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Swim with purpose at the Take 3 Ocean Swim

For the first time ever, Take 3 for the Sea will host an ocean swim at Umina Beach, and the cause couldn’t be closer to the hearts of thalassophiles* everywhere.

The award-winning Central Coast-based charity is calling on you to swim with purpose. Just by swimming the Take 3 Ocean Swim at Umina Beach this Saturday, 19 November, you will be helping Take 3 to take direct action in support of ocean conservation.

All entry fees will go directly towards helping Take 3 complete its mission to preserve the environment and protect wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution and waste. Take 3 will direct the money raised from fundraising on the day to Take 3’s education programs in schools, surf clubs and the community.

Against the stunning backdrop of Broken Bay on the shores of Umina Beach, the Take 3 Ocean Swim celebrates the connection between the community and the ocean.

It’s a truly local affair, with Umina Surf Lifesaving Club onboard to provide water safety and first aid to all participants on the day and coengineer sponsoring the event.

The swim has something for everyone with swim distances to suit all levels. Register for the 400m (well suited to children and families), 1km or 2km swims – or swim all three!

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third finishers at each distance. Swim aids such as fins and wetsuits are permitted, however you will not be eligible for prizes

Registration opens at 7am and closes at 8:45am. Late registrations are welcome – join in on the day.

  • The 400m swim starts at 8:30am.
  • The 1km swim starts at 9am.
  • The 2km swim starts at 10am.

About Take 3

Take 3 believes in simple solutions to address complex problems. Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or … anywhere, and you’ve made a difference!

Through education that inspires participation, Take 3 is building a global movement of people who are connected to the planet.

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

  • 30 million pieces of rubbish removed
  • 100,000 attendees at Take 3 clean ups and events
  • 700,000 students educated through Take 3 programs
  • 20 million people reached through Take 3 social media campaigns
  • 129 countries participated in #take3forthesea campaign

*Thalassophile: someone who loves the sea.

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