Australia Beach Games – Lakes Entrance is another great weekend of fun in the Australia Beach Games series. The festival is a new and exciting multisport event that brings together all kinds of activities to enjoy at the water’s edge.
The Gippsland Lakes system offers a unique venue for a fantastic beach party set to take place on February 23rd to 25th at Lakes Entrance, Victoria. The family friendly weekend will play host to great live music, a fabulous food truck carnival, a Moneyball Competition, and a wide variety of sports.
With over 12 sports to choose from like netball, darts, sailing, frisbee, and life saving, you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to participate and compete!
Swimming is one of the main events of the weekend and is featured on Saturday, February 24th. This year’s festival includes 3 amazing open-water swim distances with two different courses. The 600m and 1.2km distances share the same rectangular course starting with a quick jaunt from the shore. Starting from the same location as the other races, the 5km race is 2 loops of a triangular shaped course that stretches further down the lake along the beach.
The Australian Beach Games swimming champions in the 1.2km and 5km races are awarded in the male and female categories for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group where minimum entry numbers are reached. The 600m race has an award for 1st place in the male and female categories (not broken down by age group). To find out more about the age group categories, please check out the Australia Beach Games Lakes Entrance Swimming page.
One of the other fun sports competitions available at this year’s festival is Life Saving. Taking place on Saturday, February 24, this competition is a 4 part series that includes a 1km run, beach sprints, beach flags, and boards. Age categories include ages under 15, 15-18, 35+, and 50+.
If you are looking to enjoy the weekend’s festivities without breaking a sweat, come on down to check out the latest sports and technical equipment at the shopping expo, enjoy a cold drink at one of the many bars, or let your kids expend some energy at the jumping castles and games area. With all the activities going on at the Australia Beach Games Lakes Entrance, you won’t want to miss it!
For more information about Lakes Entrance area and accommodations, please check out the Australia Beach Games Lakes Entrance website.