Coogee Island Challenge
Next dates for CIC are now 29 November 2020 and 4th April 2021.
April 2020 Event now Cancelled
Following on from our recent message last week regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to cancel the April 5th Coogee Island Challenge swim but feel this is the right decision under the
This event is one of Coogee Surf Life Saving Club’s major fundraisers with anywhere between 1,000 and 2,000 keen ocean swimmers.
However as the current situation is changing and evolving very quickly, we have a social responsibility to reduce the spread of Coronavirus in our community. Public health and safety is our number one priority.
For those who have already registered for the April swim, your registrations will automatically rollover to the November swim and we appreciate your support. For those who cannot make the November swim, please contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a refund.
We understand people will be disappointed with this decision and we apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that you can support us by getting behind the November swim.
Stay healthy and stay safe.
Preparations are now well underway at Coogee Surf Life Saving Club for the 2019/2020 Coogee Island Challenge Ocean Swim series and this year it is all about two events
For 19 years Coogee SLSC has run the Coogee Island Challenge. This event opens and closed the ocean swimming season in Sydney.
The Coogee Island Challenge continues to increase in popularity with entrant numbers increasing steadily since the swim’s inception, with a record 1800 swimmers taking the plunge in November 2013.
Both events in November and April boast three race courses:
Coogee Bay is protected by headlands to the south and north and also by Wedding Cake Island that sits offshore. Conditions are fairly calm; Coogee is not known for currents, rips or difficult surf. But don’t relax too much, previous competitors have been know to find the ride around Wedding Cake Island a little choppy and challenging.
Ocean swimming continues on track as one of the fastest growing sports in the country, with thousands of keen competitors gathering, virtually every weekend in summer, at beaches around the country for another gruelling swim. Ocean swimmers can be found from Bondi to Bronte, from Perth to Rottnest Island, Byron Bay to Wategos and even in the Antarctic temperatures of the Victorian coastline.
The Coogee Island Challenge is a vital part of the fund raising activities of the Club, where entry fees contribute to the purchase of vital lifesaving equipment required during the warmer seasons