The Barney Mullins Swim Classic is named after Freshwater SLSC Life Member and Freshwater swim legend George ‘Barney’ Mullins. The race up until 2007 was restricted to Freshwater SLSC members. Barney passed away in October 1995 and his son George travels from Queensland each year to attend race day.
Freshwater is one of Sydney’s most beautiful northern beaches and is generally protected from some of the larger swells by its north and south headland. White sands and crystal clear water help to ensure an enjoyable swim to be had by all.
There is a single distance on offer, a very achievable 1.5km for this time of the season.
All entrants in the swim will receive a water bottle and swim cap. There is an elite category for male and female swimmers (2km under 28mins), and a mates wave for families and friends who want to enjoy the swim together.
Use #freshwateroceanswim to share your ocean swim experience. Our favourite photo from all swims each month wins a pair of goggles!
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