This year sees us clocking up the 10th year of the popular State Harbour Crossing, giving swimmers their annual fix of stopping marine traffic and being able to say, 'I've swum across Auckland Harbour'!
From its inauguration in 2004 where the swim kicked off from Stanley Bay to the Viaduct's Market Square, to the now improved course from Bayswater's Quinton Park to Karanga Plaza in the Viaduct Harbour, this has become one of the largest and most iconic ocean swims in New Zealand.
Catch the optional competitor transfer ferry from the Viaduct to Bayswater for the 7.00am race start and have your friends and family make the most of the spectator vantage points around Viaduct Harbour to watch you enter the Harbour and cross the finish line. They can then join you afterwards for the prize giving and spot prizes.
The State Harbour Crossing on Sunday 17 November 2013 is a 2.9km 'I'm going Long' swim split into 6 waves, putting swimmers with similar abilities together in waves, seeded by their anticipated times. It is for individuals with swimming experience who have trained to complete this event.