Event Type
Swim Distances

700m & 2km

Swim Start Times
  • 8:00am - Registrations open
  • 9:30am - Registrations close
  • 11:00am - 700m
  • 11:40am - 2km
  • 12.30pm - Dash for Cash (if you've entered one of the previous swims)
Swim Pricing
  • $30 - 700m
  • $30 - 2km
  • $50 - Both Swims (700m & 2km)
  • $10 - Dash for Cash*

*Dash for Cash entrants must swim in 700m or 2km to qualify.

Online entries are preferred, however, late entries will be accepted on the day between 8-9am and are subject to payment of the late fee of $20.

As this is a major fundraiser for Yamba Surf Club, entry fees are non-refundable. The club thanks you for your donation if you are unable to swim.

Minimum Age

700m - 10-years, 2km - 12-years


Yamba NSW, Australia

Other Event Info


  • Winners of each category receive a prize

Food & refreshments

  • A BBQ will be operating throughout the day
  • The surf club bar will be open upstairs from midday

Registration venue and social distancing

  • Registration will be located on the northern (lighthouse) side of the Yamba SLSC
  • When arriving, please approach from the roadway behind the club and then take the stairs on the northern side of the club down to the registration tent
  • Please be kind to volunteers by wearing a mask while queuing and registering.

Back up swim location

  • If the conditions at Main Beach are outside the event risk tolerance, the swims will be relocated to Whiting Beach (View on Google Map), just inside the river mouth
  • A decision will be made as early as possible and you will be notified by email and via the event listing, as well as Yamba SLSC social media
  • Registration and cap/timing chip distribution will still occur at Main Beach from 8am, however, you'll need to factor in the time to get to Whiting Beach.
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  • Ray ADAMS
    2 Jan 2022 at 3:41pm

    Great time of year to run the event.
    Provides an option to complete a swim in the event of a canceled ocean swim due to weather conditions.
    Early notice after decision was made to let competitors know in advance.
    Well run event, safe & friendly.

    • John Haw
      4 Jan 2022 at 1:41pm

      …and you got to catch up with some “old” friends, Ray!

  • Shawn
    2 Jan 2022 at 5:07pm

    Another great ocean swim (in the river mouth). Thanks Yamba SLSC. Shame the ocean was so rough.

  • neil daley
    3 Jan 2022 at 8:12am

    Enjoyable swim which was well organised. Credit to the organisers who had to make late change to venue. The atmosphere was very friendly and a good way to start the new year

  • Andrew Mead
    4 Jan 2022 at 2:28pm

    Great event. Well organised and run (thank you everyone involved). Safety was put first with the relocation to Whiting Beach. Great communication pre and post event. See ya next year!!!

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