New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - Bay Of Islands Classic
Nestled in the stunning Bay of Islands, New Zealandâ€™s first capital Russell will play host to this summerâ€™s Bay of Islands Classic â€“ the second of seven events in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.
For the first time in this eventâ€™s 9 year history, the 3.3km â€˜Iâ€™m Going Longâ€™ course will be in reverse, starting over at Paihia Beach and finishing over at the main event site in Russell. As a Series first, this distance will also be a twilight swim!
Consisting of four different swim events, the Bay of Islands Classic provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:
â€¢ â€˜Iâ€™m Going Longâ€™ 3.3km - a swim across the harbour from Paihia Beach to Russell
â€¢ â€˜Step it Upâ€™ 1km - taking place off Russell, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience
â€¢ â€˜Give it a Goâ€™ 500m - taking place off Russell , a great introduction to open water swimming
â€¢ 'Banana Boat OceanKids' 200m - a swim for children aged between 7-12 years old, consisting of a 200m shallow water swim along the Russell shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards