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Lake Macquarie Point Swim

  • Speers Point NSW
  • 1km & 2km
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  • Speers Point Jetty, Speers Point NSW
  • 1km & 2km
  • Lake Swim
  • Around The Buoys
  • Swim: 12-years-old, Aquathlon: 14-years-old

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  • Speers Point Jetty
  • Speers Point NSW

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The Lake Macquarie Point Swim is a new event to be staged in conjunction with the inaugural Lake Macquarie Triathlon Festival.

The swim event and aquathlon (swim/run) will take place at Speers Point Jetty in Speers Point Park, Park Rd, Speers Point. Speers Point is on the northwestern end of Lake Macquarie, which is the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere. It covers approximately 120 square kilometres (four times the size of Sydney Harbour), is 24 km long, 3.2 km at its widest point and 9.7 m at its deepest. The lake’s foreshore consists of 174 km of bays, beaches and headlands.

There is an Aquathlon (1000m swim and 5km run) and separate 1km and 2km swim-only races on offer.

The minimum age for both swims is 12 years, and 14 years for the Aquathlon (however 12 years as a 2-person relay team).

Every competitor will receive a finisher medal.

Further overall and category medallions will also be on offer for Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each category. Categories for the Aquathlon are as per Triathlon standard categories Overall, 14-15y, 16-19y, 20-24y, 25-29y etc to 75+.

The course will be staged from next to the new Speers Point Jetty in a anticlockwise rectangular course.

The swim will head approx 200m west and then turn left and left again for a long swim back heading east. The course will then turn left and left again for a swim back towards the jetty and then a final right turn into a carpeted shore exit.

The tide is high around the time of the swim.

A local Surf Life Saving Club will be on hand to manage the water safety.

Subject to wind direction, the bay is mostly calm and the water is salty.

  • 7.00 am – 9.30 am – Race Kit collection for both Aquathlon and Swim Events
  • 9.00 am – Aquathlon (1km swim, 5km run)
  • 10.00 am – 1km swim
  • 10.45 am – 2km swim
  • 12.00 pm – Presentation

Speers Point Park is an outstanding venue, with large flat grounds, substantial covered play areas, excellent parking and cafe facilities.

There is much to do in the park: view online.  For details on other attractions and accommodation options, view the visitor website

 

These swim events are all part of the new Lake Macquarie Triathlon Festival, which also includes a charity fun run on the Friday night and 4 Triathlon Events on the Sunday. All these Triathlons offer a ‘relay’ format. So why not get a team together and swim, cycle and run for loads of fun!

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