Your weekly Tuesday night swim! – 15 October 2024

The stunning waters of Takapuna Beach  play host to the HUGE number of swimmers that take part in the Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series SWIM event!

Crystal clear, toasty warm, and catering to elite and casual alike – this weekly swim is for you if you are training for a bigger event like the Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series or our Summer Swim Series, or…you are looking to keep fit and active over Summer! We welcome ALL to the Beach Series.

Ocean swimming is both challenging and exciting – you’ll love it! When making the switch from indoor to open water swimming, it’s a good idea to start with a shorter distance and work your way up as your confidence grows. Download our Free How-To Ocean Swim Guide for more tips and tricks or just ask one of the many top notch swimmers there on the night.

Safety First! As the largest weekly Auckland ocean swim event, you can take comfort in knowing you will not be swimming alone. All our events are guarded by professional lifeguards and one way they manage your safety is requiring all participants to wear correctly coloured swim caps. Your first swim cap is free with your series pass, however, if you change event distances you can purchase a new swim cap from registration; these are $10.

Distances on offer:

We have swim distances that cater from the competitive, right down to the first-timer. 16 weeks of racing will see your fitness and confidence soar. Will you step up to a longer distance mid-season?

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

Key Event Information

Course Maps

Pricing & Benefits

Start Times & Event Timetable

Event Day General Info

Event location

Takapuna Beach Reserve

Cut Off Times 

As a general rule – sunset is the cut-off for the swim for the safety of you and our lifeguarding team

Swim Caps

Best swim caps in any event! Our good mates at SwimT3 have helped us score some beautiful silicone caps to keep your head comfy, warm, and in sight of our guards!


The result link will be on the website – and posted to the Facebook page on event day.

Prizegiving & Spot Prizes

After each Tuesday event, there will be spot prizes given out at the Takapuna Beach



  • 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
  • For your safety is is compulsory for all participants to attend their event briefing each week. Briefings are held at Event Base in Milford Reserve, with Junior briefing at 5.45pm and Adult briefing at 6.20pm
  • If predicted weather or wave height falls outside our safety parameters, the event may be held at our reserve location; Takpauna Beach
  • All participants must be wearing either a series or on-the-day timing transponder before heading down the start shoot
  • 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