Event Type
Swim Distances

1km & 2km

Course Type
Swim Start Times
  • 08:30 – Registration opens
  • 09:30 - Registration closes
  • 09:58 – 2-minute whistle is given advising 2km swimmers to enter the water
  • 10:00 - start 2km first wave
  • 10:05 - start 2km second wave
  • 10:08 – 2-minute whistle is given advising 1km swimmers to enter the water
  • 10:10 – start 1km first wave
  • 10:15 – start 1km second wave
  • 11.20 – swims conclude
  • 11:30 - on beach presentations commence
Swim Pricing
  • $40 - Members
  • $50 - Non-members

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

Max Entries


Minimum Age



Glenelg SA, Australia

Other Event Info


Be aware, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this event will be open to online entries only. This means that there will be no entries accepted on the beach on race day. Also, entrant numbers will be capped at 350.

No 5km swim in 2021

There will be no 5km swim at the Proclamation Classic in 2021.

Prize categories

First prize for male and female for each of the 1 and 2 km swims.

After the races

  • Presentations will be held as soon as possible after the swim.
  • Small prizes will be awarded to the first place-getter, male and female, in each of the 2km and 1km races.
  • There will be no age group prizes.
  • Food and drinks are available in the Glenelg Surf Club. A great variety of cafes and hotels are within short walking distance of the swim.


  1. A spirit of friendly competition is expected throughout the race.
  2. Any unsportsmanlike conduct will be grounds for immediate disqualification.
  3. Race Officials may instruct a competitor to leave the race if: (a) they judge the competitor to be physically incapable of continuing without the risk of injury to themselves or others, or (b) the competitor has exceeded the set time limit or the Race Officials judge that the competitor is unlikely to complete the race within the set time limit.
  4. Decisions of the Race Officials are final and are not subject to appeal.
  5. Water cover personnel are considered as Race Officials.
  6. The Code of Behaviour of the SA Branch of Masters Swimming Australia (available at aussi.sa.org) applies to all persons involved with the race, including swimmers, volunteers and officials.

Race Rules

Masters Swimming Australia's Masters Swimming Rules, Masters Open Water Swim Rules and Masters Swimwear Rules, available at mastersswimming.org.au, apply.

  1. No extraneous aids are allowed. Goggles are allowed and recommended.
  2. Swimmers not wearing FINA-approved swimwear will not be eligible for awards or prizes, but may swim in the race and receive a race place and time. Wetsuits and suits with zippers are not FINA-approved, nor are swimsuits that cover the neck, extend past the shoulder or extend below the ankle. Rash vests are allowed provided they do not provide compression or buoyancy.
  3. Watches and heavy jewellery are not permitted.
  4. An official swim cap will be issued to each swimmer at registration. Swimmers must wear their cap throughout the race.
  5. Swimmers must swim the course as described.
  6. Swimmers who cross the starting line before the sounding device is heard may be liable to disqualification.
  7. Competitors asked to withdraw must do so as soon as directed.

Time Limit

  • 2km race: Time limit is 1 hour 15 minutes (11:20 am).
  • The Race Officials reserve the right to reduce this time limit if weather conditions on the day warrant it.
  • The time limit for all swims is 11:20 am.
Refund & Cancellation Policy


Race Officials retain the right to cancel the event due to unfavourable conditions or circumstances beyond the organisers' control. Entry fees will not be refunded.

Refund Policy (participant cancellation)

  • No Refund is available if cancelled less than 24 hours prior
  • Refunds incur a $10 fee
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Event results
  • Zoe Hubball
    28 Dec 2021 at 1:42pm

    Excellent well organized event. Made to feel very welcomed
    Will definitely recommend it to others

  • Robert Humphries
    29 Dec 2021 at 3:59pm

    It is some (many?) years since I attempted this event. I believe from what I experienced yesterday that it is well organised, welcoming, safe and generally quite good fun; as well as good exercise. Full credit to Adelaide Masters and Glenelg SLSC because the safety, “flavour and atmosphere” come largely from their approach.

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