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.
The event has a single distance on offer, a very achievable 1.5km for this time of the season.
There are plenty of age categories for male and female swimmers and a mates wave for families and friends who want to enjoy the swim together.
Celebrate your morning’s work with a coffee at Duke’s cafe on the beach or catch up with friends over fish and chips and a beer at Harbords Beach Hotel.