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Splash Wollongong

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Hit the beach for this beautiful Wollongong seaside swimrun. Great for both aqauthon newbies and triathlon veterans, there's something for everyone at this multi-distance series. Come along for the finisher's medal and epic tanlines.

Review summary

3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Kate A
"Great event, even with a last minute change it was very well run.The only..."


Razz M
"Super well-organised. Great venue. Great set up and vibe. Great volunteers. ..."


Chris L
"First splash event I have done, considering the last minute changes due to the..."
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How to enter the Splash Wollongong

  1. Big Aqua

    Duathlon: Swim 0.8km, Run 7km
    AUD $50–AUD $70
    Event passed
  2. Mini Aqua

    Duathlon: Swim 0.4km, Run 3km
    AUD $40–AUD $50
    Event passed
  3. Kids Aqua

    Duathlon: Swim 0.2km, Run 2km
    AUD $40–AUD $50
    Event passed
  4. Basin 2 Beach

    Swim 2km
    AUD $35–AUD $40
    Event passed
  5. 800m Swim

    Swim 0.8km
    AUD $25–AUD $30
    Event passed
  6. 400m Swim

    Swim 0.4km
    AUD $25
    Event passed

Splash Wollongong routes

Big Aqua
Great for everyone. Starts in the harbour, finishes with a breathtaking seaside run

Mini Aqua
A shorter distance, great for all ages. Starts in the harbour and finishes along the coast

Kids Aqua
A super safe swim in shallow waters, with full lifesaver supervision.
Parents welcome as well!

SwimRun X
A truly different fitness experience - race in pairs over a series of swim/run laps
Ocean Swims - find a mate and take on the challenge

Basin 2 Beach
The area’s most famous ocean swim, for 14+. Kick off in the deep, then head through the Harbour for a beach finale

Harbour 800m
A calm water swim protected from the elements.

Harbour 400m
All levels welcome, perfect for kids (7+), parents welcome also

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Professionaly organised events with all safety checks and regultations
  • Full lifesaver cover and first aid
  • Swim cap
  • Chip Timing
  • Finisher medals for kids
  • Bag drop
Raceday Logistics


6.30-7.30am SwimRunX

7-8.15am Swim-run

8.30-9.45am Ocean and Harbour Swims

Event Starts

8am SwimRunX

8.45am Big Aquathon

9am Mini Aquathon

9.15am Kids Aquathon

9.35am 400m and 800m Harbour Swims

10am 2km Basin2Beach Ocean Swim

11am Event Presentation, North Beach

  • Arrive 1hr-1hr30 before your race starts, make sure to plan your journey ahead to ensure you arrive on time.
    • Collect your timing chip and swim cap
    • Start is located in Wollongong Harbour, 100m away from check-in.
    • Remember to warm up pre-race, and listen to race announcements
    • Move towards the Start line 15mins before start time
    • Pay attention during safety briefing!

    If you have any questions about the event or would like to enquire about volunteering then do please get in touch with the event organiser -

    [email protected]
    What safety measures are in place?

    For this year’s Splash event, we will have a Maritime Rescue Boat, 1 IRB for harbour swims and 2 for ocean swims (minimum), lifeguards on jet skis, plenty of resce tubes.
    First Aid stations will be located back on land, operated by trained medics.

    Can I wear a wetsuit?

    Yes, although you won’t beable to compete for category awards, and your time will be in a wetsuit category,

    What if conditions are bad?

    Should sea conditions be unfavourable, a harbour swim may be subbed in for the 2k swim - and the 400m & 800m Harbour Swims will be altered as necessary.

    Questions & answers

    • R

      Razz M
      I just went to register for March 2nd @ Wollongong but entries are closed. Can I register on the day?


      Steph E
      Hi Jon, Great to hear you have entered. There was an error on this entry site and online entries are in fact still open. You can also enter on the day no problem!

    Splash Wollongong weather forecast

    Possible light rain in the morning.

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    Meet the organizer


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    Australia Day in the gong IS Aquathon- swim n run or community walk all age fun, It's Australia's favourite swim and run that comes alive annually on Australia Day at the picture perfect Wollongong Harbour an a little over an hour south of Sydney. And it's as simple as a splash and a dash, safe and fun, attracts hundreds of all ages, from pro's to most out for fun. Four distances, all ages and even a community walk! Loads of prizes, give aways, great vibe and loads more...

    Splash Wollongong reviews (3)

    4.3 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere
    • Did the 800m Swim in 2019

      Great event, even with a last minute change it was very well run.The only concern was trying to get a car park at the north end of the beach as I could not walk from the registration end.Only just made it in time for the race.
    • Did the Mini Aqua in 2019

      Super well-organised. Great venue. Great set up and vibe. Great volunteers. Loved the barrel draw that was fun! Awesome event!!
    • Did the Basin 2 Beach in 2019

      First splash event I have done, considering the last minute changes due to the basin being unsafe to swim in I thought the organisers did really well at recovering. Only thing I wasn't a big fan of is at a $71 entry fee that I paid I think finisher medals would have been a nice touch for the people that are not professional athletes. Otherwise was quite happy with the event.