Shark Island Swim 2014

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Payce Cronulla Shark Island Swim
Distance: 2.3 km – 10.30 am start

Payce Cronulla Beach Fun Swim
Distance: 1 km – 9.30 am start

Sunday 20 March 2016

To all PAYCE Shark Island Swimmers. Thank you for supporting the 2016 Shark Island Swim organised by Cronulla SLSC. The Shark Island Swim Committee, in conjunction with the Cronulla SLSC and the Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguards decided the beach should be closed due to dangerous surf and beach conditions. We would like to sincerely apologise for the cancellation and any inconvenience caused due to the cancellation of this year’s PAYCE Shark Island Swim.

At 8:45am a unanimous decision was made that due to the safety of all swimmers and water safety volunteers that the conditions were too dangerous to hold the event. As per the terms and conditions on the online entry form there will be no refund of entry fees or rescheduling the swim to another date.

We would like to ensure that all funds raised go towards purchasing vital surf lifesaving rescue equipment for Cronulla SLSC. We thank you for your ongoing support of the event and look forward to welcoming you back to Cronulla for the 2017 PAYCE Shark Island Swim.


Minimum age for the 1 km swim is 10 years old.
Minimum age for the 2.3 km swim is 13 years old.


1 km SWIM
9.30 am 2 WAVES – UNDER 40YRS/OVER 40YRS


Between flags on Cronulla Beach. The flags will be about 10 metres up the beach from the waters edge.


Disabled assistance is available for entry/exit of water for both swims. Please request this assistance when signing in on the day.


There will be inflatable rescue boats, jet skis and board paddlers patrolling the course. Each swimmer is responsible for his or her own physical condition and enters this event at their own personal risk. Any swimmer who is still in the water after 90 minutes will be asked to default and will be transported to shore.

A swimmer deemed incapable of completing the course may be brought to shore at any time at the absolute discretion of the Water Safety Manager.


Swimmers must wear only conventional swimming costumes made from lycra and/or polyester. Costumes must contain no neoprene or any other ‘high tech’ material or substance or any material with any flotation support. Male swimmers must wear only briefs with no arms, legs or any part of the costume covering their body above the waist. Female swimmers must wear either one or two piece costumes with no arms or legs.

If you choose to wear a wetsuit or swimsuit with flotation support, you will be ineligible for any prizes.


Major awards will be presented at the conclusion of the race in the Tony Purcell Memorial Room, upstairs in Cronulla SLSC at approximately 12.15pm.


The Race Convenor – Glenn Carter on 0415 975 507.