The Mollymook ocean swim is held at the beautiful Mollymook Beach on NSW's south coast.
The event is open to swimmers of all abilities. There is a 500m swim open to juniors (10-12 years old) and a 2.2km race for those aged 13 years and above. There is also a Dash for Cash, which is open for all swimmers who have competed in one of the other two events.
After the swim, there will be a fun-packed afternoon with the Mollymook surf club bar opening, food vans and live music.
The event is raising funds for a local organization called Safe waters, a charity focused on supporting vulnerable people by relieving poverty and social isolation and addressing issues within the local community through expressions of love, compassion and hope.
Mollymook is a beautiful area to relax and explore. The beach is renowned for dolphins and even whales. Head to Ulladulla and walk the Coomee Nilunga Cultural Track and discover Indigenous art and scenic coastal views. Hire a canoe or paddleboat and float along Burrill Lake.
The 500m swim is open to 10-12-year-olds and follows a 'U' shape course in front of the Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club at the beach's south end.
The 2.2km swim is open to competitors who are at least 13 years of age. It starts at the northern end of the beach and follows a course to the south end finishing at the surf club.
The Dash for Cash is open to any swimmer who has competed in one of the other two events.
On the afternoon of the event, there will be local bands and musicians playing on the lawn in Infront of the surf club and food vans around the place kind of like a mini-festival if you will, so that's your day sorted.
Other than that, there are beautiful restaurants around the area such as GWYLO, Bannisters Pavillion, some great pubs and clubs, Mollymook Golf Club, Milton Ulladulla Exservos, the Milton Hotel and Cuppitts Winery.
If you are into jam-packing your weekend with a bit more adventure, there are many bushwalks through the Budawang mountains to the west such as Pigeon House Mountain or Mount Bushwalker.
To accommodate swimmers' transport on the day there will be shuttle buses running from the south end of the beach, (where registrations will be in the surf club) to the north end of the beach to the start line.
There is lots of parking around the Mollymook surf club.
After the swim, there will be a fun-packed afternoon with the Mollymook surf club bar opening, food vans and live music. Each entrant receives a food-and-drink ticket to the MSLSC BBQ and entry into the surf club and beer garden for the afternoon's entertainment.
A condition of entry includes the competitor's agreement to having photos/video taken during the ocean swim, this may be used as promotional material for future ocean swims and events.
The organiser of this event, Mollymook SLSC, is a registered charity. This event is a major fundraiser for the club and all proceeds go towards providing volunteer services to the community.
Cancelling your entry
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.
What your entry fee gets you:
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