SLST Club of the Year for 2022/23

Event results are LIVE!

The Beach2Beach is a 2.6km open water swim from Blackmans Bay to Kingston Beach, south of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia’s southern most state. The swim is held annually in March and is the final of the Tasmania Ocean SwimSeries.  The Beach2Beach takes swimmers past beautiful cliffs and over kelp forests and is one of several open water swims conducted every season by the Kingston Beach Surf Life Saving Club.  The swim has become a highly regarded swim in Tasmania and interstate with many keen swimmers catching a flight over to have a crack at this great event.  

Race Information

Swim waves: 2

Minimum age: 12 years

Costs: Age is as at 18th Nov 2023
$30 for ages 12-16
$40 for ages 17+

Race Day Details

7:30am – 8:30am: Check in at the northern end of Blackmans Bay beach to collect your timing tag. Please bring a flouro cap if you have one.
8:45am: Race briefing.
From 9:00am: Race starts in waves.
About 10:45am: Race presentations at the surf life saving club on the grass.  


How do I enter? 
All entries for the event are to be done ONLINE.  NO entries will be taken on the day due to our live timing system.  

Where do I leave my bag on the day?
Bags may be left (at owner’s risk) at either:
– The finish tent on Kingston beach
– At Blackmans Bay for transporting back to Kingston Beach (a club car will be signed). 

What is the swim distance?

Is there a cut off time for the swim?
Our cut off time is after 1.5 hours.  This policy is put in place due to water safety risk management requirements and also due to the timing of the presentations. 

Is breakfast available after the swim?
Yes, a breakfast BBQ will be set up at the surf club for all to enjoy.  Card payments only will be accepted. 

What time are the presentations?
Presentations are conducted around 20-30 minutes after the last swimmer crosses the finish line, which will be approximately 10.45am.

Where are the presentations? 
The presentations and celebrations are conducted on the grass at the surf life saving club.  

I am travelling from interstate, what are some other activities I can do around Hobart? An ideal itinerary for the weekend would be to visit the Salamanca market on the Saturday morning, cruise to MONA on the MONAROMA ferry, dine in at some of the restaurants on the wharf and experience some fresh local produce and then finish your weekend off by joining us at the swim on the Sunday morning.


Check out our 2021 event video on facebook… it may inspire you to join us in 2023
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