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Swim to the Rings

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  1. 2k

    Swim 2km
    AUD $50–AUD $70
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    • Early Bird Entry

      AUD $50
    • Standard Entry

      AUD $60
    • Late Entry

      AUD $70

Meet the organizer

We look forward to seeing you at our 2,000 m Open Water swim event on Sunday 24th March 2019.

This event is proudly hosted by the Ballarat Triathlon Club along with our naming rights sponsor, Golden Nugget Bakery and will cater for all entrants who have an interest and desire to swim the magnificent 1956 Olympic Rowing Course. From the big guns that will swim it in under 30 minutes to everyday swimmers that just enjoy a challenge, this is the event for you, so come on down to Ballarat and dip your toes in the water and Swim to the Rings.

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What’s Included
  • Swimming cap
  • Event merchandise
  • Event timing
  • Prizes
  • Age-group categories
  • Transportation to event start if required
  • Full safety and medical services
  • Wetsuit optional swim rule
  • Clear water conditions
  • Buoy lined course for easy navigation


Course Details

“Swim to the Rings”

The 2,000 m open water straight-line swim down the entire length of the 1956 Olympic Rowing Course in Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

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Sunday, 24 March 2019


Lake Wendouree, Ballarat




Can I use a wetsuit?

Short answer…Yes. We realise that there are lots of swimmers out there that are comfortable in the pool but may like the added buoyancy and comfort in wearing a wetsuit, so ‘Yes’ is the answer. We’d suggest some practice in one prior to the day if possible though.

Can I hire a wetsuit?

Short answer…Yes. Orca Wetsuits will be available for rent on race day at a cost of $50. If you would like to rent a wetsuit, please get in touch with Orca Australia by sending an email to: [email protected] Wetsuits are subject to size availability, so make sure you get your order in early!

ORCA have also offered a Try-Upgrade option, but we’ll tell you more about that later.

Can I have a practice swim in Lake Wendouree prior to the event?

Short answer…Yes. Whilst you can’t have a practice swim along the actual rowing course, there is a designated safe swim area also in Lake Wendouree. Entry & exit from St Aidand Drive / Wendouree Parade for approx 700m out and back loop with 4 buoys for sighting (these buoys currently have ‘no boating’) in a “L” shape. It is suggested that you swim with the buoys to the left of you approx 2-3 metres where the water is clear, clean & 90% weed free. Added bonus in this area is that most swimmers should be able to stand up.

For anyone interested there is a loose swim schedule of 6pm Monday and Thursdays & 4pm Sundays (wetsuit optional), however there is no guarantee that a club member will be there. Whatever the case, be safe please.

What are the age group categories?

We’ve listened and expanded the Age groups. They are as follows based on age of the entrant on the date of the event. Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in both male and female age group categories:

  • 12 – 17 yrs Male & Female
  • 18 – 29 yrs Male & Female
  • 30 – 39 yrs Male & Female
  • 40 – 49 yrs Male & Female
  • 50 – 59 yrs Male & Female
  • 60 + yrs Male & Female

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