Mind & Body

Power through the pier to pub…and then a pint and parma!

The prized swim will return in 2022!


When COVID ruined everything in sight, Lorne’s annual Pier to Pub swim wasn’t safe. After nearly 5,000 swimmers and 20,000 spectators witnessed the 2020 event, it was sadly held virtually for the first time in 40 years this year. But the 1.2km swim will be back in 2022 from Jan 7-8th, barring any 48th (corona) wave…

Entries will be open from November so stay tuned here. If you’ve never entered the swim, what better way to kick off #DO52 at the start of the year!? And if you really want to shed those festive kilos, why not enter the Mountain to Surf 8km run the day before the pier to pub swim?

Now this isn’t any special kind of pier to pub with our mention of a pint and parma. So don’t worry about having to neck a beer and smash a parma in a certain time slot the second you hit the shores. We just think you definitely deserve to reward yourself for completing the physical challenge once you set foot in the Lorne Hotel.

That face though...

You will have to be reasonably fit but you have time to train if you’ve let yourself go a bit. Swimmers should be able to confidently swim 1500m in a pool to get through the 1.2km course which is the world’s largest open water swim (true story – Guiness World Records).

Speaking of records, the fastest ever swim was completed in just 10 minutes 30 seconds and if you’re feeling confident you can enter the Superfish category. Swim like a fish and then drink like a fish afterwards!

Entries for the swim cost $70 and further details on the 2022 event will be posted soon.

Photo Credit: Geelong Advertiser

From $ 70 / person


  • The challenge itself!
  • Friendly competition!
  • The finish line for that pint and parma!
Enter now!

When & Where


5, Ocean Road South, Lorne, Victoria, 3232, Australia


friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

saturday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

other days are closed

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