Saturdays - June 8, 15, 22, 29   July 6 & 13

> Location: St Kilda Beach (out the front of South Pacific Health Club)

> Times: 8am meeting for an 8.20am sharp start!

> Cost: $180 (for all 6 dates) OR $45 per event

Entry includes

  • Record of your time/distance swum at each event

  • Set up of a handicap race for the final week

  • Prizes for the handicap event

  • Prizes for "best and fairest" - regular attendance

  • Prizes for most improved!!

  • Discounted entry to the South Pacific Health Club to warm up (steam room & hot pool)

  • Safety kayaks at each event

  • Land safety person at each event

  • Bragging rights to the 1st Melbourne Winter Swim Series ever!

**Please note that we encourage you to try and swim without wetsuits but want you to be safe

How to prepare for the swim

If you have not done any winter swimming, make sure you start getting into the bay now. Remember that you can do a different distance each week so start with what you are comfortable with.


Post swim warm-up

After the swim, you can warm up in the hot pool and steam-room at the South Pacific Health Club. This will ensure that you feel good at the completion of the event and that you can enjoy the rest of your day.

 


 

Meet our team on the beach outside the South Pacific Health Club

Meet our team on the beach outside the South Pacific Health Club