Generation Homes La Grande Swim
– 22 February 2020

After a few years exploring other locations around the country, we’re thrilled to be returning to the simply beautiful Akaroa Harbour for the Generation Homes La Grande Swim!

Events on offer at Generation Homes La Grande Swim:

  • Banana Boat OceanKids 100m (7&8yrs), 200m (9&10yrs) & 400m (11&12yrs) at Akaroa
  • 750m lap at Akaroa (10yrs +)
  • 2km Long Swim at Akaroa (12yrs +)
  • 5km Wainui to Akaroa Swim (12yrs +)

Re-joining the line-up of events in our 7-event Series, the Generation Homes La Grande Swim will be one of two South Island events (along with the Interislander Big Tahuna) and promises an incredible variety of swim experiences.

For the first time in the South Island, we’ll be holding a 5km event (the only one outside of our Rotorua event) and it’s going to be an epic challenge. Starting at Wainui, swimmers will head across the harbour to finish in front at the Akaroa Recreation Grounds. Great news for series swimmers – the 5km swim is one of the swims that makes up the series competition.

There will also be 750m and 2km swims, as well as the Banana Boat OceanKids events for the younger tadpoles with three distances available.

In collaboration with the Akaroa Long Lunch, a festival atmosphere will really set off this much loved event and keep supporters and spectators entertained.

The Akaroa Long Lunch will have restaurants serving lunch to a series of long tables. There will be a licensed garden bar on site and auctions running throughout the afternoon, raising money for a local charity.

Tickets will be released soon, keep an eye on our website for more info and a link to purchase tickets.

Keen to travel to this event? Check out our series partner Bachcare for holiday accommodation in Akaroa. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for some great Jetstar or Air New Zealand flight deals to Christchurch so you can bring the whole family.

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