The 2021 WBSLSC
The Macquarie Big Swim and The URM Little Big Swim
COVID-19 update: We’re constantly monitoring the situation and following NSW health legislation, and at the moment we’re fairly optimistic that the 2021 event will take place.
Held on the last Sunday of January each year with a distance of 2.5 - 2.8 km, it is known as The Big Swim because it is BIG. Conditions vary from dead calm to testing south-easterly or uncomfortable nor'easter’s, which can arrive early in summer with swells from all directions making for challenging swimming when you breathe to the left. It is a huge achievement to complete one swim, and some big swimmers have completed over 30 swims.
This year’s event will take place on Sunday 31st January 2021, and kicks off at 8:30am. The Macquarie Big Swim is followed by the URM Little Big Swim, which commences at 11am. This 1km swim around kiddies corner at Palm Beach. This is a perfect introduction to open ocean swimming with enormous water safety and a fabulous location for a short course swim.
This event is part of the Pittwater Swim Series whereby competing in just 3 of the 5 northern beaches swims you can win a trip to the Byron Bay swim.
WANT TO ENTER?
You can enter The Macquarie Big Swim and or The URM Little Big Swim through the oceanswims.com online entry facility - click the Register Here button below. Online entries close at 3pm Saturday 30th January 2021; the day prior to race day.