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Yamba ocean swim

Sun, 5 Jan 2020

The Yamba ocean swim is a fun open water event in the northern New South Wales town of Yamba. With a number of swims on offer the event is the perfect day out for the whole family to enjoy.

There are three distances open to competitors – 700m, 2km and 250m. The 250m Dash for Cash is for individuals who have competed in either of the other two races.

Yamba is a gorgeous coastal town in NSW. Make sure to stay in the area for a few days to ensure enough time to explore and relax. Yamba Lighthouse and Angourie Beach are at the top of the list.

Swim courses

The Yamba ocean swim offer competitors a few race distances making it a suitable event for the novice to the more competitive open water athlete.

The 700m swim starts at Convent Beach and finishes at Main Beach. The 2km event starts and ends at Main Beach. It follows a simple large rectangular course marked by buoys. For any swimmer who has competed in either race, a 250m Dash for Cash is also on offer. The swim starts and finishes at Main Beach and is marked with a buoy line in the water.

Swimmers as young as 10 can take part in the 700m swim and competitors must be at least 12 to race in the 2km swim.

250m dash for cash

Open to participants from the 700m or 2km, you can put it all on the line to win the $$$. The race will take place after the other events, and in full glory of the cheering crowd.

700m ocean swim

The 700m swim for swimmers as young as 10 starts at Convent Beach and finishes at Main Beach… just a little bit of an adventure!

2km ocean swim

A 2km classic square course is in action here, with buoys marking the way away from, and back to, the main beach in front of the surf club. Swimmers 12 and over can take on this beast.

While you’re there

Take a few days off and spend a few days in the beautiful Yamba area.

With an array of gorgeous beaches, there are plenty of places to go surfing, play in the waves and soak up the sun. Brooms Head Main Beach, Angourie Beach and Pippi Beach Yamba are the top picks!

Angourie walking track is a stunning coastal trail with the most magnificent ocean views of sheltered bays and rocky shoals.

Yamba is not short of treasured picnic spots. Gather the family and a feast and spend the day by the beach at Angourie Bay picnic area.

Travel and parking

Small town swims = lots of on-street, free parking. Start with a look down Marine Parade as you enter the surf club, then look along Ocean Street, Clarence Street and Pilot Street – all beaches that run parallel with the beach.

You’ll find something, and you won’t have far to walk.


2017 results (2km | 700m) | 2016 results (2km | 700m)

Event Date

Sun, 5 Jan 2020
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Yamba SLSC


Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
around the buoys, along the beach & dash for cash
Swim lengths
700m & 2km


Yamba Beach
Yamba NSW
Yamba,New South Wales2464Australia
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