Event Info

Event Information

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.

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.

Event disciplines

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 Life Saving New Zealand

All swim disciplines are supported by our on water safety partner – Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

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