The Chopper Swim Challenge is a 20km fundraising "non event" ocean swim from Matiatia Beach on Waiheke Island to Mechanics Bay in Auckland on Monday, 18 March 2019.
The event is a dedicated fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and all participants commit to raising donations for this vital service. This is a difficult swim and should be attempted by experienced and confident swimmers only. As a solo swimmer (20km) you should have completed at least a 10km open water swim in the last 12 months before entering this event.
It is free to enter and run solely by volunteers. Swimmers are asked to raise money, and so far over $200,000 has been raised for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.