Quantum Events, together with our principal sponsorship partner State Insurance, are bringing you a bigger and better six-event ocean swim series this summer. This season we are proud to announce we are clocking up 11 years’ proven event success, founded with an excellent reputation and a promise to deliver first-class events.
The State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series has grown over the years to a full cache of six equally outstanding events, showcasing some of our most unique and stunning beaches and waterfronts. See more details on each event by clicking on any of the event links below:
State Harbour Crossing – Sun 17 November 2013
State Bay of Islands Classic - Sat 7 December 2013
State Capital Classic – Sun 26 January 2014
State La Grande Swim – Sat 22 February 2014
State Sand to Surf – Sat 22 March 2014
State King of the Bays – Sat 12 April 2014
This website has everything you need to enter, prepare and enjoy your State Ocean Swim event! Check the tabs at the top of the page for a list of everything you need.
The State Harbour Crossing, where participants swim across Auckland’s Harbour, is our only swim with only one swim distance in it – the ‘I’m Going Long’ 2.9km swim. All other events have four event disciplines:
- ‘I’m Going Long’ swim – for the more experienced swimmer at some iconic stretches of water around New Zealand ranging from 2.6km – 3.3km in length
- ‘Step it Up’ 1000m swim – a great distance for a range of swimmers
- ‘Give it a Go’ 300m swim – perfect for those just testing out their ocean swimming wings, so long as they can competently swim 300m in a pool
- OceanKids 200m swim – ideal for kids who love the water and swimming, this swim is close to the beach and is fronted by a fun water safety activity session by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand
All swim disciplines are supported by our on water safety partner – Surf Lifesaving New Zealand.