Roughies Races

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all scheduled events in the area, but open water swimming events are re-opening tentatively in Autumn 2021. We hope to schedule our own swimming and social events as soon as practical this year. Look out for our 100 x 100s event, and the Roughies Races!

Here’s the details from our last Race day to give you an idea…

The Roughies Races are back in November 2019 at the Fitzroy Swimming Pool (5.15pm warm up for a 6pm start).

Swim up to 4 of the below events:

Event 1 – 400m freestyle
Event 2 – 100m freestyle
Event 3 – 50m backstroke
Event 4 – 50m butterfly
Event 5 – 50m breaststroke
Event 6 – 50m freestyle

$35 entry fee including supper.  $15 meal for spectators . Overall age category prizes based on aggregated points for events 1 to 6.  Limited to first 52 entries for 400m event.  Guest swimmers are welcome!

Note, if on 21 November 2019 it is looking like bad weather on the day, a decision will be made to move the event to Richmond Recreation Centre.


The Aquashop were supporters of the Roughies Races in late 2019. Please return the favour by checking out their website.

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