Coogee Island Challenge (NSW)
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Island Challenge, Coogee
You get two bites of the wedding cake again in season 2021/22 -- November 28 and TBA in autumn, 2022. The main swim is around Wedding Cake Island (conditions permitting). The shorter swims both run inside the island. And here's a tip: the longer swim, especially, is one of the great ocean swims in Australia, perhaps the world. We've given it our 'Epic' tag, and we don't do that lightly. The experience of swimming around Wedding Cake Island is one that very few people, in the overall scheme of things, ever get to experience. And here it is, laid on for you. If you consider yourself an ocean swimmer, then you must do it, at least once. Be aware, though: Coogee is renowned as a beach with little surf, due to the island - more an exposed reef - sitting offshore, which protects the beach from the worst of the weather and the heaviest of seas. But the island, and the rock shelves at each end of the beach, also make the water inside the island some of the bumpiest in Sydney. All of this contributes to the character and the challenge of this swim. You will never be bored in the water at Coogee.
It's also one of the best value swims on offer: if you choose just one swim, entry is $45. But if you choose both swims on both days that this swim runs, that's $95, or $23.75 per swim.
The Double-Up entry options are where this value lies. Have a look at the details below, then make your call...
(You can also order your event t-shirt as you enter this swim online, and pick it up from the merch booth on swim day.)
Things you need to know...
Teams are made up of four competitors. Teams can register in any of the three events on offer - 800m, 1km, and 2.4km, subject to age qualifications for each of those events. Team members in the 800m must be aged 10-12, while in the two longer swims, they must be 13 or over, of either sex. There are no provisions for age group teams or separate male and female categories. Teams can register online only. All team members must have entered online as individuals when the team entry is lodged. If not, the team entry will not be accepted.
Team entries close at 5pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019. This is two days earlier than the deadline for individual entries online. This is to allow for discrepancies and errors to be clarified.
NO TEAM ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE, which means no team entries will be accepted on swim day.
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams based on the overall team time. All swimmers must finish to be eligible for team prizes.
Team members' entry registration ID numbers must be supplied with team entries. If these numbers are not included on your team registration form, then your team entry will not be accepted.
If you wish to enter a team, ensure all team members have entered online first, that you have their registration ID numbers.
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Teams will be listed here after team entries close.
Please read this: Any problems you encounter in entering this event online are likely to be caused by browser conflicts. If you run into problems, please try using a different browser, or a later version of your browser, or try from a different PC. Remember, do not enter or pay for this swim twice. Do not hit the Submit button twice during payment, without checking first whether your card has been charged. If you run into problems that you can't resolve with this advice, email us and we'll sort it out. Refunds are available only prior to close of online entries only, and are subject to an admin fee of $10. After you've entered, check the progress online entries list (link above or under swims/progress entries) to make sure your entry has been recorded correctly. A service fee of $2.50 attaches to all online entries at check-out.
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