Event Type
Swim Distances

500m & 1.5km

Swim Start Times
  • 8:00am - Registration and on-the-day entries opens (Caves Beach SLSC)
  • 8:30am - 500m swim registration/entries closes
  • 9:15am - 1.5km swim registration/entries closes

500m swim

  • 9:00am - Marshalling / Swim Briefing
  • 9:10am – Swim start
  • 15 minutes after the last swimmer returns a presentation will be held in front of Club House

1.5km swim

  • 9:45am – Marshalling/Swim Briefing at Spoon Rocks
  • 10:00am – Swim commences
  • 15 minutes after the last swimmer returns a presentation will be held in front of Club House
Swim Pricing

500m swim

  • $25 Online
  • $30 On-the-day

1.5km swim

  • $50 Online
  • $60 On-the-day
Max Entries


Minimum Age

500m - 9-11-years-old, 1.5km - 12-years-old


Caves Beach NSW, Australia

Other Event Info

Swim caps

Event branded swim caps will be provided to all participants this year.  These will be available for collection, along with timing devices, at registration.

Shuttle bus

There will be a shuttle bus available to take swimmers to the walkway through to the beach at Spoon Rocks for the 1500m swim. Alternatively, it’s a 15-minute walk, for those that would like to stretch their legs before the event.

Bag drop

There will be a bag drop area available at the Caves Beach Surf Club, where participants can leave their belongings for their swim.


500m - 3 age categories, based on age on the day of the swim ie 9, 10, 11.

1500m - 8 age categories based on age on the day of the swim, plus overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Age categories: 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Under 18 swimmers

Parents/guardians of swimmers aged under 18 must complete the online entry form, not the swimmers themselves. They must include their consent to the entry with full name and phone contact, entered into the Emergency contact fields. Just a phone number, a first name, or a number and first name will not do. Entries of U18 swimmers without this complete parental/guardian consent will not be accepted. Entries of U18 swimmers also must use the parent's email address, not that of the U18 swimmer.


Refund & Cancellation Policy

The organiser of this event, Caves 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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Event results
  • Max Hoste
    24 Apr 2022 at 4:04pm

    Good ocean swim, good swell throughout swim with waves to be negotiated at the end of the swim. Water clarity was as good as could be expected with conditions leading up to swim. Challenging but not onerous.

  • Alicia Drain
    25 Apr 2022 at 4:26am

    Excellent swim very well ran

  • Murray
    26 Apr 2022 at 11:40am

    Great swim,
    Safe, well run, ontime, Excellent course for swell and great scenery.

  • John Bamberry
    26 Apr 2022 at 2:16pm

    Always enjoy the Caves Beach Swim. Hidden gem of a beach and always well run. Conditions enjoyable; water quality still affected by recent rain events but better than the March conditions, when the event was orginally scheduled. Good job CBSLSC.

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