Swim the Gold Coast is a marathon swim for teams and individuals, starting at Burleigh Heads and finishing under the iconic cityscape of Surfers Paradise.
The 2024 event will have a host of new additions, stand by for launch!
A marathon distance swim is the pinnacle for any open water swimmer and this course is one of the most picturesque you will find. From the stunning beaches of the Southern Gold Coast, past Burleigh Headland, Broadbeach and finishing under the towering cityscape of Surfers Paradise – it’s a stunning backdrop.
Every Solo swimmer requires a support boat and a qualified skipper. You don’t need to have your Support Crew confirmed when you enter the event, but it is a mandatory requirement for event day.
There is also a ‘Tandem Solo’ option, allowing Solo swimmers to share a Support Boat. There are some strict conditions surrounding this option, as this requires swimmers to swim together in close proximity to the Support Boat (see ‘Event Rules’)
The Duo is a two person team, allowing you and a friend to alternate and conquer the Gold Coast together. Like the Team of Four, a Duo Team can swim multiple legs of any distance.
If the full solo distance is a stretch for 2023, find a buddy and enter a Duo team – this will also count towards qualifying for a Solo attempt in 2024.
All Duo Teams require a support boat and a qualified skipper. You don’t need to have your Support Crew confirmed when you enter the event, but it is a mandatory requirement for event day.
The Teams event is the heart and soul of Swim the Gold Coast, the boat ride alone will be epic!
The 21.5km distance can be broken up into multiple legs of any distance, so your team can be made up of all abilities. Swim 500m, 5.0km or 15km – your team decides who swims when and for how long.
All Teams require a support boat and a qualified skipper. You don’t need to have your Support Crew confirmed when you enter the event, but it is a mandatory requirement for event day.
In 2023 we’re introducing a new 10km Solo event that only requires a support paddler – no support boat needed!
This event starts at Burleigh Heads Beach, adjacent to Justin’s Park, then finishes in the same location as the 21km event, at Surfers Paradise.
|21KM SOLO||1st Male & Female||$1000 + Annual Trophy|
|2nd Male & Female||$500|
|3rd Male & Female||$300|
|Age Group Winners||Product Prizes|
|10KM SOLO||1st Male & Female||Product Prizes|
|2nd Male & Female||Product Prizes|
|3rd Male & Female||Product Prizes|
|21KM DUO||1st Overall Duo||Annual Trophy|
|1st Mixed Duo||Product Prizes|
|1st Male Duo||Product Prizes|
|1st Female Duo||Product Prizes|
||1st Overall Team||Annual Trophy|
|1st Mixed Team||Product Prizes|
|1st Male Team||Product Prizes|
|1st Female Team||Product Prizes|
|Finishers||All Swimmers||Finisher Medals|