Great Victorian Swim Series





Cousins Tours & Travel Great Victorian  Swim Series 2013/14 


The races have been chosen so get out your diary and set aside the following days to fulfill your summer swimming goals. And, give yourself a chance to WIN a trip to Europe for a swimming tour in 2014 just by simply entering the series.
This season we are excited to announce that the Great Victorian Swim Series will once again incorporate seven races (series points will be based on your 5 best results). Most of the participating clubs will be offering longer swims in addition to their standard distance. The Great Victorian Swim Series will offer the following categories in 13/14. Short Course, Long Course and the Funky cagetory (non - wetsuit). You may enter one, two or all three categories. To be eligible for the Funky category you must wear the series bathers. Funky Trunks/Funkita are sponsoring a generous cash prize for the fastest overall  swimmer male & female (wearing series bathers - short course only). Masters Swimming Victoria will also conduct club championships within the series.
The Great Victorian Swim Series is brought to you by Cousins Tours and Travel and Light on Landscape. We are grateful for the support of Swimming Victoria, Masters Swimming Victoria and our new sponsors Funky Trunks & Funkita.  Most importantly, the series runs alongside the seven ocean swim events that are all conducted by our hard working and critical Surf Life Saving Clubs and the funds raised from the swims go to keeping our beaches safe.   
Great Victorian Swim Series races:
  • Point Leo Swim Classic 26/12/13
  • Rock2Ramp Anglesea 28/12/13 
  • Rip View Swim Classic Point Lonsdale 29/12/13
  • Danger 1000 Ocean Swim Torquay 04/01/14
  • Sorrento Bay Swim 12/01/14
  • MMAD Australia Day Swim Mount Martha 26/01/14
  • Cerberus Swim Classic at Half Moon Bay 22/02/14 * please note date change
  • Twilight  presentation party  23/02/14 Royal Brighton Yacht Club  - * please note date change

Final series points  will be based on your 5 best results for the short course, best of 4 for the long course

Dates of participating events subject to change

About the Swim Series

The "Great Victorian Swim Series"  is an ocean swim series for the thousands of recreational swimmers who take part in individual swims over summer. The aim of the series is to encourage more people to be active and take part in these great community events that help raise money for our surf life saving clubs.

Entry to the series is simple and you get some great gear and the chance to win heaps more, even if you're not a fast swimmer who is vying for a series win.  There are lots of spot prizes as well, including a trip to Europe to one of Cousins Tours and Travel Swim Tours. 

How to enter:

  • Registration now closed
  • Entry to the series costs $30 - special rates available if you would like to enter more than one category
  • entry includes 
    • Some great Funky Trunks/Funkita  gear.
    • The option to purchase Funky Trunks/Funkita series bathers at an amazing $15 per pair
    • A long sleeve series t-shirt.
    • Complimentary invitation to end of season presentation party. 
    • Notification and inclusion in the series results updated after each race. 
    • Eligibility for series placings and great prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category.
    • Eligibility for spot prizes including a trip to Europe.

Competitors need to register for the series by 03 January 2014.  Enter early to guarantee series t-shirt and option to purchase Funky Trunks series bathers for an amazing $15. There is no requirement to complete a minimum number of events, you don't have to do any races to win the trip to Europe!


It is the responsibility of individuals to enter participating races in the series in addition to the series itself.

Prizes have been generously donated by  Cousins Tours & Travel, Light on Landscape, Swimming Victoria, Masters Swimming Victoria, Funky Trunks & Funkita .

The top 18 competitors in each category will receive placing points and each competitor after 18th place will receive 1 point for participation (excludes DNS and DNF results).

The scoring system for the series gives everyone a chance to finish amongst the top places.

The swim series is divided into the following categories for both Male and Female.
Age at 26 December 2013.

Ages: 12 to 17, 18 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 & 70+ 

Short Course  (swims that are 2km or less)

Long Course (swims 2.5k or longer  )

Funky Trunks/Funkita non wetsuit category.

Masters Swimming Victoria open water club championship 

If you are a member of a masters swimming club select your club when registering. Your series points will be allocated to help  your club become the first MSV open water club champions.

If you are not a member - consider joining now. For MSV website click here

Points and Scoring

Each race in the Swim Series earns you points into the overall score for the series. You are only competing against people in your own category.

To be eligible for category and spot prizes, competitors must register for the series before 1January 2014. 
Points are awarded for entrants in each swim as follows from 20 points down to 1 point based on their placing in the event. (male & female in each category awarded points)
For example 1st = 20pts, 2nd = 19pts, 3rd = 18pts, 4th = 17pts, 5th = 16pts ...down to 1 pt.
All competitors receive a minimum of 1 point for each event for participation.

Final series points  will be based on your 5 best results

If you swim twice in two age categories on the same day then the registered age category will apply.  ( eg Open and age Category )

The series is open to swimmers, supporters and the very important towel and bag holders. All series entrants will recieve a minimum of 10 points.

Points Qualification:
You automatically qualify for series points once you have registered for the series. Everyone registering for the series is eligible for spot prizes - not compulsory to compete in the swims.

Races with Different Lengths: * changed

You will only be awarded points in the category you have entered. i.e Short Course, Long Course, Funky non-wetsuit. You can enter more than one category.

Terms and Conditions of point scoring are subject to change.

To be eligible for the prizes in the Swim Series you need to register before 03 January 2014.


Short course

Long Course

Non Wetsuit  - 1 - 3 only  to race 6


Congratulations and thanks to all of you that support the clubs and swims - together with Swimming Victoria, Masters Swimming Victoria, Way Funky and all participating surf clubs we hope you all have a great swim season!

 Prizes include:

  • Travel Prize - everyone registered for the series is entered into the draw (you do not need to be at presentation if name drawn, nor do you have to have done any of the swims) . Swim trip to Europe donated by Cousins Tours & Travel.
  •  Prizes for first 3 in each category.
  •  Invitation to presentation evening.
  •  Plenty of generous spot prizes donated by our sponsors.
  • Spot prize to be drawn at each participating swim (you must be present at the event to be eligible for this prize).
  • Funky Trunks/Funkita  will offer a cash prize to the fastest male and female (non-wetsuit) Short Course only. Winner must be entered int he series and wear the series bathers.
  • At every event there will be a spot prize with lots of goodies including an annual subscription to H2 open magazine, voucher from Swim Well, products from Funky Trunks and more.....

All competitors will be able to download a series certificate.


If you or your company would like to be part of the swim series as a  sponsor we would love to hear from you.  Help us make the swim series bigger and better for 2013-14 - click here to contact us.

Please support our sponsors who have donated prizes for the series