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Narrabeen to kick off much-anticipated Sydney ocean swimming season

TheNarrabeen Beach Challengeis back in 2022 and ready to kick off the ocean swimming season as the first Sydney event on Sunday, 6 November 2022.

The Narrabeen Beach Challenge is back in 2022 and ready to kick off the ocean
swimming season as the first Sydney event on Sunday, 6 November 2022. 

This will be the first ocean swim in Sydney since the end of last season when a number of
events were cancelled or postponed due to weather and other concerns. It’ll be a much-
welcomed event for Sydney ocean swimmers who are keen to kick off the summer. 

Wayne Schwebel from the Narrabeen Surf Club organising committee said they were
excited to have the event running again this year and to see old friends and new ocean
swimming buddies getting into the salt water. 

“We’re excited to be the first Sydney swim for the season and we hope to welcome
swimmers who’ve been cooped up during winter to enjoy our wonderful beach,” he said,

“It would be great to see our loyal locals again and we’d love to welcome new faces to this
part of the northern beaches.”

Although we managed to get the swim completed last year, this year should be much
easier without the restrictions put on due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Narrabeen locals and ocean swimming enthusiasts are eager to get back swimming around the buoys with the club fully open for business. 

“The club’s really looking forward to putting on a great event this year, we’ve been working
with the local council and authorities to ensure our plan is up to standard,” said Schwebel.

“There’s a lot of space around the club and on the beach, so social distancing won’t be a

“Narrabeen is a beautiful area and there is plenty to do around here once you complete
your swim.

“If you haven’t been to this part of the beaches before, you won’t regret making the
journey. In fact, once you’ve completed your swim, you’ll want to check out what the rest
of the area has to offer – make a day of it!”

For event details and to enter, head to the Narrabeen Beach Challenge listing.

  • Written by Ocean Swims on 6 October 2022
  • (Updated on 3 August 2023)

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