Unfortunately, there will be no on-the-day entries.
The Mona Vale Ocean Swim is a two swim event on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
The first of the swims is the 1km Janice Mason Family Fun Swim at Mona Vale, a relaxed and enjoyable swim for the whole family.
Following that, the longer of the two swims, the Don Jenkins Memorial Swim, takes swimmers on a 2.26km journey from Warriewood Beach to the Mona Vale Basin.
The Warriewood to Mona Vale swim was first held during the 1977-78 season with 20 swimmers, and it is now named after the founder of the swim, Mona Vale life member Don 'Doc' Jenkins. It is recognised as one of the first organised swims in Australia.
Once you finish your ocean swim, spend the day in Mona Vale exploring the area, attractions, and cafes, with something to suit everyone’s taste.
Enter and complete 4 out of 5 swims in the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series and you'll go in the draw to win an OceanFit Swim The Whitsundays swim tour valued at $1,995!
The entire series is a brilliant excuse to take in the beauty of five of Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the height of summer while supporting the local surf lifesaving clubs who organise the events.
The 1km Janice Mason Family Fun Swim is a great ocean swim for the whole family. This swim starts in front of the clubhouse and heads east before rounding the rock shelf and into Bongin Bongin Bay.
The 2.26km Don Jenkins Memorial swim starts on Warriewood Beach to the south, and aftre heading out through the break, it rounds the small headland and follows a course outside the breakers, past the surf club, and into Bongin Bongin Bay.
Once you finish your ocean swim, spend the day in Mona Vale exploring the Maritime Model Museum, take a walk through the beautiful Mona Vale headland reserve or relax on the beach and take in the spectacular views.
If you get hungry you’re spoilt for choice in the cafe department with plenty of different cafes and restaurants to suit everyone’s taste.
You can’t go past The Armchair Collective which is a cute little homewares shop and cafe. It has amazing french toast for breakfast, and fish tacos and burgers for lunch.
There are a couple of other hidden gems in Mona Vale. If you’re after a refreshing juice or smoothie, the Bare Wholefoods cafe is the place to try.
Much like all the northern beaches, there are beach carparks scattered along the beach and free on-street parking. The locals are beach people, and if you're not there early you'll be turning your swim into a walk swim walk.
For those entered in the Don Jenkins Memorial from Warriewood, you can catch the event bus that will depart from Mova Vale between 9-10am. Please don't wait until the last bus at 10am as capacity is limited due to COVID restrictions.
1km & 2.26km
Online entry only. There are no entries accepted on the day.
1km & 2.26km - 12-years-old
Gear drop & transport
There will be a bus running between Mona Vale and Warriewood from 9-10am for swimmers only in the Don Jenkins Memorial Warriewood to Mona Vale swim.
Organisers will transport your gear back to Mona Vale while you're swimming. Secure gear storage is also available at Mona Vale SLSC.
1km - women/children and men
2.26km - male, female, 12-44-years, 45+
The organiser of this event, Mona Vale 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:
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.