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Feb 6

Cole Classic ocean swim

6 February 2022

The Cole Classic is a ‘must do’ on every ocean swimmers’ calendar.

The event was founded by keen swimmer Graham Cole in 1982 after he competed in a similar event in Hawaii. He came back to Sydney and was keen to establish something similar for Australia’s keen ocean swimmers.Thus, the Cole Classic was born.

These days, swimmers and spectators alike come together and immerse themselves in the community atmosphere on the first Sunday in February at Australia’s iconic Manly Beach.

As the Cole Classic celebrates its 40th year anniversary, you can join more than 4,000 swimmers of all ages and abilities who will take on the 1km, 2km or 5km swims, with some of the more serious competitors entering more than one distance!

Whilst all distances enjoy a common start line at Shelly Beach, the 5km swim takes you over to Freshwater Point, with the 2km and 1km swims looping north, before all distances share a common finish line at either South Steyne.


Shelly Beach
Manly, 2095 Australia + Google Map


Manly LSC


Swim Type
Ocean Swim
Swim Distances
1km, 2km & 5km
Course Type
Around The Buoys

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