Prize Giving Categories

Individual Event Age Group Categories

The age category for an individual event is determined by your age on the day of the event/s you chose to swim.

‘I’m Going Long’ 2.6km – 3.5km
In the ‘I’m Going Long’ swims there are 15 age groups: 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and females in each of the age groups. Age eligibility is from 12 years old and over.

Non-wetsuit swimmers in the ‘I’m Going Long’ swim have the same categories, with the 1st male and female in each age group being awarded with medals at event prize givings.

‘Step It Up’ 1000m
There are seven age group categories in the ‘Step it Up’ swim event: 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st male and female in each age group. Age eligibility is from 10 years old and over.

‘Give It A Go’ 500m
There are seven age group categories in the ‘Give it a Go’ swim event: 8-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed male and females will be awarded medals at each event, as well as the 1st male and female in each age group. Age eligibility is from 8 years old and over.

‘Banana Boat OceanKids’ 200m
There are three age group categories for the 200m ‘Banana Boat OceanKids’ swim – 7 & 8, 9 & 10 and 11 & 12 year olds. Age eligibility is from 7 to 12 years old. Please see the Banana Boat OceanKids page for more information on the event.
 

Series Competition

If you take part in 3 or more ‘I’m Going Long’ distance swims in one summer you will automatically be part of the Series Competition. It does not matter whether you have entered your 3 or more events through a multi event pass, or individual registrations – as long as your name and date of birth are the same across the individual event registrations your points will be collated.

A participant’s Series Competition age group category is determined by their age as at 18 November 2017 (the date of the first event of the Series – ‘Harbour Crossing’).

Find out more about the Series Competition here.