Saturday 4th December from 4:30pm

There’s been exciting change of format for this season, with the event moving to a twilight time slot and rounded off by one of our popular Eats at the Beach events.

Race Day Details

4:30pm – 5:15pm: Check in.
5:45pm: 500m race briefing.
18:00pm: 500m race start.
18.15pm: 2km race briefing.
18.30pm: 2km race starts in waves.

The Penguin Island Swim is part of the Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series.

The Races

The 2km event will be held in two waves, Open and Juniors*.  The minimum age for entrants is 12 years on the day of the swim.

There is also a 500m swim that is open to all ages (from U10s).

*subject to number of entries

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.



All registrations must be completed online.

Online registrations are available through Webscorer by clicking this link.

Registrations close at 12pm on Saturday 4th December 2021.

Penguin Island Classic 2km

$ 30 online price
  • Open - Female
  • Open - Male
  • Masters - Female
  • Masters - Male
  • Senior Masters - Female
  • Senior Masters - Male
  • Legends - Female
  • Legends - Male

Penguin Island 500m

$ 20 online price
  • Novice - Male
  • Novice - Female

Tasmanian Ocean Swim Series Sponsor

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 through-out Australasia. They specialise in performance swimming products for athletes while also providing quality custom sportswear to the larger team community. View Engine Swim’s full range here: 

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.