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2011 - 104 swimmers were accompanied by escort kayakers, outriggers and surf ski paddlers, support boats.  Supporters and onlookers perched on the best vantage points of the historic jetty and the granite rock headlands surrounding and it's reef fringed shallows.

                                            Picture postcard perfect! 

                                             PHOTOS FROM THE 2011 SWIM...

2018 event calendar

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Enjoy north Queensland's tropical winter weather and participate in the longest open water swim in Queensland and northern Australia!

The Magnetic Island to Townsville Swim starts at waters edge, in front of the Picnic Bay SLSC, Magnetic Island and finishes at water's edge, in front of the Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse on the Strand Beach adjacent to the Strand Park jetty in Townsville. A total distance of 8 km.

It is run by a very small dedicated team of volunteers as the Management Committee and another 20-30 volunteers on the day of the event. 2008 was the inaugural 'cage-less' swim. Prior to 2008, swimmers swam in shark cages.

About the Swim

2018 will be 64 years since the event was first conducted. The swim is run by the Townsville Open Water Swimming Association Inc. (TOWSA).

The race briefing allows visiting swimmers and locals to head over and enjoy what Magnetic Island has to offer, before the big race starting late Sunday morning. 



Watch this space!