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New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - King of the Bays

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - King of the Bays

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  • Sat 2 Apr ’16, 8:00am – 1:00pm


Takapuna Beach, The Strand, Takapuna


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 'Tag Team Relay' 300m (team entry) from: $45.00
  • ‘I’m Going Long’ 3.3km swim - Adults from: $54.50
  • ‘I’m Going Long’ 3.3km swim - Students/Seniors from: $49.50
  • 'Step it Up' 1000m swim - Adults from: $39.50
  • 'Step it Up' 1000m swim - Students/Seniors from: $34.50
  • 'Give it a Go' 300m swim - Adults from: $24.50
  • 'Give it a Go' 300m swim - Students/Seniors from: $22.50
  • 'OceanKids' 200m swim from: $22.50

From its inception in 2004 with its first 300 swimmers, the King of the Bays event celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with over 1600 participants – demonstrating a huge amount of loyalty and interest in the event across all swimming abilities. Its popularity is also no surprise given the stunning scenery and atmosphere created around the event in the lifestyle-focused communities of Takapuna and Milford. The event is the final of seven events in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of five different swim events, the King of the Bays provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

‘I’m Going Long’ - a 2.8km swim along the coast from Milford Beach to Takapuna Beach.

‘Step It Up’ - a 1000m swim off Takapuna Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience.

‘Give It A Go’ – a 300m swim off Takapuna Beach, a great introduction to open water swimming.

'OceanKids' - a swim for children aged between 7-13 years old, consisting of a 200m shallow water swim along the Takapuna Beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

'Tag Team Relay' - a relay swim where teams of 3 swimmers each take their turn to swim a 300m course before tagging out their next team member to swim.

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