Winter Swimming Carnival 2019

June 9, 2019

This event is one that tests and challenges the brave! 120 brave souls will plunge into the icy waters at the historic Brighton Sea Baths for the opportunity to push their limits and swim alongside some of the best channel swimmers in the world including the historic “Icebergers”.

Each year the Winter Swimming Carnival plays host to three iconic swimming races –
• 150m Ice Cube Dash,
• 800m John Dineen half mile,
• 1600m Harry Raisbeck winter mile.

This captivating event is a time-honoured tradition at the Brighton Sea Baths and has been witness to a beautiful evolution over the years.

What makes this event so unique is its inclusive nature. Very few swimming events offer the diversity of having people of all ages, genders, sizes, shapes and walks of life to test their limitations in the cold water. Matthew Paynter the Director of the Brighton Baths Health Club reflects, “ It’s a cold swim with nature at her best. Get in and see how good you feel afterwards, there is nothing better.” Who’s ready to jump in the beautiful bay cold winter water this year to test their limitations?

We look forward to you being a part of your journey into the magic of cold water swimming this year at the ‘Winter Swimming Carnival’.

Winter Swimming Carnival Details

Date: Sunday 9th June
Event briefing: 7.45am (sharp)
Location: Brighton Baths Health Club – 251 Esplanade, Brighton, Victoria, 3186
Cost: $20 entry fee which includes a Swim Cap. All entries must be paid in full prior to the event
Term & Conditions: NO WETSUITS
Registration: Open until Friday 1st of June unless capacity is reached prior to event. Call 03 9592 7350 or visit the reception desk

Race times

8am Ice Cube Dash (150m dash from back platform to beach)
8.15am John Dineen Half Mile (800m – 3 laps)
8.30am Harry Raisbeck Winter Mile (1600m – 6 laps)