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saturday February 3, 2018

The most exciting open water swimming race in Australia is was a great success! 39 brave swimmers took to the water and in very tough conditions crossed over to Point Lonsdale. Our male winner was Brenton Ford (48:11, pictured below) while Lisandra De Carvalho (52:05) won the female division. Congratulations to all of them on completing one of Australia's toughest open water swims.


The swim across "The Rip" is not for the fainthearted but can be completed with a focussed training regime. You need to be able to handle choppy and unpredictable waters and be fit and reasonably fast. All swimmers will need to reach the shipping lanes (1.5km from the start line) within 25 minutes or may be pulled from the water.

If you are concerned about your speed, consider swimming in a group.

*To qualify for the elite field, you will need to give evidence of recent open-water performances by sending links to your results. If you are interested in this option, you will be able to nominate for it when you register. We will then be in touch with you regarding the details.