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saturday February 3, 2018

The most exciting open water swimming race in Australia is set to return on Saturday 3rd February, 2018, 3 years after it's inaugural triumph. You now have the chance to line up to race across the most notorious stretch of water in the country and become part of history.

  • Point Nepean to Point Lonsdale 
  • Age group categories/prizes (non-wetsuit swimmers only)
  • An Elite Ripper field (need to qualify*)
  • Entries open 17 November, 2017
  • Strict field limit applies - get in fast

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.