Newport's Pool to Peak Swims Commence One for Younger Swimmers: Three More in Pittwater Ocean Swim Series to Come
It is known as the friendly, family swim. The club also has a 1.2kms swim starting at 9.00am at Mona Vale and finishing at Mona Vale Basin. Enjoy fruit on your return as well as a barbecue. There are prizes for placegetters and a mystery draw for all swimmers.
There is a free shuttle bus between Mona Vale and Warriewood with bag security.
The final Summer swim in the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series is the iconic Palm Beach to Whale Beach known as The Big Swim, run this season on January 28th, 2018. This was the pioneering ocean swim in the area starting way back in 1974 with just small group of swimmers trying out the challenge.
It is known this time as The 2018 Macquarie BIG SWIM (2.5-2.8kms. starting at 10.00am) & URM Little BIG Swim (Up to 1Km. with a limit of 400 swimmers starting at 8.30am).
The URM Little BIG swim is another chance to try ocean swimming for the first time.
The Big Swim is the ultimate challenge that ocean swimmers rejoice in completing. You can see the look of satisfaction on their faces as they run up the beach to the finish line. Free transport from parking areas at Careel Bay soccer fields, is available.
IMPORTANT NOTICE !
Due to the predicted strong winds and high seas, Avalon have unfortunately had to postpone ALL ocean swim events today, Sunday 14th Jan. The new date for all Avalon Beach SLSC swims including the AROUND THE BENDS swim is set for Sunday APRIL 8th.
The Pittwater Swims Series with Avalon Beach SLSC hosting their round of swims includes the third ‘destination swim’ in the Pittwater Swim Series, the ‘Around the Bends Challenge’ which sees swimmers leave Newport and swim to Avalon. The inaugural Around the Bends Challenge was held last year in brilliant conditions.