Event Type
Swim Distances


Course Type
Swim Start Times
  • 7:00am - Timing chip collection open (Nobbys Beach)
  • 8:30am - Timing chip cap collection close
  • 8:30am-8:45am - Walk to start line at the lighthouse
  • 8:50am - Swim briefing (at the start line)
  • 9:00am - Swim start
  • 10:15am - Presentation (Newcastle SLSC)

Note: There are no on-the-day entries.

Swim Pricing
  • 2km - $45 (includes event t-shirt if entered by 7 Jan)

Note: There are no on-the-day entries.

Max Entries


Minimum Age



Newcastle East NSW, Australia

Other Event Info


Open, then age groups from 14-19-years, then 10-year categories to 70+.

Prize money

Prize money of $500 is on offer to the first Open Age Category Male and Female. Other age category prizes will also be offered for 1st place.

Alternative course

If conditions prove too difficult on swim day, this event may be moved to its regular backup course off Stockton Beach.

Swim caps

Swimmers are asked to bring their own brightly coloured swim cap. If you arrive without a cap, there will be spares available.

Bag storage/relocation

  • Bags can be left at the start at Nobbys, located near the break wall.
  • Newcastle Surf Club personnel will transport your bags to Newcastle Beach for you to collect after the swim.
Refund & Cancellation Policy

The organiser of this event, Nobbys 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:

  • 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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Event results
  • paul nichols
    30 Jan 2022 at 12:53pm

    great swim

  • Andrew L
    30 Jan 2022 at 2:17pm

    Always a GREAT swim!

  • Mark Wilson
    30 Jan 2022 at 2:39pm

    Great event and well organized.

  • Wayne Bower
    30 Jan 2022 at 3:36pm

    This was my first (not last) ocean swim after recently doing my bronze medallion. What an experience! Really well run event by the local surf club and all their volunteers, heaps of safety support and fast efficient process at sign up online and on the day. Thanks heaps to all those who made it so great.

  • Bevan McGregor
    31 Jan 2022 at 9:49am

    Perfect day. Beautiful undersea views over the reef. Very enjoyable swim well organised. Thanks for a good day.

  • Bevan McGregor
    31 Jan 2022 at 9:51am

    Perfect day. Beautiful underwater scenery over the reef. Lovely swim well organised. Thanks for a nice day out.

  • Adrian dernee
    1 Feb 2022 at 7:28am

    Extremely enjoyable

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