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  • This event was last held on Sun, 21 Jan 2024

Point Leo Swim Classic

  • Point Leo VIC
  • 400m, 1.2km & 2.5km


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  • Point Leo Beach, Point Leo VIC
  • 400m, 1.2km & 2.5km
  • Ocean Swim
  • Around The Buoys
  • 400m - 8 years 1.2km - 12 years 2.5km - 12 years


  • Point Leo Beach
  • Point Leo VIC, Australia


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The Point Leo Swim Classic has been running for over 30 years and is the first event of the season in the Great Victorian Swim Series.

Held on Boxing Day, at Point Leo Beach, Point Leo, Victoria, this event is a great opportunity to work off the Christmas feast and enjoy a day at the beach with the family.

This ocean swim offers three different swim distances; 400m for 8 years and over, 1.2km for 12 years and over and 2.5km for 12 years and over. 

The sandy beach location provides a gorgeous backdrop with a laid-back atmosphere to enjoy the event in the middle of the Australian summer.

For those wanting to stay out of the water, but eager to get amongst the action, there is also a 4km beach run on offer.

This event is the first event in the Great Victorian Swim Series for the season.

On offer at this event is a swim distance for everyone from those new to ocean swimming all the way to our experienced ocean swimmers. 

The 400m Nipper and Novice Ocean Swims is a great starting point for those new to open water and are wanting to build up their experience before tackling the 1.2km swim. 

The 1.2km ocean swim course is a simple circuit out and around the buoys and back. There will be one leg on the swim that is up to 600m long, depending on the condition on the day. 

The 2.5km ocean swim takes place on the same course as the 1.2km Point Leo Swim Classic, with swimmers completing two laps of the course to finish the race. This event does have a cut off time of 1.5 hours which will be enforced. Any swimmers who have not completed the swim in 1.5 hours will be pulled from the water. This course is a great warm up for the main event of the day, the 1.2km Point Leo Swim Classic. 

The Paton Estate Agents 4km Beach Run will see participants start at Point Leo SLSC Clubhouse before heading towards Crunchy Point where participants will turn around to come back past the clubhouse and head up to Honeysuckle Point, where they will turn around and repeat the course once more before finishing in front of the clubhouse. 

Parking is available in the Point Leo Surf Lifesaving Club car park or in the Point Leo Reserve for $4 per car

1.2km Point Leo Swim Classic

  • Junior Cadet (12-U16)
  • Senior Cadet (16-U19)
  • Open (19-29)
  • Masters (30-39)
  • Senior (40-49)
  • Veterans (50-59)
  • Legends (60-69)
  • Heros (70+)

Balnarring & District Community Bank 2.5 km Challenge

  • There will be no separate age categories for the 2.5km challenge.

400m Nipper Swim

  • 8 – U10
  • U12
  • U14

400m Novice Swim

  • 14 – 70+

Paton Estate Agents 4km Beach Run

  • Nipper 8 – U12
  • Junior Cadet 12-U16
  • Senior Cadet 16-U19
  • Open 19+
  • Male and female place-getters will receive a medal in each age category

A complimentary t-shirt will be given to participants on a first in, best dressed scenario (excluding those in the 400m Nipper & Novice Swim).

  1. In an emergency a swimmer will raise an arm overhead & call for or seek assistance. Once official assistance is rendered, the swimmer must retire from the race.
  2. Swimmers must be 12 years or older on the day of the event to compete in the Point Leo Swim Classic.
  3. Participants are not permitted to enter both the Nipper/Novice Swim and the Point Leo Swim Classic.
  4. Swimmers registered in the Point Leo Swim Classic are permitted to swim in only one age group.
  5. Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves and may tread water or float.
  6. Swimmers must start in the wave corresponding with their cap colour given to them at registration.
  7. A swimmer must be wearing the approved swim cap given to them at registration to start their swim.
  8. A swimmer must be wearing the transponder given to them at registration at all times during the swim.
  9. A swimmer shall not wear artificial propulsion devices of any kind including, but not limited to, fins, paddles, floatation devices or buoyancy suits of any kind. Wetsuits are allowed.
  10. A swimmer shall not dive under swim bouys
  11. Standing on the bottom shall not disqualify a swimmer.
  12. The referee’s decision is final.

Each competitor will be issued with a transponder which they will be required to wear around their ankle at all times during the race. It is the responsibility of competitors to ensure the transponders are securely fastened to them prior to entering the water.

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