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  • Andrew Rice
    30 Jan 2022 at 1:18pm

    Amazing event! Well run and really enjoyable! Only clocked 2.4km instead of 2.8 but that hot the end of the world. Would highly recommend doing this swim!

  • Annie K
    30 Jan 2022 at 2:20pm

    Such a well run event. All the volunteers both in and out of the water were friendly and helpful!
    Thanks for all your efforts-will be back next year👍

  • Lisa
    30 Jan 2022 at 3:04pm

    Fabulous event. Well organised. Fabulous vibe. Thanks to all who helped make it a success.

  • Patricia Major
    30 Jan 2022 at 3:17pm

    I am so happy and proud that I participated in the little big swim. I will definitely be doing the big swim next year. Very well organized and supported event. Thanks to everyone involved.

  • Josh
    30 Jan 2022 at 4:14pm

    Well organised. Beautiful swim. Delicious fruit to eat at the finish line

  • Sam Gilchrist
    30 Jan 2022 at 5:56pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed todays swim to Whale. It’s been 11yrs since I last had a go.

    The parking and shuttle service from the soccer park was very well run. Particular mention to the people who managed the exit and stopping traffic to allow us out.

  • Fin Crawford
    1 Feb 2022 at 9:49am

    As always a well organised & great day out. Though it was The Shorter Big Swim this year – the start seemed to be 50 metres south of where it is normally is & the cans were in much closer than normal on the way around to Whaley & then when you got to Whaley the cans were
    on an angle into the beach/finish gate where usually they take you pretty much straight across the beach then make a hard right into the beach/finish
    We love the Big Swim because it usually is the Biggest/Longest Swim
    @ around 2.8km (unless you like 5km swims ) Thank again for a fun day out.

  • Geoff Meers
    29 Jan 2023 at 3:32pm

    Thank you for a flawlessly organised and executed event!! Perfect from transport to rego to water safety to those yummy nectarines at the finish!! Definitely a bit shorter this year which probably explains my huge time improvement!!😂
    One suggestion- next year, if it’s blue and sunny, once there are swimmers right along the course, send up a drone and capture a 3 minute video of the course. Set it to majestic orchestral music like the previous video and feature it each year on your home page. A majestic swim deserves a magestic promo video!!

  • Blobby Bobby
    29 Jan 2023 at 3:49pm

    Really well organised, safe and enjoyable challenge to take on. Only recommendation would be to get a better graphic designer on the merchandise.

  • Stephen
    29 Jan 2023 at 6:06pm

    Heaven in the spray tent

  • brian lawrence
    29 Jan 2023 at 7:08pm

    Well run as usual. The overcast weather was welcome, the choppy seas a bit less so. The race instruction that you need not go around the cans was strange, everyone would thus have done different distances. I did go round the cans but measured just over 2.3km, others had closer to 2.6kms. Maybe my Garmin at fault. In any case, thanks to all organisers and volunteers.

  • Sinclair
    29 Jan 2023 at 9:53pm

    Lots of water safety, all so helpful and friendly. A great event and we’ll run!

  • CPR & Anaphylaxis completed
    30 Jan 2023 at 5:09pm

    Brilliant course, the conditions were great, a bit of swell, chop & pull with a nice shorie at the end, as ocean swims should be. The Whale Beach club do a fantastic job, special mention to food guys, fruit & sizzle, just cannot go wrong as well as all the volunteers which enables those of us swimming to just have a great day.

  • Inge
    30 Jan 2023 at 7:48pm

    I recommend this iconic swim! A few points: The long queues for women’s toilets at the start was a bit of a problem. It would be nice to have categories for five year age groups rather than ten. And it would be great to have recycling of swimming caps. A big thank you to the army of volunteers!

  • Paul
    31 Jan 2023 at 5:12pm

    Always a great swim, well organised and an enjoyable start to the day.
    Why are all the age group categories 5 years and then a +60?

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