Australia Day weekend photo challenge

Competition Winners

We loved all the entries in our Australia Day weekend #oceanfitphotochallenge!

The winners have been picked & you can check out the winning entries in this sideshow on Facebook.

Thanks to everyone who took part, we hope you enjoyed your long weekend of ocean swimming!

Special thanks to these events:

  • The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run & Cole Classic​ (4 Feb),
  • World Series Swims​ Noosa Swim Festival (3-4 Feb),
  • Elite Energy Events​ Husky ocean swim (16 Feb), and
  • Woollgongong Splash & Dash​ (24 Feb).

Enter now & get along to these awesome events during February.

Individual winners:

@geor.el = Wollongong Splash ‘n Dash entry & $25 North Kiosk voucher

@leannejpratt = Cole Classic double entry

@derekmunnelly = Noosa Summer Swim weekend package

@laroo = Husky Ocean Swim double entry

@navaimbs = OceanFit clinic voucher

@bingbonglizzie = Vorgee swim pack

@georgieelse = Vorgee swim pack

@rodgerrabbit07 = Vorgee swim pack

@kitaconqueringadventures = Vorgee swim pack

If the winners could please get in touch with Andre at, we’ll get your prizes out to you!

Well done to those who were also entered into the major draw for the trip for two to Hamilton Island​ for the Whitehaven Beach ocean swim, as part of our season of ocean swim challenges.

Australian’s love swimming in open water, and there’s no better time than an Australia Day long weekend to take a dip in your favourite spot, or as you explore our coastline and inland waterways!

In this challenge you’re tasked with posting a photo of your open water swim to Instagram tagged with #oceanfitphotochallenge.

All open water swims are eligible, so dive into the ocean, lake, river, creek, rock pool or wherever you get wet in the wild!


We’ve got some fantastic lucky-draw prizes for this challenge, including:

Winners will be chosen at random from photos correctly tagged with the hashtag “#oceanfitphotochallenge” during the period Thu 25 Jan, to Sun 28 Jan. Draw to take place on Monday 29th Jan, winners listed on this page & notified by social media.

Get in the draw for the Challenges grand prize

To get in the draw to win a trip for two to Hamilton Island, including flights*, three nights accommodation and entry into the 2018 Whitehaven Beach ocean swim, you will need to:

  • Take and tag your Instagram photo with #oceanfitphotochallenge
  • Register on the Challenges website, and
  • Comment below with the location of your photo (this will earn you the Bonus Challenge badge).

The Whitehaven Beach ocean swim (18 Nov) is part of the Hamilton Island Endurance Series. Conditions apply.

Note: You don’t need to enter the grand prize to be eligible for the random prize draw.

Photo Entries


  1. olivia

    Xavier aged 10 continues to conquer his ocean fears with his now 3rd awesome ocean swim. Todays swim was through Ocean Grove surf lifesaving club at Ocean grove surf beach#australiaswims #oceanfitphotochallenge.
    Whitehaven is his dream. We have been to hamilton prior to his love of the ocean swimming. Yes please to whitehaven. Happy Aus day/weekend all!