Race Information

Date  21st January 2012

Point Nepean National Park, Portsea (Melway 166 K7)

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Male and Female
(minimum age 12 years on day of swim)
12 - 17 years (Junior)
18 - 29 years (Open)
30 - 39 years
40 - 49 years
50 - 59 years
60+ years 

Race Starts
11.00 am   CROCS Portsea Nipper Swim Classic
12.30 pm   Open (18-29 years), 30-39, Junior, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+
  2.00 pm    HAHN SUPER DRY DA$H 4 CA$H

$1,000 cash random bonus draw - see details below.
Numerous random prize draws during the course of the day.
Prizes and/or trophies will be presented to all age division placegetters.
NOTE: to be eligible for random prizes participants must have entered in accordance with 'Entries Close' below and must also be in attendance at presentation in person to collect random prizes.


Race Entry
$45 (GST inclusive) online entries must be received prior to entry close date.
$55 (GST inclusive) on the day (numbers permitting - NOTE limit of 1,800 competitors)
Note: On day entries are CASH only
Entry fees are non-refundable.


The Portsea Swim Classic is pleased to present the second HAHN SUPER DRY DA$H 4 CA$H.
Only open to pre registered swimmers and limited to 50 female and 50 male swimmers, registration will be on day opening at 9am. 
$1,000 cash to be won for the first male and female.

Entries Close
Online entries close 5.00pm Tuesday 17th January 2012
Postal entries not accepted.  

Race Kit
Each competitor will receive a souvenir 100% cotton BLAZER t-shirt, swim cap, certificate and products from our sponsors including Splitrock, Bulla and the Australian Banana Industry.


Each competitor will be issued with a transponder which they will be required to wear around their ankle at all times during the race. It is the responsibility of competitors to ensure the transponders are securely fastened to them prior to entering the water. Non-returned or lost transponders will incur a $100 replacement charge.

At Jarman oval, commencing at 8:00am and will close at 11am

15 minutes prior to your swim start time.


 Travelling by ferry
Click here to read important information if you are planning to travel by ferry.


Car Parking
All car parking will be located at Jarman oval inside the Point Nepean National Park at a cost of $5 per vehicle 


Results will be available online here as well as being published in the Sunday Herald Sun on Sunday, 22nd January 2012.


$1,000 Cash Random Bonus Draw
All entries received in accordance with 'Entries Close' above are eligible for the $1,000 Cash Random Bonus Draw - get your entry in to ensure you go in the draw. You must be present in person to collect the prize if your name is drawn.


Swim Safety
During the Portsea Swim Classic, qualified surf life savers will monitor swimmers safety from the water. Please do not hesitate to call for assistance if required by raising your arm in the air.
Medical assistance is readily available on the beach.
Consider wearing a wetsuit for extra warmth.
To maximise your safety during your race, you will be placed in a colour-coded swim group according to your anticipated swim time. It is imperative that all entrants swim in their nominated cap colour-coded group.

Note: Some tidal movement may be experienced in the area of the swim. However, the timing of the swim has been set to maximise your safety.