Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Shore – 12 December 2020

The curvaceous coastline of Auckland’s North Shore boasts Pohutukawa-fringed cliffs and excellent swimming conditions, and is home to our first swim of the Series.  Previously known as the ‘King of the Bays’, the introduction of our brand new swim courses was the perfect chance to rename this much-loved event as the Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Shore.

From the Ironman distance 3.8km Narrow Neck to Takapuna swim along the coastline, to swims along  the length of Takapuna beach (perfect for your support crew to follow you!), imagine yourself crossing the finish line with the dramatic backdrop of Rangitoto behind you, and the Harcourts Cooper & Co team putting your finisher’s medal around your neck…

Why not make a day of it with your mates and family and celebrate your finish line moment at Takapuna’s vibrant cafe and bar scene!

Swims on offer:

  • Narrow Neck to Takapuna Beach – 3.8km
  • The Full Taka – 1000m
  • The Half Taka – 500m
  • Banana Boat OceanKids – 100m and 200m (7-10 years)

If you’re traveling to Auckland for this event, be sure to visit our 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 a journey and travel on the Northern Explorer?

2021 Harlequins Zonal Secondary School Open Water Swimming Championships

The Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Shore is proud to host the 2021 Harlequins Zonal Secondary School Open Water Swimming Championships. All swimmers enrolled in a Secondary School (Year 9-13) within the Harlequins 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 500m, 1000m and 3800m. 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!

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 3.8km)
  • Finishers medal
See Course Maps

Key Event Information

Harcourts Cooper & Co
Swim the Shore

Narrow Neck to Takapuna

Distance: 3.8km Start Location: Narrow Neck Beach Swimming 3.8 - 5km? You will need 3-4 swim sessions per week
Narrow Neck to Takapuna

Harcourts Cooper & Co
Swim the Shore

Full Taka

Distance: 1000m Start Location: Takapuna Beach Swimming 500 - 1250m? You will need 1-2 swim sessions per week
Full Taka

Harcourts Cooper & Co
Swim the Shore

Half Taka

Distance: 500m Start Location: Takapuna Beach Swimming 500 - 1250m? You will need 1-2 swim sessions per week
Half Taka

Harcourts Cooper & Co
Swim the Shore

Banana Boat OceanKids

Distance: 100m & 200m Start Location: Takapuna Beach
Banana Boat OceanKids