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Nov 20

The Dawny to Cockatoo Challenge

20 November 2022

The Dawny to Cockatoo Challenge is a chance to dive into Sydney’s history.

Swims leave from the Dawn Fraser Pool at Balmain to (1.1km) or around (2.4km) Cockatoo Island and back, depending on the distance you choose.

You wouldn’t think swimming in the harbour would be so good, but the water is fine, and swimming through Sydney’s maritime heritage, and some of our most impressive harbourside real estate, is a treat. Harbour swims provide unique perspectives on the city and the harbour.

And let us assure you that if you have any fears about the cleanliness of the water in the harbour, forget them; the water is as clean as it has ever been.


Dawn Fraser Pool
Elkington Park, Fitzroy Avenue
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