Portsea Swim Classic – Latest Update

Portsea Swim Classic on Saturday 23rd January 2021

Registrations for PSC-21 opening Wednesday 16th December at 8.00am.

After months of uncertainty, it is with much excitement that we are able to announce that we will be opening registrations for Portsea Swim Classic 2021!

As I am sure all of our swimmers will understand, there will be a few changes, given the need to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. I am sure everyone will understand, and will hopefully be thrilled to be part of a non-virtual community sport event. It has been a long year! The restrictions will see us cap the number of competitors for our first-round of registrations. This is necessary to ensure that we can operate the event in accordance with COVID-19 DHHS requirements. All registrations will be filed in order of when you register – so please do get in fast.

I would personally like to thank you all for your patience in waiting for us to announce the date for the opening of registrations for the Portsea Swim Classic 2021 event day.

We have been working hard to develop new systems, procedures and strategies to enable us to bring this great event to you in 2021. I am sure you can all appreciate that being able to get us to this point has been a major undertaking. As you are aware this event is run by the Portsea Lifesaving Club and all the people involved volunteer their time to deliver this event for you. I am sure you will all join me in thanking them, for their time and perseverance, which has meant that we are now in the position to proceed.

We would also like to make special mention of the ‘Australia Day Council’ who have approved a grant for the Club.  This grant is helping to cover the additional costs that the Club is incurring to stage this event in a COVID-19 environment and has been a major factor in this event proceeding.

PSC-21 will see several changes including registrations, gear collection, wave format and how people will be managed on the day. Please be assured that these changes have been carefully considered and will, we believe, deliver a more professional, safer, and enjoyable experience for you. Please read the requirements for the swims, understand the changes, check the site for updates and follow the stated rules.

PSC-21 will once again include the following:

Race CategoriesDistanceSwimmer Restriction
PSC-211500mRestricted to 1500 swimmers
PSC-21 Gold2500mRestricted to 400 swimmers
PSC-21 TribeWomen’s Team EventRestricted to 120 swimmers
PSC-21 JuniorUnder 12Restricted to 120 swimmers

At this stage, there will NO ‘walk up’ entries on the day, and the restricted numbers are less than we normally accommodate…..so do not be disappointed – get online, register and spread the word to your friends to do the same!

NEW IN 2021

After many requests, we are excited to announce, that we have now included a new MIXED CLASS for the PSC-21 1500m. This new class will allow people of any age or gender to swim together in the same wave. Please note that for this class, you will need to ensure that you will be part of a group. The new registration platform will allow you to create a Group, have friends and/or family register as part of that Group or join the Group after they have registered up until the end of December. So, if you register in Mixed, you can do your registration and then revisit the site before the end of December to advise the Group that you belong to. All members must have an active event registration in the mixed class. This ensures that you will be processed as a Group, and when allocations occur, that you will be put together in the same wave.

Once again thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on the 23rd January 2021.

Craig Evans – Director Portsea Swim Classic