Gold Coast Swim Week

April 14 – April 21, 2024 | Gold Coast, Queensland

It’s official, the Gold Coast is now home to Australia’s largest swimming festival!

Gold Coast Swim Week is a week-long celebration of swimming with ocean swims and leading coaches and special guests hosting clinics and training sessions along Gold Coast beaches and pools.

On April 13, join us for an unforgettable Open Water Clinic with three guest coaches – Karla Gilbert, Legendary Iron Women; Michael Klim, Olympic Champion and former WR holder; Adam Pine, Olympic Champion and Longest Aussie Dolphin.

The 14th annual Cooly Classic Ocean Swim will open the program on April 14.  This is the Gold Coast’s largest ocean swimming event, with swims from 1.0km to 5.0km starting at Snapper Rocks.  It attracts a huge range of abilities, from past and present Olympians to the general public of all ages, including age categories from 8 to 70+ years.

Your Start line, Snapper Rocks, is one of the world’s most famous surf breaks. Then, your course is a straight line to Kirra Beach, passing Rainbow Bay, Greenmount and Coolangatta Beaches as you swim.

Throughout the week, there’ll be a range of small group sessions and clinics with guest coaches.  This is a chance to receive specialist coaching and also swim with local squads at some of the Gold Coast’s favourite open water training locations.

For full details on the Cooly Classic events, please visit those event pages through the Main Menu.