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2020/03/14 10:30:00

Congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the 2020 Penguin Island swim event.

The full results can be found here.

We’ll be back again in 2021, so make sure that you like our Facebook page to keep up to date on next year’s plans.


The 2020 Penguin Island Swim is scheduled for 14 March, with the first race commencing at 10:30am.

The Races

The Penguin Island Swim is Race 8 in the 2019/20 Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series.

The 2km event will be held in two waves, Open and Juniors.

There is also a 500m swim that is open to all ages (from U8s).

The Course

The 2 km swim is a triangular course held in the Rubicon Estuary, between Penguin Island and the Port Sorell SLSC at Hawley Beach. 

The 500m swim is a u-shaped course.

Both races start and finish in front of the Port Sorell SLSC on Freers Beach.


Online registrations are now available through Webscorer by clicking this link.

Registration will also be available on the day until 9:30am.

Whilst you will be able to register on the day, you’ll save money by registering online prior to the day of the event.


The Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series is sponsored by Engine Swim.

Engine Swim is one of the world’s leading swimwear manufacturers servicing the Swimming & Surf Life Saving communities though-out Australasia. They specialise in performance swimming products for athletes while also providing quality custom sports wear to the larger team community. View Engine Swim’s full range here: https://www.engineswim.com/ 

Registration Fees

Penguin Island 2km

Open/Masters/Senior Masters

$30 ($35 on Race Day)

Open – Female
Open – Male
Masters – Female
Masters – Male
Senior Masters – Female
Senior Masters – Male

Penguin Island 2km


$20 ($25 on Race Day)

Junior – Female
Junior – Male

Penguin Island 500m


$15 ($20 on Race Day)

Novice – Female
Novice – Male

Notice to Mariners

The Port Sorell Surf Life Saving Club appreciates the cooperation of our local boating community in ensuring the safety of the competitors in the Penguin Island Swim.

The club has issued a Notice to Mariners that can be seen below and downloaded here.