Australia Day Ocean Swim

The Australia Day swim race is part of the Tasmanian Ocean Swim series but is organised and patrolled by Kingston Beach Surf Life Saving Club.  The race is run over a 500m and 1.5km distance.  The swim is part of Kingborough’s “A Day on the beach” Australia Day Celebrations which is held each year on the 26th January.  The event is attended by thousands and many swimmers from around the state come down to the beach to have a swim.

In 2021, the ‘A Day on the beach’ celebration will not be running at Kingston Beach, however, the surf club will still be running their annual ocean swim on the beach.  A strict COVID safe plan will be put in place and a restriction of 250 swimmers entering will be followed.   

Registrations for the swim have to be done online before the event day, with NO late registrations being accepted this year due to the COVID restrictions.

Enter here for the 2021 event

2021 results


500m Novice Swim
$15 for Juniors
$20 for Non-juniors

1.5km Series Points Swim
$20 for Juniors
$30 for Non-juniors

Race Day Details

7:30am – 8:00am: Check in and late entries.
8:20am: 500m race briefing.
8:30am: 500m race start.
8:45am: 1.5km race briefing.
From 9:00am: 1.5km race starts in waves.


2019 Australia Day 500m Results

2019 Australia Day 1500m Results