Mitchelton Wines: Club 2 Pub Swim

Saturday March 6, 2021 commencing at 12 noon with registration check-in and timing band pick-up closing at 11:40am – Nagambie Open Water swimming – The Club to Pub

In partnership with Goulburn Valley Crocs Masters swimming.  Swimming a circuit loop from the Nagambie Rowing Club Buckley Park walk bridge, past Nagambie 3608 Brewery, returning to the Buckley Park boat ramp. 

If you're new to the sport or just curious then why not try the 600 meter event.

Event Category and Awards to 3rd placing in each;

Revised NagambieNow age groupings awards


Ryan Gowty Memorial Trophy History
Ryan Gowty has a long history with the Nagambie On Water open water swim. In 2009, as a junior, he not only won the junior category but placed third fastest overall for the males. As a senior he was on the podium numerous times, narrowly missing the fastest overall swimmer in 2015, by just seconds.

At just 20 years of age Ryan was tragically killed in a camping accident on the Murray River over the 2018 Christmas break. The NOW Festival have two memorial awards in memory of Ryan.  Fastest Male and Fastest Female Swimmers in the 1.1km event.

Race information

Individual perpetual trophies for winners and medals for 1/2/3 place-getters.

A newly introduced deep water start for 2021, the course follows the lake foreshore from Buckley Park Boat Ramp walking bridge, through the heads past Nagambie Rowing club, Black Caviar, Nagambie 3608 Brewery, looping back to Buckley Park for a short 10m sprint to the finish line.  Spectators will be able to line the lake banks and the Brewery  to encourage the competitors from start to finish.  Depending on Rowing Club activities the course may be altered to facilitate the swim, updates will be provided as the event gets closer.

Online Entry fees –

1.1km Swim: Standard - Adults $40, Juniors $20 ($5 discount before 6 February with early bird pricing)

600 mtr Swim: all categories Standard - $20 ($5 discount before 6 February with with early bird pricing)

On day entry fee – incurs an additional $5 late fee on the standard pricing.

Online Entries Register here

COVID-19 Event Management Plan:

This event will be conducted using and following the guidelines of TIER 2 event procedures. Wave starts of appropriate size for each event to ensure social distancing , QR code check in for everyone who attends including participants, supporters, workers and volunteers. Upon finishing the event participants shall not gather, with presentations limited to be advised as the event approaches.

Participant agrees to complete symptom self assessment prior to leaving home and not attend if they are unwell or have been instructed to isolate or quarantine.

All participants must carry a fitter face covering.  Face coverings must be worn when registering,  and when unable to maintain 1.5m physical distance from others.  Face masks will obviously be not required to swim! 

​​With restrictions easing and immediate outlook looking optimistic, it is expected that this event will allow a fantastic experience similar to the event in past years.  However, the COVID-19 landscape can change quickly.  If the event is deemed not safe to hold per government directions, the event will be cancelled and a full refund less processing fees will be available.

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Electronic timing for the open water swim is performed by Fast Finish Event Timing, an event timing business servicing Victoria and southern New South Wales.  Facebook @fastfinish1 or head to their website for timing services information and results of prior years

Open water swimming is a great way to stay fit, enjoy the water ways of Victoria and meet new friends. If you are interested in other open water swims in Victoria we suggest you contact Masters Swimming Victoria or Cousin’s Tours.

This event is run in partnership with Goulburn Valley Crocs Masters Swimming and sponsored by Mitchelton Wines