We’re back in 2025 for 3214!

WHERE: Moorpanyal Park, North Shore, 3214, Victoria, Australia. Corner of The Esplanade and Seabeach Parade.

WHEN: 9am sharp Saturday February 15th, 2025. Register on the day from 7:30am, we recommend you attend before 8:30am.

COST: From entry, to parking and refreshments, everything is completely free.

DISTANCE: 1000 metres – ‘to the beacons and back’

PRIZES: Trophies to open male and female winners and teams. Plus age group prizes and lots of spot and novelty prizes.

HUNGRY? Free sausage sizzle (vegan options available).

THIRSTY? Free water, tea and coffee.

SECTIONS: Male and female Under 15, Under 18, Open, 40/49, 50/59, 60-Plus. Minimum age to compete is 12.


Watch the 2020 Moorpanyal Park 1000 Swim video, a few weeks before Covid hit.

North Shore is a bayside Geelong suburb which has just six residential streets, a close-knit community from all walks of life.

The waterfront offers spectacular views of Geelong and Corio Bay.

North Shore is frequented by visitors that enjoy the natural beauty of the area, the BBQ facilities, the children’s playground, tasty takeaway food options and a spacious car park. From tourists to locals, swimmers to fishermen, cyclists to kayakers, everyone is welcome.

The Moorpanyal Park 1000 Swim was founded at the dawn of the new century. Beginning with just 14 swimmers in 2000, the swim now attracts more than 150 competitors.

Gradually the swim has grown and tradition with it: swimmers keep turning up, supporters prepare tea and coffee and cook sausages for participants, friends and family. Nobody goes hungry and it’s 100% free. Community businesses support the swim and make it financially viable.

This is Australia’s biggest free open water swim: a journey to remember.


Thanks to our sponsors!

The Moorpanyal Park 1000 Swim is free to enter because of the great support given by industry and commerce in the Geelong region. The North Shore beach is a favourite of Northern Suburbs families, including a great many students and retired people who swim year round at the Waterworld complex. The event encourages them to prepare for an open water swim without the expense of the high profile swims. Not only is entry free, everything from the sausage sizzle to the prizes are free too. It’s a morning to be enjoyed with the whole family that won’t cost you a cent: even parking is free! It is our generous sponsors, along with our helpers, mostly local residents, who make this swim possible, and such a wonderful event.

Our heartfelt thanks to all the businesses that contributed.

Organised by the North Shore Residents Group as a community service and supported by City Of Greater Geelong, Bancoora Life Saving Club, Biscuit Interactive, Boral, Fairhaven Life Saving Club, Fortune5, Gouge Linen & Garment Service, Geelong Advertiser, Geelong Boxing Club, Geelong Cross Country Club, GeelongPort, Geelong Volunteer Coast Guard, Incitec Pivot, Jennings Computers, Midway, Popcultcha, Neverfail Springs, Quiksilver, Red Equipment, Rotary Club of Corio, St. John Ambulance, Victorian Regional Channels Authority, Wathaurong Glass & Art and many others.

The Moorpanyal Park 1000 Swim started as an annual event in 2000 with just fourteen swimmers.

Now averaging more than 150 contestants, it continues to grow.

Thanks to all swimmers, supporters and sponsors for making this such a wonderful free community event. We appreciate everyone for their ongoing support of the Moorpanyal Park 1000 Swim and special thanks to members of the North Shore community.

And now, more than ever, community is important.

If you want to swim at a future event, get involved with the planning, help with sponsorship or just say hi our email address is:


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