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Every Solo swimmer must qualify to participate in SWIM THE GOLD COAST.  The following minimum qualification requirements apply:

  • You must have completed an open water swim event of 10km or greater in under 4 hours, within 12 months of the event date OR
  • You must have completed an open water swim event of 20km or greater in the past 24 months

Any event with a distance of 10km+, in Australia or abroad, can be used to meet the qualifying time.  It is your responsibility to check the cut-off times for any event you do participate in.

If your club would like to set up an event for it’s members, please contact us.  Club events are acceptable, providing a marked and measured open water course is offered and results can be recorded and verified.

If you would like clarification on an event or the above requirements, or would like to suggest an event, please email World Series Swims at:

Below are events to consider:

Sri Chinmoy (9.0km)

  • Canberra
  • Dec 01, 2019
  • Event Info >>
  • *STGC Qualifying time adjusted to: 3 hrs 36 mins

Balmoral Vladswim Challenge

  • Sydney
  • Dec 14, 2019
  • Event Info >>
  • *Limited entries available for 10km event

Williamstown Open Water 10km

  • Melbourne
  • Dec 14, 2019
  • Event Info >>
  • *Must be a Swimming VIC Member

Christmas 10km Ocean Swim

Island Charity Swim (11km)

Gold Coast Open Water Club 10km

  • Burleigh Heads
  • May 2020 (Date TBC)

*Some QLD club events available on request

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