PSC Rules


  1. No fins, paddles, snorkels or flotation devices nor individual escort or support teams permitted.
  2. Swimmers who wear wetsuits will be eligible for official 1,2,3 placings.
  3. Course marshals shall have authority to disqualify any competitors.
  4. Course marshals/medical staff shall have the ultimate and final authority to remove a competitor from the race if the competitor is judged to be incapable of continuing the race without the risk of serious injury.
  5. Good sportsman-like conduct will be demanded of all competitors.
  6. Swimmers will be required to have an official race number and race cap provided upon registration.
  7. Swimmers must be present during presentations to be eligible for random draw prizes.
  8. Swimmers must have official ankle transponder at finish.
  9. Swimmers shall be responsible for ensuring their ankle transponder is returned to representatives of Portsea Surf Life Saving Club. A $100 fee will be charged for each transponder not returned or lost. It is the responsibility of swimmers to ensure the transponder is securely fastened to them prior to entering the water.


After its highly successful launch in January 2011, the spectacular, “Quarantine” course has quickly become a favourite amongst the open water swimming fraternity. The exciting 1,500m “point-to-point” course starts close to the iconic Portsea Pier, but now takes you through the pristine waters of Weeroona Bay before heading west around Police Point, along the stunning foreshore of Point Nepean and finishing at Jarman Oval (better known as the “Polo Ground”) at the historic Quarantine Station in Point Nepean National Park (see attached course photo). Swimmers travel with the tide the entire route with no hard slog back against the tide.

See aerial photo of the new course below or CLICK HERE to see the 1.5K map

See aerial photo of the new course below or CLICK HERE to see the 2.5K map