Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Bridge – Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 April 2021

Much like the city of Auckland itself, the Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Bridge is big, bold and unforgettable! Spanning the Waitemata Harbour as one of the most recognisable landmarks in the country, the Auckland Harbour Bridge is the most high-profile event location in the Series, drawing record-breaking number of swimmers and their supporters on both sides of the harbour.

There’s nothing quite like swimming across the most prominent marine highway in New Zealand, under the shadow of the busiest bridge, and emerging on the city side of the harbour to the roar of the finish line crowd to really make you feel like an absolute champion, especially wearing your exclusive finisher’s medal!

After a sell-out debut in 2019, our new Harbour Crossing™, this is the only two-day event on the Series calendar due to huge demand for the chance to take on a double-whammy of the ‘coat hanger’ and do both the 2km Double Crossing and 1km Single Crossing.  After the 2k Double Crossing on Saturday 17 you can join us for a well-earned beverage and Series Awards at the Ponsonby Cruising Club.

Swims on offer:

  • Double Crossing – 2km on 17 April
  • Single Crossing – 1km on 18 April
  • Do the Double – Single & Double Crossing

Cut off times for Harcourts Cooper & Co are strict due to needing to reopen the harbour.

  • 2km Double Crossing 1hr 10mins
  • 1km Single Crossing 35mins

If you’re traveling to Auckland for this event, be sure to visit our series partner Bachcare for a holiday home rental.

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?

If you are interested in attending Swim the Bridge and need assistance with you travel plans please email jeremy@youtravel.co.nz and reference the ‘Swim the Bridge’ in the email subject line.

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
  • Bag transfer (start to finish for 1km)
  • Finishers medal
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