The Cook Community Classic returns to South Cronulla (the beach known to those from outside the Sutherland Shire as simply, Cronulla Beach) this year after two years of hiatus due to Covid-19.
It's part of a multi-sport carnival now in its 15th year that consists of a series of activities including a community carnival, a fundraising raffle, this ocean swim and gala ball. Local MP, Scott Morrison, is the event patron.
'The Classic' provides a fundraising platform for St George and Sutherland Shire community groups – including sports clubs, local charities, school P&Cs and other community organisations and water safety is provided by the Bate Bay surf lifesaving clubs
This event offers two different swim distances; 1km for 10 years and over and a 2km swim for 13 years and over.
There are cash prizes up for grabs for both swims in the male/female open category as well as age groups.