THE 2021 BIG SWIM
SUPPORTED BY MACQUARIE

SUNDAY 31st JANUARY 2021

FROM PALM BEACH
TO WHALE BEACH

A TRUE OCEAN SWIM AROUND THE HEADLAND

LITTLE BIG SWIM
SUPPORTED BY URM

THE PERFECT INTRO TO OPEN OCEAN SWIMMING

$500 CASH PRIZE FOR
TOP PLACING MALE & FEMALE

FROM ELITE WAVE

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 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 with The URM Little Big Swim commences at 8:30am with a 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.

The Big Swim

The Macquarie The Big Swim

2.8km swim from Palm Beach to Whale Beach

The Little Big Swim

The URM Little Big Swim

Beginners event at Palm Beach

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.

SPONSORED BY

Macquarie
urm
pittwater signarama
ocean swim races
pittwater life
the boat house
fanta sea cruising
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