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About the NSW Ocean Swim Series

In 2004/05 the Ocean Swim Series was established to promote greater participation in the sport of ocean swimming. Since then it has grown to include more than 40 swims and over 1200 swimmers. The aim is to increase the number of swims people do each summer for the benefit of the sport of ocean swimming, Surf Life Saving Clubs and the health of the community.

The Series is a tabulation of the published results from the nominated ocean swims and is not a stand alone sporting event. Individuals must enter the ocean swims they wish to compete in and accept the terms and conditions of each swim.

Registration for individuals is free. The individual categories are U20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 etc until 65-69 and then 70+. The organisers will consider including five year age groups beyond 70 years if numbers are viable. In the event of a swim not categorising the results based on these age groups the Oceanswim Series results will continue to use the five year age groups. Individual points will be calculated for each swim based on the fastest time swum, the slowest time swum fro each sex and the time of that individual. The ranking in the series will use the average points for each individual’s top 5 swims of the season.


Q: Why was the NSW Ocean Swim Series formed?
 The main aim is to provide financial benefit to the Surf Life Saving Clubs and community organisations that host the swims by promoting greater participation in the sport of oceanswimming.

Q: Who can enter?
A: EVREYONE ! – The NSW Ocean Swim Series is open to everyone that competes in the nominated Sydney Oceanswims.

Q: How much does it cost?
 Entry is FREE. There is no additional charge to be included in the NSW Ocean Swim Series. Of course you must pay to enter the swims and accept the terms and conditions of each swim.

Q: How Does the NSW Ocean Swim Series work?
A: To be eligible for a final place in there series you must compete in at least 3 swims. For each swim you will recieve a number of points that represent your place within the field of competitorsof your gender. Fastest Male and Female gets 100 points slowest gets 1. Your points are based on the percentage of your time compared with the fastest and slowest swimmer. The average of your top 5 swims will determine your position at the end of the season.

Q: Why are some swims not included?
 The Ocean Swim Series will include as many swim results as possible from up and down the NSW coast. However, some swim results are not published in a way that can be used by the points calculation method.


Privacy Policy

This following document sets forth the Privacy Policy for the Ocean Swim Series website,

Ocean Swim Series is committed to providing you with the best possible customer service experience. Ocean Swim Series is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Crh), which sets out a number of principles concerning the privacy of individuals.

Collection of your personal information

There are many aspects of the site which can be viewed without providing personal information, however, for access to some Ocean Swim Series features you are required to submit personally identifiable information. This may include but not limited to your name and year of birth and a unique username.

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