South Cronulla Beach
Unfortunately, the Cook Community Classic has been cancelled for 2021. Public health orders have meant the event in its usual festival format is not viable. Organisers look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2022!
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 a year's hiatus due to Covid-19.
It's part of a multi-sport carnival now in its 14th year that consists of a series of activities including a community carnival, a fundraising raffle, this ocean swim and gala ball. Local MP and Prime Minister, 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.
There are two circuit swims at South Cronulla Beach.
South Cronulla Beach is partially protected from the west and southerly weather by Cronulla Point and Shark Island.
While it is partially protected, there are still banks, gutters and potential rips if the swell is up. There is also a runout in the corner along the rocks.
Both the 1km and 2km ocean swim courses are sheltered from the elements for the most part and follow a circuit around the buoys. The 1km ocean swim is the perfect swim for beginners.
Once you finish your swim, explore the community festivities, take part in the beach soccer tournament, watch the pollie paddle, and enter the fundraising raffle.
Grab a bite at local favourite, the Sealevel Restaurant or Loaf Cronulla.
Cronulla Shire offers free parking along the beach. But be quick and get there early cause, as we all know, free parking goes quickly.
If you don’t want to drive from the city, you can catch the train as it stops at Cronulla beach and takes roughly one hour from Sydney CBD.
South Cronulla Beach
1km & 2km
Late entries open at Cronulla Surf Club from 8:00am with 1km registrations closing at 8:30am and 2km closing at 9:30am.
1km - 10-years, 2km - 13-years
There are cash prizes for male, female and age groups in both the 1km and 2km swim. Visit the official event website for more information on these.
The proceeds of this event are donated to local community charities.
Cancelling your entry
Should you wish to cancel your entry, for any reason, at any time, the following applies:
Should the event be cancelled due to poor and/or dangerous ocean conditions, or Government-mandated health restrictions, the following will apply:
The organiser thanks you for your understanding and support.