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.
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.
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
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