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Newport Pool To Peak

  • Newport NSW
  • 400m, 800m & 2km


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Quick Overview

  • Newport Beach, Newport NSW
  • 400m, 800m & 2km
  • Ocean Swim
  • Around The Buoys, Point To Point
  • 400m - 10-years, 800m - 13-years, 2km - 13-years


  • Newport Beach
  • Newport NSW, Australia


Most recent results

2024 results are available

Previous results

  • Sun, 23 Mar 2025

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The Newport Pool To Peak Ocean Swim, brought to you by Harris Farm, 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.

  • 7:30 am – Registration opens (Surf club)
  • 9:00 am – 400m
  • 9:15 am – 800m Open Waves
  • 9:25 am – 800m Skins, Fins & Friends Wave
  • 10:00 am – 2km

Registrations close 30 minutes before the start of each swim distance.

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.

  • All entrants will be provided with a swim cap and a timing anklet
  • Swimmers will have their registration number placed on their arm
  • It is essential that all swimmers go through the finish gate on completion of the swim
  • If you don’t finish or are picked up by safety craft you will still need to go to the finish area to have the timing anklet removed, to account for all swimmers.


  • 10-12 years (400 m only)
  • 13-19 years
  • 20-29 years
  • 30-39 years
  • 40-49 years
  • 50-59 years
  • 60-69 years
  • 70 years +
  • Skins, Fins & Friends (last wave of the 800m event only – no medals for this event category)

Safety & Risk Management

The Pool to Peak Ocean Swim Committee reserves the right to change and/or shorten the course subject to conditions.

Board and ski paddlers, rubber dinghies and safety personnel will patrol the course for the duration of the race.

Qualified personnel in emergency first aid and medical procedures will be on the beach. If a swimmer feels unable to proceed, they should attract the attention of water safety personnel.

Swimmers enter this event at their own personal risk, they are responsible for their own physical condition, and are urged to train and have a medical check prior to entry.

Safety officials may take a swimmer deemed incapable of completing the course out of the water at any time. Any swimmer who has not passed the halfway buoy after 45 minutes may be asked to default and will be taken out of the water and transported to shore. Any swimmer who pulls out of the race must notify race officials immediately.

Race Rules & Conditions

  1. Pre-registered entrant’s may collect their cap and timing device in front of the Newport Surf Life Saving Club on Newport Beach from 8.00 am.
  2. On the day registration will take place upstairs in the Newport Surf Life Saving Club from 7.30 am.
  3. Please assist by having the exact money and bringing a completed entry form.
  4. Entry on the day for the 400 m, 800 m or the 2 km swim is $50 or $40 if booked online by 3 pm Saturday, 6 January 2024. Entry on the day for
    TWO swims (400 m & 2 km OR 800 m & 2 km) is $55 or $50 if booked online by 3 pm Saturday, 6 January 2024. All proceeds from entry fees
    will go to Newport SLSC.
  5. The 400 m swim starts at 9.00 am. The 800 m swim starts at 9:15 am. The 2 km swim starts at 10.00 am.
  6. Entries are restricted to persons who have adequately trained for this event and it is at the final discretion of the swim committee.
  7. The minimum entry age for the 800 m and 2 km swim is 13 years. The minimum entry age for the 400 m swim is 10 years.
  8. Swimmers physical condition will be their own responsibility and all participants are encouraged to train in preparation for this event.
  9. Flotation devices, fins and wet-suits are only allowed if you have entered the “Skins, Fins & Friends” division in the 800 m event.
  10. All swimmers must wear their prescribed cap and ankle timing device.
  11. There will be safety craft patrolling the course. Signal them if you need any assistance. Your safety is our priority.
  12. Water safety officers have the final authority to remove a competitor from the water if required.
  13. At the finish of the swim you may print a certificate via our results website https://thetimingguysresults.com/Pool2Peak/2024
  14. You must swim with your age group to be eligible for a medal.
  15. All decisions of the swim committee will be considered absolute and final.

Risk Warning (Section 5M Civil Liability Act 2002)

A warning is given to all entrants in the Newport SLSC Pool to Peak Ocean Swims that there is the risk of harm to their person and/or property arising from any inadequacy of physical condition or stamina to complete the swim, hazardous sea and beach conditions including sea currents, waves and the presence of seacraft and sea creatures.


  1. I, the undersigned, in consideration of and as a condition of acceptance of my entry for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, hereby waive all and any claims, right of cause of action which I or they might otherwise have for or any arising out of my life or injury, damage or loss of any description whatsoever which I may suffer or sustain in the cause of or consequent upon my entry or participation in the said event.
  2. I accept full responsibility to inform myself/ourselves and assess all the dangers hazards and risks of entry in this event and rely solely on my/our own assessment of these dangers, hazards and risks before participating in the event and notwithstanding any decision thereon made by Newport SLSC and other persons, corporations and bodies involved, engaged in promoting or staging the Newport SLSC Pool to Peak Ocean Swims.
  3. This waiver, release and discharge shall be and operate separately in favour of all persons, corporations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promotion or staging the event and all persons or companies involved shall so operate whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributable to the act of neglect of any or more of them.
  4. I hereby acknowledge that Newport SLSC shall have no liability and that I have sole responsibility for my personal possessions and athletic equipment during the event.
  5. I hereby attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this competition and that I agree to be bound by the official rules and regulations of said event.
  6. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment, which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and or illness during the event.
  7. I hereby agree that in the event of a race cancellation due to a storm, rain, inclement seas or weather, winds or other ‘Acts of God’ conditions my enrolment shall be non-refundable.
  8. I permit free use of my name and picture in broadcasts, telecasts and the press as they pertain to the Pool to Peak Oceans Swims and the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series.


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