Rip View Swim Classic

Thank you to all of our wonderful swimmers and sponsors that supported the  31st Rip View Swim Classic which was held on Sunday 30th December 2018.

We are looking at the most suitable day for the 32nd swim (remembering that due to our location we must start as close to low tide as possible to avoid tidal issues) and Saturday 4th January 2020 will be the ideal date.


The Point 1.4km RIp View Swim Classic is one of the three big swims on the Victorian Summer Calendar and a favourite especially for those new to open water swimming. The location at Port Phillip Heads makes our swim totally dependent on low tide, and we carefully select the most suitable date between Christmas and the Pier to Pub. 



The Funky Trunks 3.8km Rip View Swim Classic, starts at the Santa Casa (Nun's) Beach (Henry Street Queenscliff - Beach Marker 8B) and hugs the Lonsdale Bight until it joins up with the start of the 1.4km swim at the Spring's Beach (Bowen Road Point Lonsdale - Beach Marker 5B). It then follows the traditional course to the finish line, opposite the Point Lonsdale Front Beach Shops.    

Coming from the Mornington Penisula via the Sorrento - Queenscliff Ferry ? We operate a mini bus service with our volunteer bus drivers. Return bus services will operate in the afternoon for the return trip.


Come along and support this major fundraiser for the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club at arguably Point Lonsdale's biggest annual event.



Thanks to our 30th Rip View Swim Classic sponsors:


The Point 

Funky Trunks 

Hahn Super Dry 

Cancer Council Sunscreens 

Emma and Tom's 


Car Parking advice


Please be considerate of the residents and holiday makers of Point Lonsdale by allowing plenty of time to park your car and parking legally, which will also avoid a fine ! There are two main recommended parking sites, a short walk from all the action. See below:


Rip View Carpark - South of finish line - off Point Lonsdale Road:

South Car Park


Royal Oval - Near the 1.4km start - corner Point Lonsdale Road & Bowen Road:

North Car Park




Previous Swim Results


Results of the December 2017 event are available from the link below: total 1,350 registrations.


Results of the January 2017 event are available from the link below: total 1,455 registrations. 


Results of the January 2016 event are available from the link below: total 1,547 registrations.  


Results of the December 2014 event are available from the link below: total 1,343 swimmers.


Results of the December 2013 event are available from the link below: total 1,313 swimmers.


For any results / timing queries please contact Tomato Timing:


Thank you to our Major Sponsors


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