The Coogee Island Challenge is back for the summer swim on Sunday 5th December after a hiatus in 2020/21 due to COVID. Please read through this important information about how the event will be run on the day.
Whilst the event is being held in summer, we recommend you bring warm clothes with you for when waiting at the start and at the end of your swim.
Remember to hydrate well the day before the race, eat a good meal the night before and a good breakfast beforehand. Please bring a drink bottle as we will not be providing any food or drink stations under our COVID plan unfortunately. Plus a warm change of clothes afterwards, and photo identification. Remember Coogee’s parking is limited and requires pay by the hour meters, so if you can come by public transport, please refer to the NSW Public Transport line.
Event Day Registration & Sign In
As per the current Public Health Order 2021, it will be mandatory to sign in using our Services NSW QR code located at the registration tables on the day of the event and you will need to show proof of your vaccination status before you receive your registration pack.
Swim Times & Arrival to Beach
Start Time Event ARRIVE BETWEEN
08:30am 800m Junior Dash. 7:45-8:15am
09:15am 1km Splash n Dash 8:30-9:00am
10:00am 2.4k Coogee Island Challenge 9:15-9:45am
We request that you make every effort to arrive at the beach between the times posted above as we still have a requirement to minimise as many numbers on the beach as possible. Our swim and go policy will still remain as a residual effect of the COVID restrictions. Follow the CIC Facebook page to receive further event updates.
On arrival at the beach make your way directly to the registration tables on the sand in front of the Coogee promenade, going directly to your age group. This is where you will sign-in with Service NSW, show proof of you vaccination and collect your swim cap and timing chip.
Marshalls will direct you to the start line (north end of the beach) accessed from the top promenade and down the small set of stairs to the sand. This is where you will wait in the Competitors Only area to start the race.
The race will not be run as one wave per age group, rather it will be run in waves of 3 swimmers every 3-5 seconds in age groups. If the age groups are too large these may be split accordingly.
Presentations for winners and place getters in all age groups will be held back at the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club after the event from midday.