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Surf Life Saving Tasmania

Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series

The 2016/17 Engine Swimwear Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series provides both Surf Life Saving members and the general public the chance to compete in mass participation long distance open water swimming events. The events within the Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series are run and administered by the local surf lifesaving clubs associated to each event, for example, Carlton Park SLSC for Race 1 that will take place within the larger Carlton Surf Festival program of events and Port Sorell SLSC for the Penguin Island Swim, Kingston Beach SLSC for the Beach to Beach Swim, etc. This helps to raise funds and awareness for these clubs within their local communities. 

The evolution of the Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series 

The Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series evolved 21 years ago. Initially, Carlton Park offered just two swims and the series grew as the club, and series organiser, built partnerships to build others. The two swims at Carlton were consolidated to one with the formation of the Carlton Surf Festival, that will be 6 years’ old this December. Next to come was the Taste of Tasmania Swim, that is now 11 years old and run in partnership with Hobart City Council and Taste of Tas. Another iconic event is the The Port Arthur Swim held within the grounds of the historic site and run in partnership with the Tasman Council. This swim attracts interstate interest each year, with its solid numbers it is soon becoming one of the ‘must do’ swims of the season. Previously run after Christmas, the Seven Mile Beach Swim takes place just before Christmas and is now in its fourth year of being run in partnership with Swimming Tasmania. 

Each swim has a unique audience with some regular swimmers doing most. However, each year participation numbers grow and we are seeing record figures enter the water across a range of different categories. Last year, the inclusion of the Novice Swim Category proved a good move for the Series and something we will encourage clubs to promote to get more people, getting fit, getting active and getting involved this Summer!


How to enter?

Information coming soon...

If you have not “Like” Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series do it now as we will be posting updates and results through Facebook. Also, for more information make sure you keep an eye on the Surf Life Saving Tasmania website right here. 


Date Day Event Name Venue Organiser/ Host
3rd December Saturday Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series - Race 1 Carlton Park SLSC Special Event organised by Carlton Park SLSC
17th December  Saturday Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series - Race 2  Seven Mile Beach  Special Event organised by Carlton Park SLSC in partnership with Swimming Tasmania
26th January Thursday Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series - Race TBC Kingston Beach Special Event organised by Kingston SLSC
4th Febuary Saturday Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series - Race TBC Burnie SLSC Special Event Hosted by Burnie SLSC



Saturday Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series - Race TBC Port Arthur Historical Site Special Event organised by Carlton Park SLSC





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