PSC Race Info

Date: Saturday 23 January 2021.

Please click the below button for all the required information concerning the Portsea Swim Classic 2021. This document contains all important PSC-21 information for the day of the swim. 

Swim Classic 2021 COVID-19 Plan and Race Information
Your transponders will be available from quarantine tomorrow
Please visit the Information tent with your team name to be directed to the row to collect your transponder and cap.

Please be advised, that we will not be considering any further requests for the cancelation/refund of an entry to the Swim Classic. This position is covered in our Published Terms and Conditions of Entry.   

We apologise if this causes any inconvenience, but we have now commenced the full allocation of entries and final determination of the structure of the waves and times for these waves.

PSC-21 Final Wave times

Please find below final wave times for the PSC-21.


Point Nepean National Park (Melways Map 166, Ref K7)


We love our new location so please ensure we are allowed to stay there while also protecting this special place – PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME.  Dogs, cats and other domestic animals are not allowed in Point Nepean National Park at any time, including within vehicles and at special events (guide dogs excepted).  Event patrons accompanied by prohibited animals will be required to leave the park immediately and may be subject to fines from the local authority. CLICK HERE for further details.

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Rental Wetsuits

ORCA will be back at the Portsea Swim Classic with rental wetsuits. To ensure that you don’t miss out please book your rental on our new online wetsuit rental portal. Click the button below to view the new online wetsuit rental portal.

ORCA Rental Wetsuit Hire

ORCA will be at the swim for wetsuit rental collection, however due to COVID-19 restrictions on the day, it will make your morning far easier if you are able to collect from our warehouse in Moorabbin prior to the event.

If you are unsure of your size please refer to this size guide:

Wetsuit size availability is subject to demand, so make sure you get your order in early prior to the PSC-21 event!

Our offer to deduct the $50 rental fee off the purchase of a new wetsuit will be available, for the period of 2 weeks post the PSC-21.


Male and Female
(minimum age 12 years on day of swim)

  • 12 – 17 years (Junior)
  • 18 – 29 years (Open)
  • 30 – 39 years
  • 40 – 49 years
  • 50 – 59 years
  • 60 – 69 years
  • 70+ years


Portsea Swim Classic Tribe is a female-only team swim event.

Three members per team. Each member swims approximately 500 metres in a straight line with the tide. One start wave, everyone swims at their own pace.

This is a timed event. Team members times are aggregated to derive a notional 1500m time.


Numerous random prize draws during the course of the day.

Prizes and/or trophies will be presented to all age division placegetters.

NOTE: to be eligible for random prizes participants must have entered in accordance with ‘Entries Close’ below and must also be in attendance at presentation in person to collect random prizes.

Race Entry 

  • $65 (GST inclusive) Portsea Swim Classic 1.5km race online entries (Limited to 1500 competitors)
  • $80 (GST inclusive) Portsea Swim Classic Gold 2.5KM race online entries only. (Limited to 400 competitors)

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Race Kit 

Each competitor will receive a souvenir 100% cotton BLAZER t-shirt, swim cap, certificate and products from our sponsors including Splitrock, Bulla and the Australian Banana Industry.


Each competitor will be issued with a transponder, which they will be required to wear around their ankle at all times during the race. Transponders will be disposable this year and not required to be returned. Transponders must be worn on the outside of the competitor’s wetsuit (if applicable).


At bus marshalling zone, 40 minutes prior to your swim start time

Travelling by ferry 

Click here to read important information if you are planning to travel by ferry.

Car Parking 

All car parking will be located at Jarman oval inside the Point Nepean National Park at a cost of $5 per vehicle. The $5 fee helps Portsea SLSC offset the significant traffic management costs required inside Point Nepean National Park.


To be confirmed.

Swim Safety 

During the Portsea Swim Classic, qualified surf life savers will monitor swimmers safety from the water. Please do not hesitate to call for assistance if required by raising your arm in the air.

Medical assistance is readily available on the beach.

Consider wearing a wetsuit for extra warmth.

To maximise your safety during the race, you will be placed in a colour-coded swim group according to your anticipated swim time. It is imperative that all entrants swim in their nominated cap colour-coded group.

Note: Some tidal movement may be experienced in the area of the swim. However, the timing of the swim has been set to maximise your safety.


For queries relating to the Portsea Swim Classic, please email