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Portsea Swim Classic swim start at Point Nepean National Park


January 12, 2016

Highlight On: Portsea Swim Classic

One of the longest standing openwater events around, the Portsea Swim Classic will celebrate it's 30th Anniversary this coming Saturday in the pristine waters of Point Nepean National Park, Portsea. Known as one of Australia's premier openwater swim events that benefits the Portsea Surf Lifesaving Club, you can see why this event has been around for 30 years.

Commencing with a beach start from Fisherman’s beach, the main event the Portsea Swim Classic consists of a 1.5km swim that is carefully timed to ensure it will be aided by the outgoing tide. Swimmers will have the benefit of the outgoing tide the whole way, with no hard slog back into the tide. This main event is restricted to 1800 competitors to ensure safety and a hassle free swim for all. For this 30th anniversary edition a 2.5km Portsea Swim Classic Gold race has been added which is restricted to 200 swimmers. This really can be a fun event for the whole family with the Nipper division swim being a great option for kids. With the new Kid's Squad Openwater wetsuit now available in Australia this would be a great option for the swim!

Orca has been a sponsor of the Portsea Swim Classic for the past 11 years and will be there again this Saturday with Orca wetsuits available to hire. We hope to see you out there, we recommend you check out the course yourself at here: and go for a swim next time you're in the area!

Portsea Swim Classic start