The Big Swim

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to allow us to share the credit of your perseverance and success.

Macquarie Team Challenge

THE MACQUARIE BIG SWIM provides the stimulating challenge
to compete in teams for companies, schools, clubs, swim squads,
even groups of friends.

There are two Team Challenges: Corporate Teams and for Club Teams.
  • Teams consist of four swimmers.
  • Winning teams in each category will be decided by the best average time of the four swimmers of each team over the line.
  • Members of Corporate Teams must be employed by the company in whose name the company is entered.
  • Club Teams may be entered by clubs, organisations, or even groups of friends, or swimmers who train in the same squad.


Team Entries
  • Team members must enter as individuals before team details are submitted.
  • Team managers must then complete the on–line Team Details form citing each team member´s Registration id number. This number is obtained during the on–line entry process.
  • Team name should include company, club or school name, and a nickname eg. Macquarie Marlins.

 Please remember, teams can be registered on–line only if all team members have already entered THE BIG SWIM on–line as individuals. Any changes to team members details, such as substituting a team member, must be notified by 5pm, Thursday 25th January, 2018


Teams Challenge Questions

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The winning Corporate Team wins the MACQUARIE BIG SWIM Corporate Trophy. The winning Club Team receives a restaurant voucher for 4 people courtesy of THE BOATHOUSE GROUP!

Dash for Cash


the URM Dash for Cash, a sprint race, takes place.


The URM Dash for Cash is a swim out through the surf, around a buoy 200 metres from the beach, and returning to the beach to a sprint up the beach to the finishing line.

There are separate races for males and females. Usually there are around 25 starters in each.

Only swimmers who complete THE BIG SWIM will be eligible to start in the URM Dash for Cash. Entry to the Dash for Cash is free.

Listen for announcements after the completion of THE BIG SWIM. Enter your name with the Dash for Cash entry desk on the beach.


Cash Prizes

The winner of each of the Men’s and Ladies’ Dash for Cash wins a cash prize, and could also take away the cash Lucky Draw prize. This random prize of $50 will be won by a male and female swimmer who entered this event.

In the surf, anyone can win, coming home  on a wave to beat the faster swimmers.