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Jan 30

Big Swim: Palm To Whale Beach

30 January 2022

The Big Swim from Palm Beach to Whale Beach is one of the premier events on the ocean swim calendar, with a proud history and a satisfying and challenging course.

The point-to-point ocean swim started in 1974 with just shy of 40 competitors; but today, it is pushing 2000 competitors, attracting ocean swimmers from all over the country.

Located an hour’s drive from Sydney’s CBD, starting on the northernmost beach on the peninsula, this ocean swim offers two different swim distances; the ‘Little Big Swim’ which is a 1km ocean swim and the main event, the ‘Big Swim’ a 2.5km ocean swimming epic.

Some say you graduate as an ocean swimmer once you’ve completed the Big Swim.


Palm Beach
Palm Beach, 2108 Australia + Google Map


Whale Beach SLSC


Swim Type
Ocean Swim
Swim Distances
1km & 2.8km
Course Type
Point To Point, Around The Buoys

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