Own the ocean this summer

The Harcourts Beach Series is an ocean swim series to suit all ages and abilities. New to open water swimming or want to add some variation to doing laps in the pool? Commit to the Beach Series and make it happen this summer.

Ocean Swim Options

  • 250m Junior Swim (12yrs and under)
  • 500m Ocean Swim
  • 1000m Ocean Swim
  • 1500m Ocean Swim
  • 2000m Ocean Swim

Whether you’re a competitive swimmer or simply out for some social, physical activity, come along and swim at your own pace. A timing transponder will record your time each week to mark your progress throughout the season.

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Ocean swimming is one of the most popular disciplines at the Harcourts Beach Series. All swim events are patrolled by Surf Life Saving NZ lifeguards, ensuring you’re in a safe environment at all times.

Event Safety and Rules

  • Event Rules and Safety Guidelines can be found HERE and at the event base each week
  • Snorkels, flippers, fins and other swimming aids are not permitted
  • Swimmers will be deducted series points or disqualified if found to be swimming over the top of or pulling on other swimmers.

Safety Briefing Times and Locations

For your safety it is compulsory for all participants to attend their event briefing each week.

  • Junior Events – Takapuna Reserve at 5.45pm
  • Adult Events – Takapuna Reserve at 6.20pm

Terms & Conditions and Waiver

It is compulsory for all participants to read and accept our Terms & Conditions and Waiver. These will be included in your online entry, but can also be found HERE.

First Timer? Find out More

If you are a first timer you can also find out more information about the event HERE

Enter Event

It is important that participants check their course map on the event base info board as adult courses will be alternated at random each week.

Courses will not be explained in the Event Safety Briefings so please make sure you are familiar with your course before your event. If you are unsure please ask a Beach Series volunteer before your safety briefing.

Junior Swim Course (250m)


Adult Swim Course #1 (500m, 1000m, 1500m & 2000m)

Adult Swim Course #2 (500m, 1000m, 1500m & 2000m)

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Event 1Tuesday 7 November, 2017
Event 2Tuesday 21 November, 2017
Event 3Tuesday 28 November, 2017
Event 4Tuesday 5 December, 2017
Event 5Tuesday 12 December, 2017
Event 6Tuesday 19 December, 2017
Event 7Tuesday 16 January, 2018
Event 8Tuesday 23 January, 2018
Event 9Tuesday 30 January, 2018
Event 10Tuesday 6 February, 2018
Event 11Tuesday 13 February, 2018
Event 12Tuesday 20 February, 2018
Event 13Tuesday 27 February, 2018
Event 14Tuesday 6 March 2018
Event 15Tuesday 13 March, 2018
Event 16Tuesday 20 March, 2018
Event 17Tuesday 27 March, 2018
Event 18Tuesday 3 April, 2018
12.00noonOnline registrations close
5.00pmEvent Registration opens at Franc's Bar
(new event registrations are accepted, but please note it is cheaper to register online)
5.45pm250m Junior Swim Safety Briefing - Takapuna Reserve
5.50pm250m Junior Swim event starts
6.20pm500m, 1000m, 1500m and 2000m Swim Safety Briefing - Takapuna Reserve
6.30pm2000m Swim event starts
6.31pm1500m Swim event starts
6.32pm1000m Swim event starts
6.33pm500m Swim event starts