The Swims

Below is my calendar of the 12 swims I am doing in 2019, I’d love you to join me for a swim or as a cheer squad, let me know if you are coming along 🙂


Rose Bay swim finishSydney Harbour Splash in Rose Bay, NSW Australia

TICK!  Done, read about my January swim here.







medal at the february swim5km swim at The Cole Classic in Manly, NSW Australia

TICK!  Done, read about my February swim here.




MARCH 31st

This is a locally organised swim at Freshwater beach with friends.  Join me for either 2.5km or 5km or breakfast on the beach, details here

APRIL 27th

10km swim Burleigh Heads to Surfers, QLD, Australia

This is from Burleigh Heads to Surfers, apparently, it is going with the current so should be ok in terms of my first 10km!  I am actually really excited about this one.  Flights are booked, I’m doing this!!

MAY 4th

20km Lake Argyle Swim, WA, Australia

This is a team swim, 4 of us in the team, so a bit of a different 5km swim, in that it will be swum all on one route, but not all at the same time.  We will rotate doing probably 20-30 minutes in the water each before swapping.  This swim is in a freshwater lake with just 35,000 crocs, let’s hope that they aren’t hungry….

JUNE 23rd

5km Le Defi De Monte Cristo swim in Marseille, France

Come and join me in my escape from Monte Cristo, a swim that takes you down the coast to Marseille.  This race is so popular that they run it 3 times, I am planning to swim on Sunday 23rd hopefully, registrations open in January if you want to join in.

JULY 6th

5km SNL Costa Brava Sunset Swim, Spain,

This is a sunset swim starting at 5pm along the coast.  Only 2 weeks after the Marseille one this fits in well.  I am all booked and paid for this one, bring it on!


I think that I will have to double up another month, unless I fly back to Europe which I am not that keen to do, someone has suggested Alcatraz, but apparently the water there is freeeeezing even in the USA summer!


5km swim at the Brisbane Open Water, Lake Kawana, QLD Australia


5km swim at the Husky Hop, Jervis Bay, NSW Australia

This looks like a lovely swim, in that it is a destination swim, from point A to point B no laps.  But Jervis bay in October, the water is going to be a bit chilly I think… better swim fast!


5km swim in Penrith, Sydney Swimming Metro South West Open Water Championships.  This swim is in a lake and is I think x million laps round buoys, not my ideal swim 🙁

Option 2 is a Balmoral swim of 6km run by the Balmoral beach club around November 23rd – just 3 laps of a 2km course


5km Coogee to Bondi swim, Coogee, NSW Australia