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Coffs Coast Ocean Swims

  • Coffs Harbour NSW
  • 300m, 600m & 2km


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Quick Overview

  • Sun, 6 Apr 2025
  • Jetty Beach, Coffs Harbour NSW
  • 300m, 600m & 2km
  • Harbour Swim
  • Around A Feature, Around The Buoys
  • 300m - 8-13-years-old, 600m - 10-years-old, 2km - 14-years-old


  • Jetty Beach
  • Coffs Harbour NSW, Australia


Most recent results

2024 results are available

Previous results

2023 (In PDF: 300m Female | 300m Male | 600m Female | 600m Male | 2km Female | 2km Male) | 2017 (2km | 600m | 300m | 150m) | 2016 (2km | 600m | 300m | 150m) | 2015 (2km | 600m | 300m | 150m) | 2014 | 2013

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The Coffs Coast Ocean Swims includes a fun and exciting set of open water swims for the whole family to take part in.

Running since 1996 the Coffs Coast Ocean Swims are held at Coffs Harbour’s Jetty Beach, on the beautiful Mid-North Coast. The swim courses are within the sheltered waters of the harbour, next to the iconic timber jetty, a reminder of the early days of coastal transport by sea and ‘timber getting’.

There are three swims on the day comprising a 600m swim followed by a junior 300m swim followed by a 2000m swim

After your swim, replenish your energy and check out some of the delicious cafes in the area or go and explore the beautiful sites Coffs has to offer.

The Coffs Coast Ocean Swims are held on the lands and waters of the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people – the Traditional Custodians of this area. Sawtell SLSC pays our respects to the Traditional Custodians and their Elders past and present.

The 600m Mike Blewitt Coffs Coast swim starts on the southern side of the jetty, goes around the jetty and finishes on the beach on the northern side of the jetty.

There will be two separate wave starts -male and female. The 600m swim is for ages 10+ and the distance is perfect for children taking the next step or adults diving in for the first time or still developing their swim fitness.

The 300m John Mills ‘North Coast Swim Academy’ swim, for younger entrants, will be held on the northern side of the jetty, and is an out, across and back course.

The 300m swim is ideal for young swimmers 8-13-years-old keen for their first taste of ocean swimming and to develop confidence in the open water.

The 2km Sawtell SLSC Coffs Coast swim starts and finishes on the northern side of the jetty and is a clockwise course that goes out beyond the jetty, takes a loop around several buoys on the southern side of the jetty, before returning back around the jetty itself, and into the beach on the northern side.

Saturday 5th April

  • 2.00pm – 4.00pm   In-person registrations taken – Coffs Harbour Yacht Club. Competitor number, cap and timing device can be collected by those who have registered on-line at this time.

Sunday 6th April

  • 6:30 am – Competitor number, cap and Timing device  can be collected – Coffs Harbour Yacht Club*
  • 8:00 am – 600m   swim start
  • 8:40 am – 300m    swim start
  • 9:15 am – 2000m swim start
  • 10.45 am – Prizegiving @ Coffs Harbour Yacht Club

*Caps and timing devices must be collected 30mins before each swim start.

The timing of the two main swims means that swimmers can challenge themselves by doing both swims.

There will be no late entries allowed on the day of the swim.

The Coffs Harbour/Sawtell area is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.

Once you finish your swim, replenish your energy at the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club or any of the cafes and restaurants in the Coffs Harbour area.

Make a weekend of it, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the region, and the wonderful array of accommodation, cafes and restaurants that Coffs Harbour and the surrounding areas have to offer.

For all information on the Coffs Coast please go to   www.coffscoast.com.au  which is the Coffs Coast Tourism website where you will find such information as Things to do, Accommodation and  What’s On   

A great supporter of this event is Quality Hotel City Centre   

Other websites you may find useful are:

Parking is readily available in the Jetty Foreshore area or surrounding streets.

Wetsuit and Swim Aids

  • If the water temperature is above 26 deg C wetsuits will be discouraged.
  • Entrants may wear wetsuits and flippers but will not be eligible for prizes.


There is a concrete ramp to the beach. Volunteers can assist with access in and out of the water.


  • Winners will be announced and prizes presented immediately following the 2000m event at the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club.
  • Age category prizes for the 2000m swim both Male & Female (1st, 2nd & 3rd): 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • For the 600m swim, prizes will be presented to both Male & Female (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and then by a random draw of all swimmers from the event.


Under 18 swimmers

Entries of swimmers under the age of 18 must be completed/supervised by responsible parents/guardians. These entries must be accompanied by valid parental consent, which is the parent’s full name and mobile phone number, and the entry must include the parent’s email address, not that of the U18 entrant. Failure to provide such valid parental consent will result in the entry being removed from the entries list. Entries of Under 18 swimmers must use the parent’s email address, not that of the Under 18 entrant.


The Coffs Harbour Yacht Club will be operating a BBQ during the day

Any Questions?

Please email the event director direct – [email protected]

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