It’s been a busy few months on the Global Swim Series calendar and so far we’ve seen a ton of action as swimmers from across North America and Europe have completed the bulk of their season.  At this point swimmers from Canada, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Russia, the USA and Serbia are all in the running for various top spots in the Global Rankings but now as we look ahead to summer in the Southern hemisphere our friends in New Zealand and Australia get their turn to catch up.

New Zealand has a strong presence in the Global Swim Series with 12 total GSS races and we’re pleased to welcome back the 7 events on the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series to the schedule.

Taking place all around New Zealand these 7 events all offer their own individual fun environment, all up to the top notch quality the New Zealand OSS has to provide.  Interspersed on the schedule with our other GSS New Zealand races they offer the perfect opportunity for swimmers to rack up some serious points on the Global Rankings.

Duke of Marlborough Hotel Bay of Islands Classic

December 1st

The Gem – Omaha

December 15th

Interislander Capital Classic

January 27th

Generation Homes Sand to Surf

February 9th

Interislander The Big Tahuna

March 2nd

Generation Homes Legend of the Lake

March 16th

Swim the Bridge

April 6th

The series of events organized under the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series has been around for 12 years and has grown into an expert team providing top quality events that typically bring in around 1000 swimmers per event.  If you’re looking to rack up some GSS points in New Zealand these events should be part of your race calendar!

Rounding out our coverage of the upcoming GSS season in New Zealand we’ll also be previewing the 5 GSS races hosted by the Auckland Central Masters Team, stay tuned!


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