Event Type
Swim Distances


Course Type
Swim Start Times

10am - 1.5km

Swim Pricing

$30 - 1.5km

There will be no late entries accepted on race day this year due to COVID restrictions.

Minimum Age


Other Event Info
  • Categories – 13-17, 18-29yrs, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+ – male and female, “Mates”, in wave starts
  • Mates wave – For families and groups of friends who wish to swim together, irrespective of their ages. If you wish to be included in this wave, please select the appropriate entry option in the online entry portal.
  • Water bottles – Freshwater will not be giving away water bottles this season, in the interest of environmental sensitivity, so please bring your own water bottles.
  • Registration on the day – All entrants must register in the park behind the clubhouse from 8:30-9:30am to receive their colour-coded swim cap and timing anklet. Caps are provided courtesy of the Community Bank at Freshwater.

Race Rules

  • All swimmers must swim the prescribed course and ensure that their name is marked off the official entrants register at the conclusion of the BARNEY MULLINS SWIM CLASSIC [The Swim] even if they do not complete the course.
  • Swimmers must swim in the category for which they are eligible.
  • All swimmers must wear their prescribed cap, race number.
  • A swimmer may not use extraneous aids e.g. flippers, snorkels or floatation clothing devices (including wetsuits) if they wish to be eligible for a prize.
  • If the water temperature is 16C or below on the day of The Swim the Race Referee will permit the wearing of wetsuits. This will not preclude swimmers from prize eligibility (if any).
  • All swimmers must wear only conventional swimming costumes made from lycra and/or nylon and/or polyester. Costumes must contain no neoprene or any other ‘high-tech’ material or substance or any material with any flotation support. Male swimmers must wear only briefs with no arms, legs or any part of the costume covering their body above the waist.
  • Jammer-type costumes are acceptable. Female swimmers must wear either one or two piece costumes with no arms or legs.
  • “Rashies” worn for protection from the sun and/or stingers are permitted provided they are not made from neoprene or any other “high-tech” material or substance or any material with any flotation support.
  • All swimmers are to behave in a fair and sportsmanlike manner without interference or aggression towards other competitors and any breach of this rule may result in disqualification from The Swim.
  • If in the opinion of an event medical officer or a water safety official a competitor is physically or otherwise incapable of starting or completing The Swim or has been in the water for an inordinate time such competitor may be disqualified from starting or be removed from the water at any time.
  • If in the opinion of the Race Referee the weather or swimming conditions are dangerous or unsuitable The Swim may be cancelled without notice.
  • The decision of the Race Referee is final. Any protests must be made in writing to the Race Referee within 30 minutes of the completion of The Swim.
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