Wreck 2 Reef Open Water Swim Classic 2018

Indented Head Open Water Swim Wreck2Reef. Bellarine Peninsula

An event for everyone!

Showcasing the stunning Bellarine & supporting local youth

Open water swim lovers, families, friends, locals and visitors alike will be indulged in one of the most spectacular bay races in the entire region with details of the 9th annual Wreck 2 Reef Open Water Swim Classic announced. In the line-up is an exciting new 2.5km Open Swim. The much anticipated community event will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Initiated in 2010, the Wreck 2 Reef is held in the stunning, protected waters of Half Moon Bay at Indented Head which offers some of the smoothest and safest water available to competitors in Port Phillip Bay. With incredible views across the bay to Melbourne, the channel, You Yangs and further afield – and local food and beverages to enjoy on the day - supporters will be spoilt as well.

For those a little daunted at the thought of a bay water swim, fear not, Wreck 2 Reef has an event for everyone! In addition to the classic 1.2km swim, last year saw the introduction of a short novice 500 metre swim to encourage those who have not entered an organised swim before (or were not comfortable attempting the larger distance) get involved and see an achievable goal. There is also a 300 metre swim for Juniors which includes a fun beach dig for cash and prizes.

The Wreck2Reef Open Water Swim Classic is hosted and co-ordinated each year by the mighty team of the Indented Head Yacht Club. From inception, two aims have underpinned Wreck 2 Reef - to provide an event that showcases the Northern Bellarine and raise much needed funds to support healthy activities for the youth of the local area. The Indented Head Yacht Club provides the only organised activity for youth in Indented Head.

John Walter of the Indented Head Yacht Club said the club was committed to bringing the joy and healthy activity of sailing to youth, especially where there may be social economic considerations which hinder affordability of purchasing a yacht and associated safety equipment to sail.

“Although we are not a swimming club, Wreck 2 Reef has facilitated the ability to generate the funds necessary to support an expansion of our youth sail training program. Each year, we use the net proceeds to purchase a number of training yachts including Minnows, Opti’s, Sabres and Lasers as well as the associated safety equipment to go with them,” John said.

“We have also purchased several Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) that we use to monitor safety of sailors on the water and to provide on water coaching.”

Book online to be guaranteed of discounted Entry Fees via

Online entry fees;

$45 for the 1.2km and 500 metre events and $20 for the Junior Dash.

On-the-day fees are;

$50 for the 1.2km and 500 metre and $20 for the Junior Dash.

The new 2.5km Swim event $55 Entry fee - which includes free entry into the 1.2Km event also, please note online registration only for this event.

For more information about the Indented Head Yacht Club and its activities, which are open to members and non-members alike, visit

Media – for more information please contact Andrew Dix 0418 103 339 or John Walter Ph 0409 132 535