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:
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?
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!