The Tilbury Classic ocean swim is an exciting open water swim held over the Easter weekend in Nowra.
Taking place at the beautiful Culburra Beach on the NSW south coast, the ocean swim is a fun event for open water swimmers.
The 1.9km swim takes swimmers around a stunning headland and through pristine ocean full of sea life and over reefs.
While in the area spend the weekend exploring the south coast town. There are plenty of beautiful picnic areas and walking tracks waiting to be explored. The Grotto Walk and Bomaderry Creek Walking Track are must-dos.
The Tilbury Classic ocean swim is an exciting event held at the beautiful Culburra Beach.
The 1.9km open water event starts at the scenic Tilbury Cove and makes its way around Penguin Head. The swim finishes at Warrain Beach in front of the Nowra-Culburra Surf Life Saving Club.
The course is incredibly stunning taking swimmers through a clear ocean filled with sea life and swells surging over reefs.
The Classic is open to swimmers as young as 13-15 who obtain a Surf Rescue Certificate and everyone else who have adequately trained for the event.
While in town why not stay a couple of extra days to explore the Nowra area.
The south coast town is full of beautiful beaches, bush walks and scenic picnic spots.
Go and explore the Grotto Walk and Bomaderry Creek Walking Track or relax at the Bomaderry Creek picnic area.
Bring your surfboard and snorkels and enjoy the beach. Nowra is the perfect place to wind down, relax or explore.
These small towns, and small swims, rarely have parking issues. This swim is no different.
You can park at the start and walk back to your car, you can park at the finish (including the surf club beach car park) and walk to the start, or you can find somewhere slap-bang in the middle. Oh the options! (that walk we talk about is only 200m...)
All swimmers must report to the registration desk at the surf club to collect their swim cap and be allocated their competitor number prior to the compulsory briefing.
All swimmers must attend the compulsory briefing at 9:30am at the surf club.
The start of the swim is on the beach to the north of Penguin Head (the headland), behind the surf club. The walk is approx 500m and the start line is near the beach entry stairs on the corner of Haven Street and Allerton Avenue.
Swimmers will walk to the start from the surf club, following the briefing.
Final information on the course will be given at the briefing.
Bags can be left upstairs in the surf club which will be monitored by a club member.
There will be a presentation at the surf club following the completion of the swim by all swimmers.
Wetsuits may be worn, though competitors assisted by swim aids will be ineligible for age category prizes.
The organiser of this event, Nowra-Culburra 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 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.
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