Winter Mile Swimming Carnival

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Date: 14 June 2020
Location: Brighton Baths Health Club, Brighton, VIC
Distance/s: 1600m, 800m and 150m
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Winter Mile Swimming Carnival It’s that Time of year! The 28th annual Brighton Baths Winter Swim Carnival is fast approaching! This historic event will be held on Sunday the 14th of June 2020.

It’s an early Sunday morning in Melbourne and the team at the Brighton Baths Health Club are setting up in eagerness for their biggest swim event of the year – the Winter Swimming Carnival. The staff are buzzing around all with a heart full of unconstrained excitement.

In just under two hours over 150 men, women and children will plunge into the icy waters at the historic Brighton Sea Baths for the opportunity to test their boundaries and swim among some of the best channel swimmers in the world, including the famed “Icebergers!”

The Icebergers are a resilient and diverse group that swim all year-round and regularly subject themselves to water temperatures between 8 – 12 C.

Each year the Winter Swimming Carnival plays host to three iconic swimming events, named after the legendary Brighton Icebergers – the 150m Ice Cube Dash, 800m John Dineen Half Mile, and the 1600m Harry Raisbeck Winter Mile. This event is a time-honoured ritual at the baths and has witnessed a beautiful evolution over the years.

What makes this event so special is the history behind the Brighton Baths. The Middle Brighton Baths was built in 1881, and what makes it even more unique, is that this beautiful place was the only sea baths that was open all year round.


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