Australia & Oceania

Ocean challenge ahead for Gnarabup Cup honours

The one kilometre Margaret River Ocean Swim will be held once again in Gnarabup Bay on Saturday January 18.

The swim was first held in 2003 and for many since has been their first foray into open water swimming.

The emphasis of the event is fun, personal challenges and having a go with friends and family.

Why wild swimming is one of the best things for your mental health

It’s long been hailed by evangelists as a serious life tonic, but now a study by the British Medical Journal has proven the positive impact that wild swimming can have on our mental health. 

The New Zealand Ocean Swim Series is Back in Action this GSS Season

It’s been an eventful season so far for the Global Swim Series and now we’re just starting to head into the action in the Southern Hemisphere.  In particular New Zealand has a bunch of swims coming up on the schedule and we should see the kiwis make a real push to the top of the GSS leaderboard.

Teenager Caitlin O'Reilly swims the length of Lake Taupo

A girl who swam the length of Lake Taupō in 13 hours says swimming pools' lane ropes bother her.

"I feel more free in the open water than I do in the pool," Caitlin​ O'Reilly​ said.

"In Lake Taupō, there are no limits."

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

OWS Series Mullaloo with Round 6

Date: 
Saturday, 29 December, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 29 December 2018

Start time: 7:30am (Main event 8:00am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5k, 5km and 10km

Open Water State Championships

Date: 
Saturday, 22 December, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 22 December 2018

Start time: 8:00am

Public Distances: 2.5km, 5km and 10km

OWS Series Rockingham with Round 4

Date: 
Sunday, 9 December, 2018 - 08:00

Date: Saturday 9 December 2018

Start time: 9:00am (Main event 9:30am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km

OWS Series Coogee with Round 3

Date: 
Saturday, 24 November, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 24 November 2018

Start time: 7:30am (Main event 8:00am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km and 10km

OWS Series Busselton with Round 2

Date: 
Saturday, 17 November, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018

Start time: 7:30am (Main event 8:00am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km

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