the big swim

THE 2022 BIG SWIM
SUPPORTED BY MACQUARIE

SUNDAY 30th JANUARY 2022

From Palm Beach to Whale beach

FROM PALM BEACH
TO WHALE BEACH

A TRUE OCEAN SWIM AROUND THE HEADLAND

Little Big Swim supported by URM

LITTLE BIG SWIM
SUPPORTED BY RAY WHITE PRESTIGE PALM BEACH

THE PERFECT INTRO TO OPEN OCEAN SWIMMING

Entry Details

Race Day Info

Swimmer Safety

About The Macquarie Big Swim

The Macquarie Big Swim is thought to be New South Wales longest continuing running ocean swim with its first start in 1974.

Presented by the Whale Beach Surf Lifesaving Club in association with Macquarie, The Big Swim is a journey swim, not around the buoys in a bay, or up and down a beach outside the break but a true ocean swim, from Palm Beach to Whale Beach around the headland through the Tasman Sea.

The Big Swim start Palm Beach Sydney

The 2022 WBSLSC

The Macquarie Big Swim and
Ray White Prestige Palm Beach
Little Big Swim

COVID-19 update: We’re constantly monitoring the situation and following NSW health legislation.

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 30th January 2022, and kicks off at 8:30am with the Ray White Prestige Palm Beach Little Big Swim. The Macquarie Big Swim commences at 10am.

This 1km Ray White Prestige Palm Beach Little Big Swim is 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 Swim the Whitsundays tour donated by Oceanswims.

The Big Swim Macquarie

The Macquarie Big Swim

2.8km swim from Palm Beach to Whale Beach

The Little Big Swim Ray White

Ray White Prestige Palm Beach Little Big Swim

Beginners event at Palm Beach

WANT TO ENTER?

You can enter The Macquarie Big Swim and or The Ray White Prestige Palm Beach Little Big Swim through the oceanswims.com online entry facility - click the Register Here button below. Online entries close at 3pm Saturday 29th January 2022; the day prior to race day.

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