Bonjour Akaroa! We’re back again in this picturesque seaside village, with an incredible line-up of swims to choose from, starting in the morning this time around to maximise the tranquil conditions in the bay.
The Generation Homes La Grande Swim is essential for your ‘Kiwi Summer Swimming Roadie’ if you’re taking on the only endurance distance in the Series, the 5km ‘Wainui to Akaroa’. Now that’s a reason to fist-pump the sky when you cross that finish line!
Why not make a weekend of it in the beautiful bay area and experience the distinctly French-influenced restaurants, boutiques and galleries.
Swims on offer:
Keen to travel to this event? Check out our series partner Bachcare for holiday accommodation in Akaroa.
For a different way to travel check out our event partner Interislander to get you across Cook Strait with regular ferry crossings from Wellington to Picton. If you’re traveling from within the South Island, why not make your trip from Picton to Christchurch a journey and travel on the Coastal Pacific train?
The Generation Homes La Grande Swim is proud to host the 2021 Makos Zonal Secondary School Open Water Swimming Championships. All swimmers enrolled in a Secondary School (Year 9-13) within the Makos Zone on the date of this event can opt to compete in these championships by selecting their school in the entry form. Championship swim distances include a 750m, 2000m and 5000m. Swimmers will be eligible for both Secondary School and Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series prizes and medals. For more information visit the Swimming New Zealand website. Enter by hitting the big yellow button top right!