3 perfect swim experiences
- All levels -
With three swim
experiences the Mckeon's Swim School Wollongong Ocean Swims are the Illawarra's premier ocean swims. Whether you are a recreational or competitive swimmer, there is an safe and fun swim event.
Three distances ensure all levels are catered for - stay in the harbour for the 400m or 800m swims or take on the signature point to point Basin 2 Beach 2km experience that finishes on the sand of North Wollongong Beach
Swimmers will be ensured a professional swim supported by experienced lifesavers, and key services as electronic timing, baggage transport, refreshments, prizes, and activities. Kids also receive a finisher medal!
Jump in and Give it go!
The Illawarra's favourite
2km "point to point' swim
The North Kiosk "Basin2Beach" 2k Ocean swim is Illawarra's premier ocean swim taking in a unique 'harbour start' to finish at North Wollongong Beach.
For all ages 14years and up.
A deep water start off the harbour jetty, than a spectacular course that takes in Wollongong Harbour around the boats for the first 600m, than into the ocean and around to north Wollongong beach finish. ( If hazardous surf a 2 lap 1600-1800m harbour swim will proceed).
Timed event, age awards and a spectacular course and finish venue await
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The ideal open water swim without the waves!
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Fun, safe harbour swim, lifesavers and FINISHER MEDALS!
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Harbour 800m 9:30 am
Harbour 400m: 9:45 am
Wollongong Harbour. Cliff Road Wollongong & North Beach Wollongong
SUNDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2018
8:30 am -10:00 am (City Beach SLSC). Marine Parade. Collect swim cap, time chip, entry pack.
Loads of onsite Parking available.
400m + 800m: Harbour
2km: North Beach (900m walk for supporters). Baggage service is provided for swimmers. Please arrange own transport/walk back to start.
Wollongong boat harbour is central to Wollongong city and lies between North Beach (900m north of harbour) and City Beach to the south.
Protected from most conditions, the harbour provides a perfect location, mostly sheltered. The harbour is typically very clean and idyllic with the historic lighthouse backdrop and fishing boats.
The 800m and 400m start and finish in the harbour, so should offer no difficult conditions in terms of swell or break under normal circumstances.
The 2km is a beach finish with some swell depending on conditions although it is a relatively protected break. Beach break at North Beach will be affected by tide.
+ Professional organised swim with approvals and key safety measures , amazing lifesavers and first aid
+ Custom swim cap
+ Time Chip, results and prizes
+ Refreshments, amenities, activities
+ Kids finisher medals, spot prizes
2km Swimmers: baggage drop at harbour for collection at finish (north Wollongong beach).