Copeton Freshwater Swim

January 15, 2013

Inverell will be hosting a new Freshwater Swim Event on Apr 27 2013.  The event will be held on the waters of the beautiful Copeton Dam, 40km from Inverell in the Northern NSW Tablelands. 

Copeton Freshwater SwimThis will be the highest open water swim in NSW – The Swim with Altitude!

Apparently the fish are biting at Copeton too (but not swimmers).

Full details and online registration is available at the Ocean Swims website.


Event info…

  • Event – The Copeton Freshwater Swim
  • Organiser – Rotary Club of Inverell East
  • Distance – There will be two distances:  2km (1:30pm), 600m (Noon).
  • Venue – in the waters behind Copeton Dam, 40km from Inverell on the NSW Northern Tablelands.
  • Time/Date – Saturday, April 27, 2013 – 600m 12 noon, 2km 1:30pm
  • Registration – race day – close 10-11:15am, briefing 11:30am
  • Entry fee – 2km – $55 including event t-shirt, swim cap ($65 on race day), 600m – $10 including swim cap only ($15 on race day) NB: Day entry to national park $10 per vehicle.
  • Online entries close – 5pm, Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Conditions – A gentle lake swim, but be aware, this is fresh water, which poses its own issues over salt water.
  • Mimimum age – 8

This will be a great day out for all the family and there are great prizes up for grabs, so make sure you mark this one in your calendar.