Your opportunity to swim with purpose by supporting Take 3 for the Sea, an award-winning ocean conservation charity, at Umina Beach, Central Coast, NSW.
With distances to suit all levels the Take 3 Ocean Swim, Umina Beach has something for everyone, with 400m, 1km and 2km courses on offer. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third finishers at each distance.
The purpose of the Take 3 Ocean Swim is to connect the community to our beautiful ocean and fundraise to support Take 3. All entry fees and funds raised go directly towards Take 3’s education programs that spread the word about the importance of conserving the environment and protecting wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution and waste.
The wonderful Central Coast Community are on board with Umina SLSC providing water safety and first aid on the day and coengineer sponsoring the event.
About Take 3 for the Sea
Take 3 for the Sea is a highly-regarded charity dedicated to addressing the crisis of plastic pollution entering our ocean, waterways and broader environment with a simple, empowering call to action: Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or… anywhere and you have made a difference.
Since 2009, Take 3 has developed and delivered education programs and events to schools, universities, surf life saving clubs, businesses and communities across Australia. We use social media to increase plastic pollution awareness and inspire participation.
Take 3’s impact
The 400m, 1km and 2km courses will start and finish from Umina beach in front of the Umina Surf Life Saving Club.
Swimmers for the 400m course will head straight out into Broken Bay, round two buoys to finish back at Umina beach. Children are able to swim with their parents in the 400m family swim, Parents do not have to pay to swim with their kids.
The 1km course will round a buoy 200m on their left and swim towards Ettalong with designations for the 1km and 2km route out to complete a rectangular course.
The 2km course will allow users to swim slightly further along the beautiful shoreline of Broken Bay while completing two circuits.
Umina Beach is a wide open beach that is relatively calm, however, it can have bigger surf under certain conditions.
Swim aids such as wetsuits, fins, snorkels and pull buoys are allowed during the race, but swimmers who choose to use aids will need to state so when entering.
Umina Beach is a coastal village on the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia. The beach is suitable for kids of all ages, and there’s a large playground behind the beach. There is an eclectic array of cafes, restaurants and boutiques in the town.
Umina Beach is a perfect centre to explore the beautiful Central Coast, which has recently been declared a certified ECO Destination through Ecotourism Australia.
Bouddi National Park and Brisbane Water National Park are both a short drive from Umina, and they offer many bushwalks, mountain biking trails and amazing lookouts.
Umina Beach is 80 minutes by car from Sydney and sufficient parking exist at the beach and the adjacent Peninsula Recreation Precinct.
Prizegiving and prizes
Prizegiving will be held 60 minutes after the 2km race with prizes for the first male and female for each swim (1km or 2km).
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