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Start beach: Nobbys is one of the most recognisable landmarks on the NSW coastline.

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Nobbys to Newcastle Ocean Swim

With two days in succession of swims, you can make it a weekend of swimming in beautiful Newcastle -- for the city really is one of the most beautiful urban centres in Australia, the city with the beach in the CBD -- with Nobbys-Newcastle on Saturday, followed by the Australia Day Newcastle Harbour Swim on the Sunday, Australia Day. Make it your own Strã'a Day SwimFest! The new date -- the Australia Day weekend -- will apply for this swim for the next five years, switching between Saturday and Sunday only to avoid a conflct with Australia Day itself.

This really is one of the prettiest courses you will ever do, particularly if you can breathe to the right. It runs from the beach beneath Nobbys headland -- near where the Pasha Bulker was grounded -- around the rockshelf, past Newcastle Ocean Baths -- one of the great ocean pools on the 'Strã'an coast -- and into Newcastle beach. It passes the majestic residential district of Newcastle East, the famed surf spot, Cowrie Hole -- where Young Einstein surfed -- and into one of the only beaches that sits in a city's CBD. That's one of the aspects that makes Newcastle such a pretty city: the beach in the heart of the city. But then, we're biased. We're Novacastellian, ourselves.

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  • Event - Nobbys-Newcastle Ocean Swim
  • Organiser - Newcastle SLSC
  • Distance - 2km
  • Venue - Start at Nobbys Beach, heads south to Newcastle Beach
  • Time/Date - Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10am
  • Registration - Check in on race day and race day entries will be possible on the day up to 45 minutes before the start time. This will be at Nobbys SLSC.
  • Entry fee - $45, (Includes free event t-shirt for entries received by January 11 - Nominate your size as you enter online).
  • Categories - Open, then age groups from 14-19, then 10 year categories to 70+.
  • Prize money - Prize money of $500 is on offer to the first Open Age Category Male and Female. Other age category prizes will also be offered for 1st place.
  • Results - Here on post-swim.
  • Event t-shirt - Entry includes free event t-shirt for entries received by January 10. Nominate your size as you enter online.
  • 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 in the Emergency contact field of the online entry form. Just a phone number, a first name, or a number and first name will not do. Entries of U18 swimmers without this complete parental/guardian consent will not be complete and will not be accepted. Entries of U18 swimmers must use parent's email address, not that of the U18 swimmer.
  • Online entries close - 3pm, Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Conditions - Start at Nobbys is over a shallow, sandy reef, before course follows the rock shelf sarth, past Cowrie Hole and Newcastle Ocean Baths, to Newcastle Beach, where you come in through a traditional open beach break.
  • Alternative course - If conditions prove too difficult on swim day, this event may be moved to its regular back-up course off Stockton Beach.
  • Minimum age - 14 (entries of swimmers below this age may be possible with special permission of the organisers. Please use email link immediately below.)
  • Phone contact - Be sure to enter a valid Australian mobile number with your entry online. Organisers may decide to send sms messages to entrants advising of changes to event arrangments. If you don't leave a valid Australian mobile number, you won't receive them.
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Newcastle Beach
The finish at Newcastle Beach.

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