State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - King of the Bays
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|Sat 6 Apr, 9:30am–2:30pm||
Where: Takapuna Beach, The Strand, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Earlybird - I'm Going Long: $47.50
- Earlybird - I'm Going Long - student/senior: $42.50
- Earlybird - Step It Up 1000: $37.50
- Earlybird - Step It Up 1000 - student/senior: $33.50
- Earlybird - Give It A Go 300: $27.50
- Early Bird - Give It A Go 300 - student/senior: $24.50
- Earlybird - State OceanKids: $17.50
- I'm Going Long: $52.50
- I'm Going Long - student/senior: $47.50
- Step It Up 1000: $42.50
- Step It Up 1000 - student/senior: $38.50
- Give It A Go 300: $32.50
- Give It A Go 300 - student/senior: $29.50
- State OceanKids: $22.50
- Booking fees may apply
Can you believe it - this will be the 10th anniversary of the State King of the Bays swim event!
Congratulations to all those swimmers who have taken part over the last decade - it’s been fantastic seeing you all reach your goals at each of the 10 events.
From its inception in 2004 with its first 300 swimmers, the State King of the Bays event has grown to 1400 participants - demonstrating a huge amount of loyalty and interest in the event across all swimming abilities. Its popularity is also no surprise given the stunning scenery and atmosphere created around the event in the lifestyle-focused communities of Takapuna and Milford.
Keep an eye on this page closer to event time for further details of the exciting 10th anniversary celebrations this season, with particular focus on those who have swum or been a part of each of the 10 events. To whet your appetite, there will be 10th anniversary commemorative awards and a celebratory party at a local Takapuna bar after the prize giving. See you there!
The State King of the Bays event provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities.
The 'I'm Going Long' 2.8km Ocean Swim course heads along the coast from Milford Beach to Takapuna Beach. This swim is for individuals with swimming experience and has trained to complete this event.
The ‘Step It Up’ 1000m Ocean Swim is an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience and could be training for the ‘I’m Going Long’ swim at one of the other events and is based on Takapuna Beach.
The ‘Give It A Go’ 300m Ocean Swim is a great introduction to open water swimming, based on Takapuna Beach.
The State OceanKids is for children aged between 6-10 years old and consists of a 200m shallow water swim along the Takapuna Beach shore line which is lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.