Interislander Bean Rock Swim – 27 February 2021

The City of Sails is about to be the ‘City of Swims’, as we proudly introduce the Interislander Bean Rock Swim to the Series for the first time, joining our other two events in Tamaki Makaurau.

A familiar favourite on the local ocean swimming calendar for many years, 2021 will mark the 10th time this event has taken place, and is your chance to swim from the lively beachfront of Mission Bay out and around the back of the largest navigational marker in the Waitemata Harbour – the Bean Rock Lighthouse. Plus in keeping with our ‘bean’ theme, everyone gets a bag of free jellybeans at the finish line to replenish your energy levels!

What could possibly be more ‘Auckland’ than taking part in an ocean swim surrounded by other fitness fans,  followed by a leisurely lunch in a waterfront café and stroll along Tamaki Drive on a Saturday…

Swims on offer:

  • Full Bean – 3.2km
  • Half Bean – 1600m
  • Quarter Bean – 800m
  • Banana Boat OceanKids 100m and 200m (7–10 years)

Keen to travel to this event? Check out our series partner Bachcare for holiday accommodation in Auckland.

If you’re traveling from the South Island, our event partner Interislander can get you across Cook Strait with regular ferry crossings from Picton. If you’re traveling from within the North Island, why not make your trip to Auckland a journey and travel on the Northern Explorer?

Free with your swim entry

  • Silicon swimming cap (you wear on event day)
  • Digital finishers certificate
  • Branded finish line photo (digital sharing quality)
  • Electronic timing device
  • Sports drink, thanks to SOS Hydration, and a banana and more to refuel post event
  • Trained lifeguards to watch over you while you swim and advanced medical personnel on site
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Key Event Information

Bean Rock Swim

Half Bean

Distance: 1600m Start Location: Mission Bay Beach Enter Now
Half Bean

Bean Rock Swim

Banana Boat OceanKids

Distance: 100m & 200m Start Location: Mission Bay Beach Enter Now
Banana Boat OceanKids