1km Individual HB Regional Council Classic

hb-rcA great stepping stone toward the longer swim if that’s your goal, or just rejoice in the achievement of swimming 1km in the ocean.

This event is designed to cater for those swimmers who want to participate in ocean swimming and are reasonably competent swimmers, but feel they are not fit or confident enough to do the full 2.5km course.

Competitors will leave the beach and swim out to sea for 250m before turning right around a marker buoy. They will swim clockwise around marker buoys before heading back to the start/finish area.

Top 3 individual competitors and the top team will receive a certificate. You will be able to check your time on our website by about 2pm on race day. Certificates of completion with your time are available through our website.


Age Groups

Determined by your age as at race day.

Under 15






Over 60



Surf Life Saving New Zealand will be patrolling the course in IRBs and on rescue boards. Swimmers should be able to confidently swim the distance entered.

Race start time

Compulsory pre-race briefing at 9.30 am. Race starts at 9.40 am. REGISTER HERE.