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Shark Island Swim Event


Incorporating the
ACE Gutters Cronulla Shark Island Swim
Distance: 2.3 km – 10.30 am start
Timing band collection: 8.30 am onwards
from marquee in Cronulla Park

Swimmers Capped at 650

and the
Pulse Cronulla Beach Fun Swim
Distance: 1 km – 8.30 am start
Timing band collection: 7.00 am onwards
from marquee in Cronulla Park

Swimmers Capped at 450

Sunday 5 February 2023

Alternate date if swim is unable to be run on
Sunday 5 February will be Sunday 19 March 2023

The 2023 2.3 km Shark Island Swim
will once again have an Elite Wave

If entering the Elite Wave, you must be able to swim the 2.3 km distance in under 34 minutes for males and under 35 minutes for females. Swim organisers will contact all Elite Wave registered swimmers prior to the event for proof of ability to swim the distance in under the stated times. Elite Wave registration can be found in the 'Select your Event' section when registering.

On-line entries close 4.00 pm
Saturday 4 February 2023

There will be no late registrations available
on race day.
Swimmers will be capped
at 650 for the 2.3km race
& 450 for the 1km race

The Service NSW app

You need to use the Service NSW app in order to participate in any event on race day. Scan the COVID Safe QR code located at the marquee in Cronulla Park prior to collecting your timing band. You will need to confirm that you have registered in order to participate. If you do not have the Service NSW app, you can download it for free below or search ‘Service NSW’ within your app store.

Link to the Apple app store Link to the Google app store

Link to the Shark Island Swim Facebook page Follow the link to our Facebook page for updates and information on the Cronulla SLSC Shark Island Swim.

MINIMUM AGE EACH SWIM:

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

START TIMES, AGE GROUPS & START WAVES:

PULSE CRONULLA BEACH 1 KM SWIM
8.30 am start
1st wave: 10-39 years old
2nd wave: 40 years old and over
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall Male and Female Swimmers
Swimmers capped at 450


ACE GUTTERS CRONULLA SHARK ISLAND 2.3 KM SWIM

10.30 am start
1st wave: Elite
2nd wave: 13-29 years old
3rd wave: 30-39 years old
4th wave: 40-49 years old
5th wave: 50-59 years old
6th wave: 60 years old and over
Swimmers capped at 650


2.3 KM SWIM AGE DIVISIONS

Elite group: Eligible for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Outright placing, these
swimmers will be awarded prize money and Trophies only.
No age group prizes can be won by elite swimmers.

Age Groups: 1st Male and Female Placegetter receive Prizes
13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 + over
Swimmers capped at 650

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION:

Please see PDF attachment for Important Additional Race Information for the Shark Island Swim.

SWIMSUITS:

Please see PDF attachment for Swimsuit Regulations for the Shark Island Swim.

PROTESTS AND APPEALS:

Please see PDF attachment for Protests and Appeals for the Shark Island Swim.

SAFETY:

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.

DISABLED ASSISTANCE:

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

FINISH:

Underneath the finish arch on Cronulla Beach.

PRESENTATION:

Presentations for both the 1km and 2.3km swims will be held after the finish of the 2.3km swim in the Cronulla Surf Club Purcell Room around 12.15 - 12.30 pm.

ENQUIRIES:

Please contact Scott Williams on 0414 242 244 or fill out the contact form on the Enquiries page.