THE-SWIMS

Great Barrier Reef Ocean Swim Series

Swim Packages

The 2022 Races:
  • The 2022 Classics – 4th September – Moore Reef (50 Kms off Cairns) –  a 3kms or 5kms race, in age bands, around a 1km course.
  • 22nd October – Moore Reef (50 Kms off Cairns) The Challenge – a 3kms race around a 1km course plus, ‘Swim the Reef‘ – 1Km fun swim – where fins and snorkels are all allowed.
If you’re serious about racing and the dates suit you – go for the Classics. The Challenge 3Km will still be a formal race, while the 1KM Swim the Reef is more a swim for fun – so there will be a less competitive feel to that day.
All swims include:
  • Pre- Race briefing
  • Warm-up and the most beautiful swim down opportunities you will ever experience.
  • Timing information
  • Underwater and above water photography, drone coverage and videos for all competitors
  • Merchandise package including Race Swim Cap, Participation Medal, Equipment bag, Baseball Cap
  • Access to Ocean Swim Clinic with Australian Olympic Coach (Limited space.) Click here for information
  • Evening Social Functions, with guest speaker/Q&A from the swimming world, including our event ambassador, Triple Olympic Gold Medalist, Leisel Jones OAM, who will also be attending all the 2022 swims.
  • A swim like no other.
A Full Day out on the Great Barrier Reef from Quicksilver:
  • Return boat trip to the reef – approximately 1.5 hours in each direction across the stunning Barrier Reef waters. Departing either Cairns or Port Douglas Marina.
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board.
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist.
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch.
  • All snorkelling equipment provided.
  • Stinger/Lycra Suits provided if desired.
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision throughout the swims and stay on the reef
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew]
  •  Medical Support
 
The Relay we had planned has been cancelled until 2023 – mainly for logistical reasons – we do plan on The Relay next year though.

Prices:

The 2022 Classics – 4th September 2022. Either a 3 or 5kms Race around a 1Km course, based from the Great Adventures Pontoon, located 50kms off Cairns. Mens, Ladies, age groups: Up to  29 years on the date of the swim, 30/39, 40/49, 50/59, 60+ to include all benefits listed on the left, $449.00 per swimmer, $429 Early Bird special (19 March – 10 April 2022.) Maximum 300 swimmers in total.

The 2022 Challenge & ‘Swim the Reef’ – 22nd October 2022. Either 3kms Race, or a more leisurely 1km ‘Swim the Reef’, around a 1Km course, based from the Great Adventures Pontoon, located 50kms off Cairns. 3km Race for Mens & Ladies, age groups: Up to  29 years on date of the swim, 30/39, 40/49, 50/59, 60+ to include all benefits listed on the left, $449.00 per swimmer, $429 Early Bird special (19 March – 10 April 2022.) Maximum 300 swimmers in total.

Early bird entries open 19th March, close midnight 18th April

We have a 15% discount with both the Novotel and Pullman in Cairns – click here for details.

Novotel Logos_Cairns Oasis Resort_RGB

Contact Us

 events@greatbarrierreefswims.com.au

Unit 14, 15 Holt Street Eagle Farm
Queensland, Australia
4009

Sign Up

Hey, let's keep in touch

Sign Up for further information

GBROSS_2022_Logo_Landscape