Portsea Swim Classic

Online entries for the 2020 Portsea Swim Classic are now closed. There will be limited on day entries at Point Nepean National Park from 08:00am on a first in best dressed basis. On day entries sold out last year so it is recommended to register early to avoid disappointment.

Please note entries for the Portsea Swim Classic Gold 2.5 km are now Sold Out!!



The 2020 Blazer Portsea Swim Classic will be held on 18th January 2020.

In 2018 & 2019 both the Portsea Swim Classic 1,500 metre event and the Portsea Swim Classic Gold 2,500 metre event sold out. Please enter early in October in order to avoid the disappointment of missing out on the opportunity to participate in Australia’s greatest open water swim.

** PLEASE NOTE ** The Portsea Swim Classic Gold will return in 2020. In addition to the classic 1.5 km course we will again be offering the “Portsea Swim Classic Gold” being a 2.5 km swim classic option starting to the east of the Portsea Hotel with a shot gun start and competitor numbers strictly limited to 300 entrants only – first in best dressed and online entries only. This event sold out very quickly in 2018 & 2019 so don’t delay.

Porsche Centre Brighton DA$H 4 CA$H

The Portsea Swim Classic is pleased to present the annual Porsche Centre Brighton DA$H 4 CA$H.
Only open to pre registered swimmers in the Portsea Swim Classic over the age of 18 years (proof of age may be required) and limited to 50 female and 50 male swimmers, registration will be on the day, opening at 9:00am. You must take your Timing Chip to the DA$H 4 CA$H registration tent for proof of registration.

$1,000 cash each to be won by the first male and female.

Portsea Swim Classic TRIBE

The Portsea Swim Classic Tribe is a new female Team Swim.

Comprising three (3) female team members, the swim starts on the beach inline with the flagpoles on the Quarantine Parade Ground, with a direct line swim of 500 metres to the finish line (with the outgoing tide).  All swimmers start together and swim at their own pace.

Entries are limited to a maximum of 30 teams only.

Each team member will get a timing chip and the team will receive an overall team time. Prizes for 1,2, and 3rd along with special acknowledgement to intergenerational family teams.

Gather with the rest of the Tribe in the Tribe Recovery Tent after the swim for refreshments, drinks and to collect your Portsea Swim Classic Tribe bag – including event t-shirt, tribe finishers medal and vouchers from our valued Sponsors.

If you have any questions about the tribe swim, please email jodie.madden@portseasurf.com.au

Major Prize

Enter online and you will go into the draw to win a return trip for two people to the 2020 Noosa Summer Swim Festival on February 01-02, thanks to World Series Swims.

Visit the Tourism Noosa website for more information on the region: http://www.visitnoosa.com.au/

The Major Prize includes return flights, accommodation and swim entries into any distances. The weekend festival includes 300m – 3.0km events on Saturday and the Noosa 5km Grand Prix on Sunday.

Find out more about this event at: http://worldseriesswims.com.au/noosa-summer-swim/



  • Commencing from Fisherman’s beach (accessible via the Cutting car park 200m west of Portsea Pier along Point Nepean Road), swimmers will head west around Police Point and along the coast to Jarman Oval at the historic Quarantine Station in the Point Nepean National Park. The Swim has been carefully timed to ensure it will be aided by the outgoing tide.
  • The swim distance is approximately 1,500m. Swimmers will have the benefit of the outgoing tide the whole way, with no hard slog back into the tide.
  • Pre Race registration will be held at the finish line on Jarman Oval inside Point Nepean National Park, with a shuttle bus service to ferry swimmers to the start line.
  • Each competitor will receive a souvenir 100% premium cotton BLAZER t-shirt, swim cap, certificate and products from our sponsors
  • Online registration will open in October. Entry numbers are limited to just 2,000 competitors this year and so on-day entries may not be available.