2021 Blazer Portsea Swim Classic – Update

SAVE THE DATE: 23 January 2021
Please note that the date the 35 th running of the Portsea Swim Classic has been scheduled
for is Saturday 23 rd January. This date has been chosen as we believe it offers us the best
possibility of delivering a water-based event.
Thanks for checking in on the Portsea Swim Classic page! We are well advanced with our
planning for the 2021 Blazer Portsea Swim Classic and thank you all for your patience.
As hopefully everyone can appreciate, unlike previous years our plans reflect a number of
scenarios. These scenarios include everything from a “COVID-19 normal” swim through to a
virtual swim. One way or another, we will be celebrating the 35 th Portsea Swim Classic in 2021.

We are remaining hopeful that we will again be able to deliver Australia’s greatest
open water swim – a spectacularly visual event both above and below the water.
We are excited to welcome back our title sponsor Blazer, who continue to provide the event
with its iconic t-shirt and cap – arguably the best that you will find at any mass participation
event.
This year, we welcome Grainshaker, a handmade Australian Vodka, and Crestone Wealth
Management, a leading wealth advice and portfolio management services provider as Gold
sponsors. People4Ocean will also be returning as a Silver sponsor of the Portsea Swim
Classic. We thank these companies and the many other partners we have for their
continued support without which we could not deliver this great event.
In the coming weeks we will provide further updates on the event and will hopefully be able
to advise exactly what shape it will take. We will be carefully assessing all aspects of the
event based on the possible COVID-19 restrictions, with the safety of our swimmers and
volunteers at the forefront of these decisions.
With this in mind, we intend on delaying the opening of registrations to give us the best
possible chance of getting you all safely in the water. Please keep an eye on the website for
further information over the coming weeks.
The Portsea Swim Classic provides the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club funding which
contributes to the provision of vital lifesaving equipment and helps us keep the beach safe.
We thank you for your patience and hope that you will be able to support us in whatever
format this great event will take in 2021.