Event Type
Swim Distances

400m, 1.2km & 2km

Swim Start Times

Registration (timing tag and cap pick up) @ Shellharbour SLSC

  • 8:00-8:30am - 400m
  • 8:00-9:30am - 1.2km & 2km

Swimmers must allow time to check-in/register, then to walk to the swim start at Boat Harbour (15min walk)

Swim starts

  • 9:00am - 400m swim start (Shellharbour Beach)
  • 9:30am - Swim briefing (Shellharbour Boat Harbour)
  • 10:15am - 1.2km & 2km swim starts (Shellharbour Boat Harbour)


Winners will be announced and prizes presented immediately following the event on the surf club lawn.

Note: No on-the-day entries, online entries only.

Swim Pricing
  • 400m - $15
  • 1.2km - $40*
  • 1.2km (Anything Goes) - $40*
  • 2km - $40*


No on-the-day entries, online entries only.

*You can only enter either the 1.2km or the 2km, not both (as they start at the same time)

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Minimum Age

400m - 8-12-years-old, 1.2km & 2km - 13-years-old


Shellharbour NSW, Australia

Other Event Info

Anything Goes

Back of the pack division for swimmers who wish to wear wetties or use some other aid, such as fins, pull buoys, fancy dress, or anything else (provided it's legal, organisers say).


1.2km - Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Open Male and Female winners ($250, $150, $75). Age category prizes for Male & Female (1st, 2nd & 3rd): U18, 19-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 70+, Anything Goes (Wetsuits, Fins etc).

2km - Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Open Male and Female winners only ($250, $150, $75).

Junior swim - Male & Female – 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Under 18 swimmers

Parents/guardians of swimmers aged under 18 must complete the online entry form, not the swimmers themselves. They must include their consent to the entry with full name and phone contact. Just a phone number, a first name, or a number and first name will not do. Entries of U18 swimmers are not complete without this complete parental/guardian consent. Entries of U18 swimmers must use the parent's email address, not that of the U18 entrant.


Winners will be announced and prizes presented immediately following the completion of swims on the surf club lawn.

Surf Club Surfcam

To view the current conditions at Shellharbour, visit the Shellharbour website and watch the SurfCam.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

The organiser of this event, Shellharbour 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 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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