Coogee Island Challenge
Next date for CIC is now 11th April 2021.
This event is one of Coogee Surf Life Saving Club’s major fundraisers, with anywhere between 1,000 and 2,000 keen ocean swimmers attend this event.
Currently the current COVID situation is changing and evolving very quickly, and we have a social responsibility to reduce the spread of Coronavirus in our community. Public health and safety is our number one priority.
The Events team are busy working on the next swim events scheduled for April and November 2021 – and it is hopeful that these events will proceed based on the public health orders at the time
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Stay healthy and stay safe...and keep Swimming !!
Preparations are now well underway at Coogee Surf Life Saving Club for the 2021 Coogee Island Challenge Ocean Swim series and this year it is all about two events
For 20 years Coogee SLSC has run the Coogee Island Challenge.
These events open and close 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