Event Type
Swim Distances

250m, 500m & 3.8km

Swim Start Times
  • 8:00-9:30am - Registration
  • 8:00am - 500m swim
  • 8:30-9:00am - Bus transfer from Forster SLSC to Cape Hawke SLSC
  • 9:15am - 3.8km Club To Club swim
  • 9:30am - 250m swim
Swim Pricing
  • 250m - $5
  • 500m - $15
  • 3.8km - $45

On the day entries +$10


Minimum Age

250m - 8-years-old, 500m - 10-years-old, 3.8km - 14-years-old


Forster NSW, Australia

Other Event Info


All swimmers need to be at Forster Main Beach on Sunday morning to collect their race number and cap (or bring your own cap and recycle).

Bus transfer to start

Forster Buslines will transfer swimmers from Forster SLSC to the start line at Cape Hawke SLSC from 8:30am.

Club To Club time limit

There is a 2-hour time limit on completing the 3.8km Club To Club swim. Please comply with water safety requests.


14-19-years, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ and Opens.


You will need to QR check-in at registration at Forster SLSC, please socially distance.

Race Rules

  1. All swimmers must swim the prescribed course and ensure that their name is marked off the official entrants register at the conclusion of the Dorsal 3.8km and  250m and 500m swim even if they do not complete the course.
  2. Swimmers must swim in the category for which they are eligible.
  3. All swimmers must wear their prescribed cap, race number.
  4. A swimmer using extraneous aids e.g. flippers, snorkels or flotation clothing or devices, wetsuits of any kind will not be eligible for a prize
  5. All swimmers are to behave in a fair and sportsmanlike manner without interference or aggression towards other competitors and any breach of this rule may result in disqualification from the swim.
  6. If in the opinion of an event medical officer or a water safety official a competitor is physically or otherwise incapable of starting or completing the swim or has been in the water for an inordinate time such competitor may be disqualified from starting or be removed from the water at any time.
  7. If in the opinion of the Club the weather or swimming conditions are dangerous or unsuitable, the swim may be cancelled without notice.
  8. Prize winners must be present to receive their prizes.
Refund & Cancellation Policy

The organiser of this event, Forster SLSC & Cape Hawke SLSC, are registered charities. This event is a major fundraiser for the clubs, and all proceeds go towards providing their 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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