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Australia Day is Sorted
23/01/2014
Australia Day is Sorted!   With only 3 days remaining until the final of the Body Science Great Australian Swim Series in Sydney everything is ready and waiting. The weather conditions are perfect for Farm Cove, the race packs are over flowing, the medals are waiting and we have a an amazing line up of Australian sports stars and celebrities joining in the fun with over 1000...
Agape Food Truck
22/01/2014
The Agape Food Truck will be at the Great Sydney Swim.  They have put together a delicious breakfast menu especially for the Swim.
Back to Work Offer
08/01/2014
Back to Work Offer! Great Value for first 1300 Swimmers   Hello! We know it's tough going back to work after a break, no matter how long or short it may have been.  To help make your week a little easier we are offering a Back to Work sale of the Great Sydney Swim.  If you register online between now and Sunday 12 January you will receive a 15% discount on the...
Virgin Australia Deal
27/11/2013
Body Science Great Australian Swim Series has partnered with Virgin Australia to offer Australia Day weekend holiday packages to Sydney, including flights, accommodation and discounted entry into the Great Sydney Swim. The deal includes 3 nights accommodation at a range of Sydney hotels and is on sale from now until 12 January. This is a great weekend and a great start to your Australia...
Great Gold Coast Swim pics on Facebook
23/10/2013
Head over to our Facebook page and checkout the photos from the day. The sun was shining and the wind was light making for a fantastic day for an ocean swim. Here's just a taste.
It's looking HOT HOT HOT!
04/10/2013
Its Looking Hot Hot Hot!   The forecast for the Great Gold Coast Swim on Saturday 19 October is fine and hot – a perfect day to take the plunge. Just like September, October is shaping up to break records in the heat stakes which means the water is warmer than usual for this time of year, so no excuses. Our brand new partner HEAD Swimming is providing prizes for...
GREAT News
01/09/2013
To celebrate Father's Day, Ky Hurst has extended the $1.00 entry fee special. Up until Sunday 8 September when you enter the Great Gold Coast Swim you can enter the Great Sydney Swim for $1.00, the same goes for the Sydney Swim - enter the Great Sydney Swim and you can enter the Great Gold Coast Swim for $1.00. Simply choose your favourite swim check the "Yes please book me into the same...
Show your true colours on Australia Day!
22/01/2013
Ky Hurst's Body Science Great Australian Swim Series final on Australia Day is only 5 days away.  Show your true colours and take the plunge early by signing up online today. Our first 1200 swimmesrs are guaranteed one of the best swimming race packs in Australia, they are going fast so don’t leave your entry until the last minute. Packs include a P&O Cruises full...
Our Christmas Gift to You!
18/12/2012
Guess what?  Body Science Great Australian Swim Series is offering everyone 10% off all entry fees on all swims in the Great Sydney Swim on Australia day.  It's our Christmas gift to you! Simply enter the code word "Christmas" in the coupon code field when entering.  You have from now until Christmas Day to take advantage of this offer. Stuck for a last...
Picture perfect conditions are only one reason why you should!
22/11/2012
With three days to go until the Great Brisbane Swim here are the top 5 reasons why you should enter today! The weather conditions will be picture perfect– Very light breeze at 5 to 7 knots with a high of 27 degrees. A tonne of prizes – there are some great prizes up for grabs including 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for every race category and a random draw prize of two...
Gold Coast Turns on a Picture Perfect Day!
15/10/2012
It was a picture perfect day on Sunday for the first swim in the Body Science Great Australian Swim Series - the sun was shining, the ocean was like glass and the whales even popped in to see what was going on, with hundreds of swimmers young and old taking the plunge.   Congratulations to all our winners and everyone who took part in the Great Gold Coast Swim. We hope you...
Entries Now Open!
05/09/2012
Online entries for the Body Science Great Australian Swim Series - Great Gold Coast Swim are now open. The first of  Ky Hurst's training schedules were also released this week, heralding the time to start perparing for Round 1 of the Series.   Whether you are a seasoned ocean swimmer or a novice just starting out this is the perfect event to take the plunge!  As...
Body Science Great Australian Swim Series - Season Three
20/04/2012
The Body Science Great Australian Swim Series 3  will again be held in some of Australia’s most recognised beaches and destinations on the following dates this coming Summer: Great Gold Coast Swim – Coolangatta Beach                       14 October 2012...
Australia Day Swim Results Are In!
26/01/2012
It's official, despite the gloomy weather conditions leading up to the Australia Day Swim, Sydney turned on the sunshine long enough to hold another highly successful and fun Great Sydney Swim at the Opera House today. Results are now available online, to see how you went  and who has the bragging rights in your household or amongst your mates check out the results here. A...
74-Year-Old Olympic Torch-Bearer joins the Great Australian Swim Series Competitors
18/01/2012
74-YEAR-OLD OLYMPIC TORCH-BEARER JOINS THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN SWIM SERIES COMPETITORS   A lifelong amateur swimmer in his 70's is traveling from the UK to Sydney this week, to join the hundreds of competitors in diving in to Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 2012.   74-year-old amateur swimmer Michael Jennings is making the long-haul journey to take part in the Body...
Great Sydney Swim - Week 4Training Tips
18/01/2012
Hope you enjoyed last week's sets and learning how to surge.  I know that it has definitely helped my training and I felt the benefits last weekend at Portsea where I felt I could pull away from my competitors who were on my feet. Tip of the week -"pacing" There is no real secret here, you just need to learn to “put in” a little bit more than normal and...
Great Sydney Swim - Week 3 Training Tips
18/01/2012
Hope all is well and your swimming speed is coming along nicely. We are now only three weeks out from the Final in Sydney and this coming week I would like you to use what you have been learning with the pace work and the interval work and roll this out into what can actually happen in any ocean swim. No ocean swim or conditions are the same and you can experience situations where...
Great Sydney Swim - Week 2 Training Tips
18/01/2012
Hope you all had a great Christmas and enjoy your new year. This coming week, I want you to build on last week but let’s focus on trying to learn how to hold best ‘average speed’. You know about 'controlled speed', “He who holds the fastest consistent pace goes the best!”  So how can we work on this?  This week we start doing...
Great Sydney Swim - Week 1 Training Tips
18/01/2012
There will be a 5 week program to run through into Sydney and I will be providing tips to improve each week but the first week is a gradual program so that you can still enjoy the festive season, some holidays and even a few events to compete in. No doubt your fitness is getting there so let’s try to maximise it. Remember my motto, “Train Smarter not harder”........
Round 3 of the Body Science Great Australian Swim Series returns to Redcliffe
24/11/2011
The picturesque foreshore of Suttons Beach, Redcliffe will provide the backdrop for round three of the Body Science Great Australian Swim Series on Sunday 27th November. After the success of last year’s event, this year promises to be even bigger and better with entries filling quickly. Once again there will be three races on the day from the 300 metre junior kid’s race, to...
Perfect Conditions for an Ocean Swim
23/09/2011
A light off shore breeze and less than 1ft of swell will provide perfect conditions for this Sunday’s Round 1 of the Body Science Great Australian Swim Series at Coolangatta Beach. Hundreds of swimmers – young and old, celebrities and athletes will take the plunge at Coolangatta for Round 1 of the Body Science Great Australian Swim Series The event will see races for all...
Body Science Great Australian Swim Series 2011-12 splashes into a new season
23/09/2011
After the success of last season, The Body Science Great Australian Swim Series is back for 2011-12! The series has been expanded to four swims in 2011-12 with a new event to be held on 20 November 2011 at the iconic Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays. Other swims are scheduled for Coolangatta Beach (25 September), Sutton’s Beach Redcliffe (27 November 2011) and the outstanding Australia...
Great Australia Day at the Inaugural Great Sydney Swim
28/01/2011
As Australia Day dawned on Sydney’s iconic Opera House, hundreds of swimmers were limbering up to take a dip in the country’s most famous Harbour for the very first Body Science Great Australian Swim Series finale.   The event, organised by sporting personalities Ky Hurst and Brendan Capell, drew a crowd of over 700 competitors, including two famous faces...
Great Gold Coast Swim Report
23/01/2011
Trent Grimsey has taken out today’s Bodyscience Great Australian Swim in marvellous conditions at Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Grimsey’s victory means he has now won back-to-back elite races after winning the first race of the series at Redcliffe in November. In the women’s elite race, 18 year old Natasha Harrison upstaged a stellar field which included World Distance champion Melissa...
Great Sydney Swim Start Times
20/01/2011
    Category Start Time   300m Kids 8.30am   750m – All Ages 8.40am   750m – Anything Goes 8.45am...


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