Winter Swimming Carnival
WHY CHOOSE THIS SWIM?
The Winter Swimming Carnival takes place at the iconic Brighton Baths in Melbourne and plays host to three iconic swimming events. Home to the Brighton Sea Baths Iceburgers a group of swimmers who train throughout the year come rain, hail or shine (and always without a wetsuit!). The event is a time-honoured tradition at the baths and has witnessed a beautiful evolution over the years.
What really makes the Winter Swimming Carnival so unique is its inclusive nature. Very few swim events offer the opportunity for people of all ages, genders, sizes, shapes and walks of life to test their limitations in the cold water. Matthew Paynter, the Director of Brighton Baths, reflects, “The event is less about competition and more about community, participation, and challenging yourself personally in cold water. It was very empowering to hear people’s journey’s and reasons for participating – many for the first time.”
This is really fun event and a chance to experience the thrill that comes from swimming in cold conditions! Water temperatures are expected to be 12-14 degrees – Brrrrr! but fear not the sausage sizzle afterwards is sure to warm you up!
The event has become so popular that this year entries are limited to 50 per event. Register for this event at the Brighton Baths Health Club
WHAT DISTANCES ARE AVAILABLE?
- Ice Cube Dash – 150m
- John Dineen Half Mile – 800m
- Harry Raisbeck Winter Mile – 1.6km
WHAT ARE THE COURSES?
- Three laps of a circuit for the 800m and 6 laps for the 1.6km.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE?
Looking for a regular, social swim? Check out our Social Swims Calendar, for a swim near you.