- Date8 Jan 2023
The Newport Pool To Peak Ocean Swim is the first Sydney ocean swim of the new year and one to kick off your ocean swimming new year's resolution in style!
Organised by experienced ocean swimmers, the Pool to Peak is known as the friendly and affordable swims with an emphasis on safety & fun.
The swim takes place at Newport Beach on Sydney's Northern Beaches, located a 35-minute drive from Sydney's CBD.
This ocean swim offers three different swim distances; 400m for 10 years and over, 800m for 13 years and over and 2km for 13 years and over. Great prizes are available via a lucky swimmer draw and medals are presented to category winners and placegetters. Fresh fruit is provided for swimmers on their return to the beach and there is a succulent BBQ.
If you're after a good coffee and late breakfast or lunch after your ocean swim, head to the popular cluster of cafes on either Barrenjoey Road or Robertson Road.
On offer at this event is a swim distance for everyone from those new to ocean swimming all the way to the seasoned ocean swimming veterans.
Newport Beach is an open beach, with shifting breaks, gutters, and rips meaning it can pose a challenge at times, but for the most part, you'll find it completely manageable. Its intensity really depends on the tides, winds, and swell, with a reef off the southern end of the beach offering protection from some swells from the South East.
The 400m ocean swim is a kids-sized circuit out around the buoys and back into the beach.
The 800m ocean swim course is a simple circuit out and around the buoys and back. This course is great for beginners or as a warm-up for the 2km ocean swim if you are wanting to do the double on the day.
The 2km ocean swim course takes you out away from the beach, before turning north, and following a rectangular route around the beach - from pool to peak - eventually bringing you back to shore near the beginning.
Newport has a lovely un-spoilt shopping village dotted with cafes & restaurants.
There is also the option of enjoying lunch at the Royal Motor Yacht Club on Pittwater or at The Newport (formerly know affectionately as the Arms). For those who have not seen Pittwater, it is one of the most desirable locations in Sydney known for its natural beauty.
Further north there are beautiful beaches with cafes & restaurants and you might enjoy a drive to Palm Beach to discover more fantastic scenery.
There is bus transport from Wynyard & Manly as well as a ferry from Circular Quay to link with the bus from Manly.
For those travelling by car, the best option is to park at Porter Reserve which is on the left as you start to go up the hill from Newport Beach. There is a lot of parking at the beach but unfortunately, Council no longer provides free parking for swimmers and you will have to pay. Street parking is limited but you could try that option.
Please allow enough time to get to the event in time for registration.
DMC Fins at the event
DMC fins are Australia's patented swim fins and were born, bred and tested in rock pools and surf on the Northern Beaches.
Their designs set them apart from all others with unique shapes and exclusive super soft material which guarantees DMC fins to give you Max Speed and Less Fatigue.
The DMC FINMAN Promo Van will be at the Newport Pool to Peak Swim this January and will be offering some cool promo and specials for all competitors and spectators. They're also donating a few pairs of their latest model as prizes.
Check out all of DMC fins products including some new and exciting swim training accessories at www.dmcfins.com
The organiser of this event, Newport SLSC, is a registered charity. This event is a major fundraiser for the club, and all proceeds go towards providing its volunteer lifesaving services to the community.
Cancelling your entry
Should you wish to cancel your entry, for any reason, at any time, the following applies:
Should the event be cancelled due to poor and/or dangerous ocean conditions, or Government-mandated health restrictions, the following will apply:
The organiser thanks you for your understanding and support.
WIN! Enter and complete 3 out of 5 swims in the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series and you'll go in the draw to win an OceanFit Swim The Whitsundays swimming holiday valued at $2,295!
There are five swims in the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series that are held across five different parts of Sydney’s Northern Beaches: Newport (8 Jan), Bilgola (15 Jan), Mona Vale (22 Jan), Palm Beach (29 Jan) and Avalon (12 Mar).
Immerse yourself in the exquisite waters of the Whitsunday Islands, cruising from one picturesque island to the next on your live-onboard tall ship, swimming at secluded bays, along white sand beaches and around tropical islands.
There is a $10/single and $5/double surcharge for entries taken on the day of the event.
Registrations close 30 minutes before the start of each swim distance.
Transfers: You can transfer yourself to a different distance or transfer your entry to another person via your Race Roster dashboard, up until midnight the day before the event. Fees apply.
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Georgina Reynhout2 Jan 2022 at 12:34pm
A great event. Very well organized. Thank you Harris Farms for the yummy fruit!
Sophie Gemmell2 Jan 2022 at 1:20pm
Wonderful morning! So fun and so Australian seeing all the swimmers get out there in the ocean and submerge themselves into the sea! Thank you…we loved it and will be back!
Michael LeCouteur2 Jan 2022 at 1:37pm
Thank you very much for hosting a very enjoyable swim. I was a very late entry and appreciated the patience of the volunteers. That and everything else about the swim was great and I look forward to it next year!
Tony Bevan2 Jan 2022 at 3:21pm
The 2km is great distance for an ocean swim at the Newport Pool to Peak. Well run event by the organisers of Newport SLSC – a great team effort by the members associated with all the work that would go in behind the scenes. See you again next year, all being well, for my 3rd event swim. Cheers.
Greg Pride8 Jan 2023 at 1:23pm
Great value. I reflected on what I got for my (below average) entry fee:
1.A well organised swim that started on time
2. Ample water safety that seemed to be everywhere
3. Computer timing with prompt results
4. Plenty of post finish fruit
5. Prompt presentation with valuable lucky draw prizes ( thank you for my new pair of flippers)
6. Friendly and efficient volunteers covering registration, bag drop , bbq etc etc
What more could you want? Congratulations Newport on doing it yet again
Richard Minter8 Jan 2023 at 1:27pm
Very well organised swim. Newport Beach was a really nice beach and the 2km swim was challenging. Would recommend.
Trevor James MCMAHON8 Jan 2023 at 3:02pm
Newport swim was well organised and conditions were quite good.
Phil Lindsay8 Jan 2023 at 4:57pm
Absolutely great event, water safety was second to none.
Will definitely be back next year!!
Lara8 Jan 2023 at 5:29pm
Wasn’t too big an event. Was well organised and people were really friendly. Is great for beginners and those who want to test there skills at a longer swim.
Philippa Sawyer8 Jan 2023 at 5:49pm
Thank you Newport SLSC for hosting the event. It was extremely well organised. This was only my second ocean swim, the other was 28 years ago. Thank you to the absolute gentleman who gave me some great advice and encouragement to give it a go. I neglected to get his name. I will be at the next event at Bilgola for sure.
Jonathan Wall8 Jan 2023 at 7:04pm
A very well organised event. Well done Newport. One of the best ocean swims across the Swim calendar.
Ian Blaiklock8 Jan 2023 at 8:42pm
Great event. Loads of water safety, particularly noting the bigger shore break. Post race fruit was great. Volunteers well organised at registration. Very enjoyable and water temp was great.
One suggestion for improvement would be a periodic, repeated announcement of the course prior to races. Noting that all 3 courses were set out at once and the 800 was slightly different from the picture on the beach. Also, best plan would be showing each course all on one plan (same way it looks out on the water if all courses are set out at the start).