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  • This event was last held on Sun, 4 Sep 2022

Great Barrier Reef Swim Series - The Classics

  • Cairns QLD
  • 3km & 5km


Great Barrier Reef Swim Series – The Classics is organised by

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  • Moore Reef, Cairns QLD
  • 3km & 5km
  • Ocean Swim
  • Around The Buoys
  • 14-years-old


  • Moore Reef
  • Cairns QLD, Australia

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Take part in a 3 km or 5 km race around a 1 km course set over Moore Reef, 50 kms off the coast of Cairns.

The Great Barrier Reef is designated one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and these swims are a unique opportunity to enjoy this phenomenon of a race above beautiful coral, sea life and the crystal clear near-transcendental aqua blue ocean.

Your day out will include all the opportunities to snorkel and scuba, but as a venue for a race -you will never forget it.

Included in your swim package:

  • A full day out on the Great Barrier Reef, Social functions and other events and benefits
  • Pre- Race briefing
  • Race course marked out by buoys and a truly spectacular venue
  • The most gorgeous ocean swim you will ever take part in
  • A chance at seeing Nemo and a 100% likelihood of seeing beautiful marine life, coral and blue, blue ocean
  • Warm-up and the most beautiful swim down opportunities you will ever experience
  • Timing information
  • Underwater and above water photography, drone coverage and videos for all competitors
  • Merchandise package including Race Swim Cap, Participation Medal, Equipment Bag, Baseball Cap
  • Access to an ocean swim clinic with an Australian Olympic Coach (limited space)
  • Evening social functions, with guest speaker/Q&A from the swimming world, including our event ambassador, triple Olympic gold medalist, Leisel Jones OAM

This swim is spectacular -skirting the edges of a section of the barrier reef and offering prime viewing as you race.

The 5 km race will start first, separated into age groupings if necessary, and then the 3Km race will start approximately 3-4 minutes after the 5 kms.

Timing is monitored by Masters Swimming Queensland, and all times and placings will be recorded.


A Full Day out on the Great Barrier Reef from Quicksilver:

  • Return boat trip to the reef -approximately 1.5 hours in each direction across the stunning Barrier Reef waters. Departing Cairns Marina at approximately 8.30 am
  • Morning and afternoon tea on board
  • Reef presentation by a marine biologist
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment provided
  • Stinger/Lycra Suits provided if desired
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision throughout the swims and stay on the reef
  • Underwater observatory fish and coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew]
  • Medical support
  • Return approximately 5.30 pm

For complete information about this event, visit the official event website.





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