Event Type
Swim Distances

1km & 2.8km

Swim Start Times
  • 8:30am - Little Big Swim (1km)
  • 10:00am - Big Swim (2.8km)

Registrations open at 7:30am.

Swim Pricing

Little Big Swim

  • 10 to 16-years-old - $30
  • 17+ years-old - $45

Big Swim

  • 12-16-years-old - $35
  • 17+ years-old - $55

Late entries on-the-day +$20

Minimum Age

Little Big Swim = 10-years-old, Big Swim = 12-years-old

Other Event Info

For complete event information, including the most up-to-date COVID-19 & vaccinations policy, please visit the official event website.

Elite Swimmers

Wave 1 is known as the Elite Wave, and will be comprised of elite and other faster swimmers.

There are limited places available in the elite Wave. The top 10% will be determined by reference to the Order of Precedence maintained by oceanswims.com. Swimmers who have not competed in ocean swim before could submit a 1 km pool time for consideration.

For a space in the 2022 Elite Wave, please send an email to [email protected] with details and attend the timing tent on the morning of the swim for approval. Entry will be closed 30 minutes before race start time at 9:30am.

Fins n Skins

The final wave of the race is the Fins n Skins event. This is only wave where flippers and wetsuits are allowed. Should you wish to swim join this wave, make sure you select Fins n Skins on the entry form.

Whale Beach BBQ

Following the race, Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club will be putting on a barbecue, serving sausage sandwiches, rissoles sandwiches and a selection of soft drinks, beers and wine.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

The organiser of this event, Whale Beach SLSC, is a registered charity. This event is a major fundraiser for the club, and all proceeds go towards providing its volunteer lifesaving services to the community.

Cancelling your entry

Should you wish to cancel your entry, for any reason, at any time, the following applies:

  • Refunds are not available, your entry fee will be donated to the club

Event cancellation

Should the event be cancelled due to poor and/or dangerous ocean conditions, or Government-mandated health restrictions, the following will apply:

  • Entries will not be refunded
  • The organiser may, at their discretion, choose another date for the event in the same season and rollover entries to the new date
  • Should another date not be found within the same season, the event will be deemed to be cancelled, and there will be no refunds.

The organiser thanks you for your understanding and support.

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