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Pittwater Swim Series
January 8 @ 8:00 am - March 12 @ 5:00 pm
It’s On Again! – An Ocean Swim every Sunday in January
With The Popular Pittwater Ocean Swim Series
Yes, it’s on again! The Pittwater Ocean Swim Series will feature ocean swims, every Sunday in January, showcasing some of Australia’s most picturesque locations on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The Newport Pool to Peak swims will kick off the Series on Sunday 8 January and ocean swimmers are expected to gleefully hit the waves in the post-covid era. Bilgola will follow on Sunday 15 January, Mona Vale on the 22nd, and the Big Swim on 29 January. Avalon will follow on Sunday 12 March.
“After the last couple of years with lockdowns etc, we are all wanting to get back into it and ocean swimming is a popular way to reconnect with nature. The Pittwater Series was created by the clubs involved as we were already cooperating with water safety and other organisational issues.
“The Pittwater Series has become very popular because it offers ocean swimmers, from around Australia and the rest of the world, a smorgasbord of well organised shorter and traditional swim courses in a great environment. Swimmers and their teams can enjoy the local cafes and restaurants as well as boutique shopping, said John Guthrie one of the Pittwater Series organisers.
Another Series organiser, David Madew from the Bilgola club, says the swims are an important fund raiser, for essential safety equipment and maintenance, benefitting the whole community.
“There is a terrific atmosphere at each swim and there is a lot of camaraderie between the experienced swimmers. The shorter swims also offer an opportunity for those who would like to try ocean swimming in a well supervised environment. It’s a great challenge and we all know the health benefits of aerobic in the ocean.
“We are very appreciative of a grant, from Northern Beaches for the Series, which obviously recognises the importance of the events to the local business communities and tourism. After each swim we see swimmers and their teams enjoying the local cafes, clubs and shops,” David said.
“Thanks to Oceanfit, the centre for ocean swimming in Australia, entrants to the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series will go into the draw for an Oceanfit swim The Whitsundays Tour, valued at $1,995 for one, if they enter at least three of the swims. Entrants must be over 18 years and accommodation is in a single share cabin.
It’s a draw of all swim entrants regardless of their swim time, which means even a dog paddler could win it! David continued
Full Pittwater Swim Series event details and entries for each swim are available on www.oceanswims.com website.
Better start training!
Enquiries John Guthrie 0408 247 986