Sydney’s favourite ocean swim event, the Cole Classic, is set to return to Manly on Sunday 3rd February 2019.
Paired with the Sun Run on the Saturday, the fun, family friendly, community events showcase the best of Sydney’s Northern Beaches and offer something for every fitness level.
Returning for its 36th year, Australia’s most historic and famous ocean swim event will see entrants taking to Manly’s refreshing ocean waters in 1km, 2km and 5km events, commencing at the beautiful Shelly Beach and finishing in front of Manly Life Saving Club.
Swimmers planning to take on the 300-capped 5km event will need to qualify, with previous 5km Cole Classic swimmers qualifying automatically, and first-timers needing to prove they can go the distance. This swim joins six other distance swims to form part of the Swimming NSW Summer Swim Leader Board.
Following a highly successful inaugural year, which sold out in record time, the Aquathlon will return in 2019, giving participants the chance to challenge themselves across both running and swimming, in one event. Entries are capped at 350 so enter early or risk missing out!
For the first time in 2019, the iconic weekend event will introduce a brand new event for kids, the Banana Boat SwimKids Series. It’s hoped this event will encourage mini swimmers to get involved in one of Australia’s largest ocean swims, and they can choose from a 100m swim/wade event for 7- 8 year olds; a 200m swim event for 9 – 10 year olds; and a 300m swim event for 11 – 12 year olds.
The range of short and challenging distances offers something for everyone and provides a way for the community to celebrate the ocean, get fit and have a bit of fun at the same time.
Avid walkers and runners will kick off the fitness festivities on Saturday, pounding the pavement in two spectacular Sun Run events; the 7km and 10km fun runs along the Northern Beaches’ picturesque coastline. Both distances will start at Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club and finish beside the iconic Manly Life Saving Club.
The event will also feature a village expo on Manly’s famous promenade for supporters and participants to relax and enjoy throughout the exciting weekend.
OceanFit will be offering special Learn to ocean swim clinics in Manly on Sundays during January (dates to be announced soon).
Registrations for all events are now open.