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South Maroubra Ocean Swim

  • Maroubra NSW
  • 500m, 1km & 2.5km


South Maroubra Ocean Swim is organised by

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  • South Maroubra Beach, Maroubra NSW
  • 500m, 1km & 2.5km
  • Ocean Swim
  • Around The Buoys
  • 500m - 8-years-old, 1km & 2.5km - 12-years-old


  • South Maroubra Beach
  • Maroubra NSW, Australia


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Stretch out the season with the annual South Maroubra Ocean Swim.

South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club hosts one of the final Sydney swims of the season, with all entry fees contributing to the purchase of vital lifesaving equipment required by their volunteer lifesavers.

This year’s event features three race courses, 500m, 1km and 2.5 km. Each course will commence and end at the south end of the beach.

The first event for the day is the 500m swim for ages 8 years and above, followed by the 1km and 2.5km swims open for 12 years of age and above.

Cash Prizes are on offer for the fastest male & female in each of the races:

  • $250 for the 2.5km
  • $100 for the 1km
  • $50 for the 500m (only 8-14 year-olds can claim).

Prizes from Switch, Recoverie, Look, Delfina, Budgy Smuggler and Engine are on offer for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for all ages. While the 500m event is open to all participants, prizes will only be provided to children aged 8 – 14 years of age.

There are distances on offer for all abilities and they are all a simple circuit around the buoys in front of South Maroubra Surf Club.

Maroubra Beach is an open beach with sifting banks, gutters and the occasional rip as with any beach, all making for an exciting swim for all abilities.

At 10 am the 2.5km course heads along the Malabar Headland before the marker to turn north. The next turn is in line with Maroubra SLSC, where swimmers traverse back towards South Maroubra before a final marker and heading to shore.

The 1km swim at 9.15 am is for ages 13 years and up. A rectangular course heading out from the south end of the beach, then a short swim north before turning back towards the surf club.

Finally, a perfect 500m course is set for beginners and speedsters alike, with the minimum age set at 9 year old. This is a great distance for those taking on their very first ocean swim.

  • 7:30am – Registrations, collection of caps and timing chips (South Maroubra SLSC -L1, Heritage Room)
  • 8:20am – Competitor Briefing (South Maroubra SLSC -L1, Heritage Room​)
  • 8:30am – 500m swim start
  • 9:15am – 1km swim start
  • 10:30am – 2.5km swim start
  • 11:00 am – Band starts

Presentations will occur on the beach after each swim. 

Once you finish your swim, take in the spectacular sights of mother nature and the ocean from Maroubra headland and Mahon ocean pool.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from in Maroubra including local favourite The Bay Hotel, known for its pub food and ice-cold beer. The Grumpy Baker is also a must when visiting, their croissants, chocolate brownies, unique sourdough bread and fruit scrolls are like no other.

There is free beach parking available all along Maroubra Beach.

If you choose to take public transport, buses run from the city, Bondi Junction and Central.

Event Tees
Get your official Engine event t-shirt when you enter online.
Tees come in black or white with the event logo on the back – $25 ($20 kids).

Limited sizes, be quick!

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