• Sunday 15 November 2020
  • 1km, 2.5km or 4km (you can only compete in one event)
Event Schedule

Briefing Times (compulsory):

  • Male and Female 4km Briefing 7:30am
  • Male and Female 2.5km Briefing 7:50am
  • Male and Female 1km Briefing 9:00am

Race Start Times:

Race registration & numbering from 6:30am (closes 30mins before your event)

  • Male 4km: 8am
  • Female 4km: 8:10am
  • Male 2.5km: 8:20am
  • Female 2.5km: 8:30am
  • Male 1km: 9:30am
  • Female 1km: 9:40am

Presentations scheduled for 11:00am to be held in presentation area in the park.

Age Requirements
  • Age is determined as at Friday 6 November 2020
  • Minimum age for competition is 20 years
  • 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+

Sport Fee: $55 (includes compulsory competition swim cap and high visibility swim vest)

Games Fee: 

Competitor: $125 | $145 standard fee (from 3 September, 2020)

Payment processing fee: 1.4% (incl GST)
Account2Account (select Australian banks – no fee)

Entries Close
  • Thursday 15 October 2020 (11:59pm AEST)

Mermaid Beach

Adjacent to its fashionable neighbours Broadbeach and Miami lies the Gold Coast’s coastal town of Mermaid Beach. This relaxed stretch of golden coastline is popular with swimmers and surfers looking to escape the flocks of people. After your swim, relax and celebrate at one of the many cafes or the famous Mermaid Surf Life Saving Club.


Mermaid Beach A.E.M.E. Surf Life Saving Club
172 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

Additional Swimming – Ocean Swim Information
  • Only well prepared and medically fit swimmers should enter.
  • Swimmers must arrive an hour before the start of competition in time to register, be numbered and attend the pre-race briefing.
  • All swimmers must wear a competition swim cap and high visibility swim vestsupplied by Mermaid Beach AEME S.L.S.C in compliance with SLSQ High Visibility Clothing Policy and SLSQ competition standards.
  • Please use the vest sizing chart to determine the correct fitting by the manufacturer.
  • Depending on the conditions, the swim may be a beach start or a deep water start.
  • Competitors with a medical disability are required to inform organisers when registering for safety purposes.
  • The competition is presented by Mermaid Beach AEME Surf Life Saving Club.
Past Results

View the 2016 Swimming – Ocean Swim Results
View the 2014 Swimming – Open Water results
View the 2012 Swimming – Open Water results


Ocean Swim Enquiries
Grant Brown
Phone: 07 5576 3668

Event Enquiries
Pan Pacific Masters Games
Phone: 07 5668 9888


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