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Island Charity Swim

Sat, 12 May 2018

The Island Charity Swim at Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast is a true test of endurance for long-distance ocean swimmers.

At 11km, it’s the second longest open water swim in Australia (after the Rotto swim), with the course taking you from Mudjimba Beach, around Mudjimba Island (affectionately known as Old Woman Island by locals) to Mooloolaba Beach – quite the journey!

The event, which can be completed in teams of up to six swimmers, is a major fundraiser for the children at the Nambour and Currimundi Special schools, located nearby.

Entry is free, but there’s a catch… you will need to raise a certain level of sponsorship dollars to gain entry, $1,000 for an individual, $1,500 for a team of two, $2,500 (four), $3,000 (six).

While you’re there, make the most of the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches and chilled coast life by making a weekend of it.

Note: this is a complicated swim to organise, you’ll need a boat and paddler in support, and there are other entry requirements. Please view the official event website for more information, including their extensive FAQ’s.

Swim courses

The 11km course starts at Mudjimba Beach and heads directly out to Mudjimba Island, where you’ll circumnavigate the island in an anti-clockwise direction, before making a beeline for Mooloolaba Beach (which is south of where you started).

While you’re there

Soak up the Mooloolaba scene when you shop and dine along the glamorous beachfront esplanade full of outdoor cafes, juice bars, alfresco restaurants, and fashion boutiques.

Check out UnderWater World, take more advantage of the warm water with a surf lesson or rent a bike and go cruising.

To eat like the locals, head to Ric’s Deli on The Esplanade for lovely staff, a chilled environment and a delicious breakfast.

Travel and parking

In an event like this there are lots of people to organise, including ground and water crew, so it can be quite the effort to string it all together. We suggest getting your team together a few week’s out from the event and planning out what will happen on the day, including what you’ll need and where you’ll need to be, and when you’ll need to be there.

Results

“Competition is brushed aside at the annual Island Charity Swim. Instead, community spirit reigns.” – Organisers 🙂

Organiser

Atlas Multisports

Other

Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
around a feature/island
Swim lengths
11km

Location

Mudjimba Beach
Mudjimba QLD
Mudjimba, Queensland 4564 Australia
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Weather forecast

May 12

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
12am 11°C 2 m/s
1am 12°C 0 m/s
2am 12°C 0 m/s
3am 9°C 2 m/s
4am 11°C 0 m/s
5am 12°C 3 m/s
6am 9°C 2 m/s
6:19    
7am 11°C 0 m/s
8am 14°C 0 m/s
9am 16°C 4 m/s
10am 17°C 4 m/s
11am 18°C 5 m/s
12pm 21°C 4 m/s
1pm 20°C 4 m/s
2pm 22°C 4 m/s
3pm 22°C 4 m/s
4pm 22°C 3 m/s
5pm 19°C 0 m/s
5:11    
6pm 16°C 2 m/s
7pm 14°C 0 m/s
8pm 15°C 0 m/s
9pm 14°C 1 m/s
10pm 16°C 2 m/s
11pm 17°C 2 m/s

Disclaimer

We’ve done our best to provide up-to-date information on all the swims we list on our calendar. However, we ask that you please consult the official event website or registration location for final information, schedule, costs and terms & conditions before registering. Spotted an error? Please let us know.


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