Thursdays 6:15 pm


Water Safety 

General Water Safety Information

Every night we have between 10-16 lifeguards patrolling our venue.

It is important you follow all instructions you may be given by any race official or lifeguard.


If in trouble, or you see someone else who is in trouble, please stop, raise your arm and attract the attention of one of our on-water safety crew.


Medics will be in attendance every night and they can found near the boat ramp.

SafeSwim – Operating Under "Red"

Below we have listed contingencies that meet with the approval of SafeSwim to allow us to operate under Red conditions. 

Start & Finish Depth – you will be starting and finishing in at least chest depth (i.e. deeper) water. 


Head Up – you must keep your head out of the water until AFTER the start AND also AFTER the finish.


Age – you should not be swimming if you are either very young or elderly i.e. under 12 or over 70.


Warm Up / Wind Down – not permitted. Please do a dry-land warm up instead

Other notes...

Please keep in mind that prior to the start, you may need to tread water until the gun goes, please be aware of our shorter or younger competitors.


SafeSwim testing has found that in water deeper than 2m, contaminants are always more diluted than where water testing is normally conducted (60cm deep). Given that the majority of our courses are swam in water depths of between 2-5m and much further from shore, risks can be adequately minimised from water-born pathogens by following the guidelines above.