Trans Derwent Swim


The Trans Derwent Swim is a staple of the Royal Hobart Regatta; and in 2024, as the Regatta celebrates 186 years, the swim will return on Sunday.

The traditional swim comprises a 1.5km route across the Derwent River, commencing in Montagu Bay and finishing at the Regatta Grounds within the allocated 45 minutes.

Since its inception, the Trans Derwent Swim has become a must-do for locals, as well as interstate and international visitors. The swim caters for 100+ swimmers, who must brave the dark waters of the Derwent River in this challenging feat.

Double Derwent

The Double Derwent is just that, a veritable 3km round trip for the brave of heart!


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Swimming Terms

In submitting this entry you:

  • State that you have read and will comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Event (also available on the Royal Hobart Regatta website)
  • Declare that you are physically fit enough to compete in the Event
  • Discharge the organisers of any responsibility for any injury that may occur to your person whilst participating in the Event
  • Accept the decision of the nominated judges as final and binding


Important Notes:

  • Please ensure you enter the name of all competing swimmers when finalising ticket entry
  • Swimmers intending to use fins or flippers must register as a finswimmer
  • Swimmers participating in the Skins (no wetsuit) category must only wear cap, goggles, ear plugs/nose clips, and standard bathing attire
  • Goggles, ear plugs and nose clips should be considered for this swim

Trans Derwent