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The OGSLSC Ocean Open Water Swim Festival


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.

Based on the popularity of the inaugural swim festival in 2017, entry numbers will be strong. Once maximum numbers are reached, entries will be closed. So get in fast - like now!

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)
  • 400m Optus Junior Novice Swim (for 14 - 17 year olds)
  • 400m Optus Adult Novice Swim (for ages 18 and older)
  • 1.2km Classic Swim (for 12+ year olds starting at 10am - in age group order Juniors, then from oldest to youngest excluding Open, who will start last)
  • 2.5km Enduro Swim (for 12+ year olds starting at 9am)

Ages are as at 28 January 2018. All events start at or near Ocean Grove main beach, in front of the surf club.

Event Rules

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

Walk-in registrations will be open for all events from 6.00am Sunday 28 January in the OGSLSC Lounge.

All entrants who have registered online must collect their timing bands, caps and T-shirts in the OGSLSC lounge, from 6.30am on the morning of the event.

Please ensure that your timing bands are returned at the end of the race. Lost bands incur a $20 charge.

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