The Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series has a swim distance to choose from to suit all ages and abilities. New to open water swimming? Want to add some variation to doing laps in the pool? The Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series is your weekly swimming fix – whatever your reason for taking part.
blueseventy – Swim Options
Junior Swim 250m (12yrs and under)
Ocean Swim 500m
Ocean Swim 1000m
Ocean Swim 1500m
Ocean Swim 2000m
What better way to stay fit than swim in Aucklandâ€™s Hauraki Gulf. Whether youâ€™re a competitive swimmer or simply out for some social physical activity, come along and swim at your own pace or set the pace!Â A timing transponder will record your time to mark your progress throughout the season.
Swimming is one of our most popular event disciplines at theÂ Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series and offers the choice of five different distances, catering to all ages and abilities! All swim events will be patrolled by Surf Life Saving New Zealand lifeguards.
The Swim 2000m is a new distance that has been introduced this season. The 2000m option is a great option for very experienced and confident ocean swimmers looking to push themselves a little further than 1500m. 2000m participants get points towards theÂ Series Competition.Â The new 2000m option is a great stepping stone to the pinnacle of ocean swim events in New Zealand – the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.
Swim 1000m & 1500m
The Swim 1000m & 1500m are great ocean swims for participants of all ages who have some good ocean swimming experience under their belts â€“ itâ€™s fun, but not too intimidating of a challenge! This season we are again offering both of these distances every event night. Participants of these two swims get points towards theÂ Series CompetitionÂ and therefore experience a more competitive environment.
The Swim 500m is perfect for those who love the beach and swimming but are either â€˜pool swimmersâ€™, new to swimming in the ocean or prefer to get out swimming without the competitiveness of the longer distances. Whilst a more â€˜socialâ€™ swim course being in closer to shore, it is still timed to ensure you’re able to track your progress throughout the season, qualifying you forÂ Series â€˜Age Groupâ€™ and â€˜Overallâ€™ Competitions.
Junior Swim 250m
The Junior Swim 250m is a fantastic distance for the budding swimmers. The swim course is close to shore, well supported by surf lifeguards and a great taste of what ocean swimming is all about for kids aged 12 years and below. Itâ€™s a great swim to do with your friends, brothers & sisters or you could even take mum or dad along for free for support and encouragement. The swim will be timed and points will be allocated which can accrue towards the Age GroupÂ Series Competition, if you swim in 12 or more events throughout the season.
Primary Schools Competition
Enter your child in the Junior Swim 250m or Junior Run 2500m and they’ll automatically be entered into the Primary Schools Competition – earning their school valuable points! ClickÂ HEREÂ for details.
Event Safety and Rules
For your own safety and enjoyment, it is compulsory for all participants to attend their event Safety Briefing each week. The Safety Briefing for the Junior Swim 250m will take place on Takapuna Reserve atÂ 5.45pmÂ and the Safety Briefing for the 500m, 1000m, 1500m & 2000m Swim Events will take place atÂ 6.20pmÂ on Takapuna Reserve. Event Rules and Safety GuidelinesÂ can be found printed on a board on Takapuna Reserve at the event each week, and can also be read HERE.
Terms & Conditions and Waiver
Before you enter you also need to read the Terms & Conditions and Waiver. These are at the start of your online entry form but can also be foundÂ HERE.
Check out some great swim tips thanks to blueseventyÂ HERE
First Timer? Find out More
If you are a first timer you can also find out more information about the eventÂ HERE
In addition to the below, course maps will be displayed on a signboard outside on Takapuna Reserve on event day. They won’t be explained in the Event Safety Briefings so make sure you look at the course maps before your event. If you are unsure of the course please ask aÂ Harcourts Beach Series official at the event to answer your questions about the course prior to the Event Safety Briefing.
Junior Swim 250m
Swim 500m and 1000m
|2.00pm||Online registrations close for the event|
|5.00pm||Event Registration opens at Franc's Bar|
(new event registrations are accepted, but please note it is cheaper to register online)
|5.45pm||Junior Swim 250m Safety Briefing on Takapuna Reserve|
|5.50pm||Junior Swim 250m Event Starts|
|6.20pm||Swim 500m, 1000m, 1500m and 2000m Safety Briefing on Takapuna Reserve|
|6.30pm||Swim 2000m Event Starts|
|6.31pm||Swim 1500m Event Starts|
|6.32pm||Swim 1000m Event Starts|
|6.33pm||Swim 500m Event Starts|