The St Kilda Mile will be taking a break in 2018 and will return in 2019.
The Portsea Swim Classic joins the World Series Swims family in 2018 and has some fantastic major prizes up for grabs, including a travel package to the Noosa Summer Swim – Queensland’s largest ocean swimming festival.
1 mile (1.6km) is one of the most popular open water distances around the globe and is well within reach for beginner and novice ocean swimmers. The course provides a point-to-point swim finishing alongside the iconic St Kilda Pier.
Test your mettle in the ultimate open water challenge – a 3.8km Ironman distance swim. This is the perfect hit-out for aspiring Ironman competitors or anyone looking to push beyond the traditional ocean swimming distances.
The 800m short course option is an ideal introduction to the open water for less experienced ocean swimmers. It is also an ideal stepping stone before conquering the Mile in years to come!
Junior Giants (800m)
The Junior Giants Series is a great opportunity for kids aged 10 – 16 years to compete with other swimmers their own age.
We also encourage family and friends to share the experience and swim the course alongside the kids.
The 800m event will use the same course format as the 800m Short Course event starting on St Kilda Beach.
Every participant receives a free event t-shirt and opportunity for a signing session with Olympic legend, Michael Klim and other special guests.