Taalinup Goribilyup
Blackwood River Swim

Sunday 5 November 2023
Augusta

Welcome to Swim Goribilyup – an extraordinary river swim event that invites you to experience the pristine beauty of Augusta's Goribilyup (Blackwood River) in a way like never before.

Get ready to embark on a journey that combines nature immersion, indigenous education, and the joy of swimming in the longest river in South West WA.

This event is open to EVERYONE! Mermaids AND mermen!

Event Overview

  • Date: November 5th, 2023
  • Location: Augusta, Western Australia
  • Option A: 2km out-and-back course with the tide
  • Option B: 1km walk to the turn around, followed by a 1km swim
  • open to EVERYONE!

Read the FAQs here

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What you get

  • awesome event swim cap
  • your choice of hot drink
  • event stainless steel cup to keep
  • event insurances and logistics
  • fun, awe and connection

swim in awe

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Connect with real nature

Dive into the tranquil waters of Goribilyup (Blackwood River) and immerse yourself in its incredible, pristine environment.

Experience the changing sensations as you move through the river, being part of the interplay between freshwater and ocean tides.

Indigenous Education

Learn the indigenous names of local flora and fauna guided by a local Wadandi custodian. With a Welcome to Country prior to the event, you'll gain local insights into the river's significance and deepen your understanding of the area's cultural importance.
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It's not a race

Unlike traditional swim events, Swim Goribilyup is all about the experience.

Take your time, observe nature, and relish the changing colors of the water as you swim in the tide.

Awesome Merch

As a participant, you'll receive an exclusive Swim Goribilyup swim cap and a limited edition MIIR mug. After your swim, savour the warmth of Bahen and Co hot chocolate or Ripple Effect Organic Tea in your event mug!

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Post Swim Connection

After the swim we encourage you to enjoy your drink and share your experiences, what you saw, and what you enjoyed with fellow swimmers.

Enjoy your choice of hot chocolate or fresh organic tea in your new limited edition keep cup! Bring a blanket, bring a picnic, sit in awe!

Event Overview

  • Date: November 5th, 2023
  • Location: Augusta, Western Australia
  • Option A: 2km out-and-back course with the tide
  • Option B: 1km walk to the turn around, followed by a 1km swim
  • Open to EVERYONE!

Read the FAQs here

Entries Closed. Event Conducted.

ENTER NOW

What you get

  • awesome event swim cap
  • your choice of hot drink
  • event stainless steel cup to keep
  • event insurances and logistics
  • fun, awe and connection
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Event Details

  • The event starts on the grass near Turner St Jetty with a race briefing and local introduction to nature and welcome to country.
  • Parking is available along Allnut Terrace, providing easy access to the event venue.
  • Participants can choose from two swim options, 2km or 1k walk +1k swim, each offering a unique perspective of the river.
  • Safety is a priority: A team of surf lifesavers, Marine Rescue and a doctor will be on hand to ensure your well-being throughout the event.
  • Please note that public toilets are available at the start and finish, and participants should be prepared for a public change shuffle. No showers are available.

Event Times

  • 10.30am Registrations open next to Turner St Jetty, Augusta. Parking is available along Allnut Terrace, providing easy access to the event venue.
  • 11.30am Event briefing and welcome to country
  • Midday: 2km Swim start, in the water at Turner St Jetty. If tidal conditions dictate, the event starting point may change. Advice will be provided on the day prior to the event.
  • Swimmers participating in the 1km swim start will walk to Ellis street Jetty ready to start once the last of 2k swimmers have passed Ellis street Jetty
  • 12.15-1.30 event finish at Turners St Jetty. Bring a blanket and a picnic to sit, enjoy your efforts and admire the beauty of the Goribilyup!

Post Swim Feels

Swim Goribilyup isn't just about the event day – it's about building connections and memories that last.Ready to be a part of this unique experience? Enter now to secure your spot and become a part of the Swim Goribilyup community. Please note entries are limited due to safety, so don't wait until the last minute to enter!Join us as we celebrate nature, culture, and the joy of swimming. Together, let's make a splash and create unforgettable memories along the Taalinup Goribilyup.
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