World Series Swims hosts ocean swims at some iconic beaches around Australia but says Mooloolaba Beach is always a favourite for the ‘weekend warriors’.
The fourth annual Mooloolaba Mile will be held on Sunday March 6th and the one mile course (approx. 1.6km) is a distance that continues to attract record participation around the globe, including the world’s largest open water swim, the Midmar Mile in South Africa, held over the past weekend.
World Series Swims Ambassador and former Olympian, Michael Klim, can see why the Mooloolaba Mile always attracts a social crowd.
“Mooloolaba Beach is well protected and the distance isn’t too scary for first timers or inexperienced ocean swimmers”
“You don’t need to train like an Olympian to conquer this one!” said Klim
The event is set to attract a diverse field of participants, from triathletes in training for the Mooloolaba Triathlon, to surf club members, weekend warriors and elite swimmers from around Australia.
One elite swimmer looking for success on home soil is Australian Dolphins team member Chelsea Gubecka who is now one step closer on her quest to quality for the Rio Olympics with a 13th place finish at the FINA World Championships in Russia.
The Year 12 student at Kawana Waters State College on the Sunshine Coast, was the second youngest in the 50-strong field that slogged it out for almost two hours on the Kazanka River, chasing the 10 automatic Rio spots on the line.
The next round of Olympic qualifying for Australians will be in Portugal in May.
The Mooloolaba Mile is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine Coast Destination Limited, the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and promoted as part of the It’s Live! In Queensland event calendar.
For more information or to enter online visit http://worldseriesswims.com.au/mooloolaba-mile/