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Welcome to The Rip Swim

Rip Swim is now full for 11th January and 8th February swims.

If you are interested in going on a waiting list fro future swims, please email us at


You DO NOT need to qualify, but for the best chance of success, we suggest you are able to swim 3km under 63 minutes in a 50m pool or in flat non-tidal open water conditions.


Point Nepean to Point Lonsdale - approx. 3.2km

Water Temperature: approx 16 Degrees Celsius

Wetsuits are optional (wetsuit crossings are denoted with an asterix on our honour board)



Before you sign up, have you considered becoming a RIP SWIM CLUB MEMBER? By joining the club you will get access to additional training to prepare, significantly discounted open water sessions and early access to all the other events we run

 Go here if you are interested.



January 11th (contingency 12th January)

February 8th (contingency 9th February) - FULL (See note at the start)

(further dates may be announced if these dates fill)


** You will need to know your swimming speed when signing up (minutes per km) **


Each crossing date allows for 30 swimmers in total. 

This is made up of 5 teams of 6 swimmers in each team. Each swimmer completes the whole stretch.

Teams must stay together throughout the entire crossing.



If you are an individual wanting to join a team, sign up and and we will put you in touch with the rest of your team so you can swim together before the day. (This is highly recommended!)



If you have a team ready to go, simply create your team when you enter. Team price is fixed at $3300 - $550 per swimmer. If you do not reach 6 swimmers we may be able to put you in touch with others. (Please note that you may need to pay extra if you are not able to fill the team - read item 8 in our waiver)

Event Cancelation policy:

In the event of bad weather, the swim may be cancelled. In this case, we will notify you by 5pm the day before if possible. Your swim will then be scheduled for the next day. If the swim is cancelled again, we will endeavour to book you on another date of our choosing.