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The OGSLSC Ocean Open Water Swim Festival

Sunday 27 January 2019.

Registrations are now open.


A combination of great swims in the crystal clear blue waters of Ocean Grove, with live music, food and coffee vendors and a fun time for swimmers and their families. Plan to enjoy the whole day at Ocean Grove.

The event is now in its third year and proving extremely popular. Once maximum numbers are reached, entries will be closed. So get in early!

Prizes will be allocated to the Open Category in the 1.2km and 2.5km Swims.

Events include:

  • 400m Optus Nipper Swim (for 9 - 13 year olds) From approx 8.30am
  • 400m Optus Junior Novice Swim (for 14 - 17 year olds) From approx 8.30am
  • 400m Optus Adult Novice Swim (for ages 18 and older) From approx 8.30am
  • 1.2km Classic Swim (for 12+ year olds) From approx 10am
  • 2.5km Enduro Swim (for 12+ year olds) From approx 9am

Ages are as at 27 January 2019. All events start at or near Ocean Grove main beach, in front of the surf club. Swim waves will be published on this website approx 48 hours prior to the event.

Event Rules

We advise travelling from Geelong to Ocean Grove via the Bellarine Highway; note that Barwon Heads will experience closures late Sunday morning for the Cadel Evans bike ride.

Walk-in registrations will be open for all events from 6.30am Sunday 27 January on Main Beach boardwalk.

All entrants who have registered online must collect their timing bands, caps and T-shirts from marquee on Main Beach boardwalk, from 6.30am on the morning of the event.

Swim cap and OGSLSC Ocean Open Water Swim Festival towel is included in entry fee. Towels are available only while stocks last - register early so as not to miss out!

Paper based registrations will attract a $3 surcharge.

Online pricing, all distances:

  • Age 18+ $60 (individuals)
  • Age under 18 $30