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Sunday 11 November 2018

Event Schedule

Briefing Times (compulsory):

  • Male and Female 5km & 2.5km: 7:30am
  • Male and Female 1km: 9am

Race Start Times:

Race registration & numbering from 6:30am (closes 30mins before your event)

  • Male 5km: 8am
  • Female 5km: 8:10am
  • Male 2.5km: 8:20am
  • Female 2.5km: 8:30am
  • Male 1km: 9:30am
  • Female 1km: 9:40am

Presentations scheduled for 11am on the event lawn.

Course Maps:

Course maps subject to change relevant to the conditions on the day.

Age Requirements
  • Age is determined as at 31 December 2018
  • Minimum age is 18 years (a swimmer must be 18 at the time of nominating for the event).
  • 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95+

Sport Fee: $55 (includes compulsory competition swim cap and high visibility swim vest)

Games Fee: Competitor: $140

Credit card fee: 1.21% (incl GST)
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Mermaid Beach

Adjacent to its fashionable neighbours Broadbeach and Miami lies the Gold Coast’s coastal town of Mermaid Beach. This relaxed stretch of golden coastline is popular with swimmers and surfers looking to escape the flocks of people. After your swim, relax and celebrate at one of the many cafes or the famous Mermaid Surf Life Saving Club.


Mermaid Beach A.E.M.E. Surf Life Saving Club
172 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

Additional Swimming – Ocean Swim Information
  • Only well prepared and medically fit swimmers should enter.
  • Swimmers must arrive an hour before the start of competition in time to register, be numbered and attend the pre-race briefing.
  • All swimmers must wear a competition swim cap and high visibility swim vest supplied by Mermaid Beach AEME S.L.S.C in compliance with SLSQ High Visibility Clothing Policy and SLSQ competition standards.
  • Please use the vest sizing chart to determine the correct fitting by the manufacturer.
  • Depending on the conditions, the swim may be a beach start or a deep water start.
  • Competitors with a medical disability are required to inform organisers when registering for safety purposes.
  • The competition is presented by Mermaid Beach AEME Surf Life Saving Club.
Rules & Judiciary Procedures
Past Results

View the 2016 Swimming – Ocean Swim Results
View the 2014 Swimming – Open Water results
View the 2012 Swimming – Open Water results


Ocean Swim Enquiries
Grant Brown
Phone: 07 5575 3668

Event Enquiries
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Phone: 07 5668 9888


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