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Shellharbour Ocean Swim

Shellharbour's flagship event is one of the nicest swims you will ever do. It runs from a small boat harbour, around a rock platform, and along a stunning reef into Shellharbour beach. It's a lovely, lovely swim, highlighting a stunning, reefy bottom with all the sea life that goes with it. It truly is a beautiful swim.

Organisers say -

Leave the sandy foreshore of Shellharbour Boat Harbour heading through the boat harbour entrance, then swim out and north around Cowries headland, thenfollow the foreshore to Cunji Rock Platform and onto the main patrolled beach at North Shellharbour. Fine and mild autumn conditions prevail at this time of the year. Water temperatures are still favourable for swimmers and wetsuits are not generaly required.

Like many swims this Covid-affected season, all entries will be online only, through this site. No entries will be accepted on swim day.

There is a cap of 200 entries to the main swim.

What you need to know...

  • Event - Bluescope WIN Community Partners Shellharbour Ocean Swim
  • Organiser - Shellharbour SLSC
  • Distance - 1.2km, 400m Junior (8-12 only), Dash for Cash
  • Venue - Main event from Boat Harbour to Shellharbour main beach, with the 400m Junior swim in front of the surf club. The Dash for Cash also will run in front of the surf club.
  • Time/Date - Sunday, April 11, 2021, 9am start for the Junior 400m, 10:15am start for the 1.2km main event.
  • Registration - Shellharbour SLSC, 8am-8:30am (400m) and 8am-9:30am (1.2km) - Swimmers must allow time to check-in/register, then to walk to race start at Boat Harbour).
  • Entry fee - $40 or $15 for 400m Jr swim. Dash for Cash is free to entrants of the Main or Junior swim. All entries are online only through this page. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON SWIM DAY.
  • Anything Goes - Back of the pack division for swimmers who wish to wear wetties or use some other aid, such as fins, pull buoys, fancy dress, or anything else (provided it's legal, organisers say).
  • Online entries close - 6pm, Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • Under 18 swimmers - Parents/guardians of swimmers aged under 18 must complete the online entry form, not the swimmers themselves. They must include their consent to the entry with full name and  phone contact. Just a phone number, a first name, or a number and first name will not do. Entries of U18 swimmers are not complete without this complete parental/guardian consent. Entries of U18 swimmers must use parent's email address, not that of the U18 entrant.
  • Race day entries - All entries must be online through this site. No entries will be accepted on race day due to Covid requirements.
  • Conditions - Start through Boat Harbour is protected, with an easy run out through the harbour entrance and around the rock platform. Past the point, the swim can be bumpy with swell bouncing off the rocks, depending on swell direction. Stay out from the rocks. Then course runs in through the break onto Shellharbour beach. 400m Jr swim runs out and back through beach break at Shellharbour main beach.
  • Mimimum age - 13 (1.2km), 8 (400m)
  • Further info - website or email... Event flyer... or phone 0408 316 630 Shellharbour SLSC... Click here
  • Progress entries - To check progress online entries... Click here

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