How do you stack up against your fellow swimrunners?
Which athletes and teams perform the most consistently across the year?
The answers to these questions you’ll be able to answer in 2024 with the launch of the Swimrun Australia Series, says Race Director, Andre Slade.
“Up until 2023, there was only a single Swimrun Australia event – Sydney East – and it was also the Australian Swimrun Championship. But now we have four events across the calendar year.
“We’re also moving the Championship around now, so in 2024 it will be in the Sydney North event.
“This allowed us to create a Series that would reward participation across multiple events and recognise the best and most consistent swimrun athletes and teams in Australia across the year.
“The Series differs from the Australian Swimrun Championship in that it is competed for over four events, not a single winner-takes-all race like the Championship. Although, the Championship event – Sydney North in 2024 – will be double points.”
With four different race distances on offer now; Mini, Sprint, Short and Long, the Series will only be contested in the Short and Long races.
“We want to keep the Mini and Sprint races to be 100% fun and enjoyment, without the competitive element to them,” said Slade.
“The Short and Long races can be raced solo or in a team, and Series winners will be found across multiple categories; male, female and mixed.”
There will be prizes up for grabs and a leaderboard will be displayed on the website following the first event in Sydney East.
In an exciting twist to the Long Race team category, Swimrun Australia has partnered with ÖTILLÖ to provide an official recommendation for a Wild Card entry into ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2025. This opportunity is in recognition that there are significant barriers to Australian-based teams in qualifying for ÖTILLÖ, The World Swimrun Championship.
For more information on the Swimrun Australia Series, including how points are earned and the conditions for entry, take a look at the Series page.