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Mooloolaba Beach Festival | Ocean Swims

February 17 & 18, 2018 | Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast

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In 2018, the Mooloolaba Mile ocean swims program expands with some great new events, held over two days at Mooloolaba Beach and Alexandra Headland.

Distances include 300m, 800m, 2.5km, 5.0km and the iconic Mooloolaba Mile on Sunday February 18 (1.6km).

Package entries are available to swim in both Saturday and Sunday events.  Early Bird rates also offer up to 40% discount on day entry fees.

 

SATURDAY FEB 17

2.5km Alex Headland to Mooloolaba Ocean Swim

New for 2018 is this classic point-to-point ocean swim, from Alexandra Headland to Mooloolaba Beach (A2M).

The distance, 2.5km, is our long course challenge for the weekend, with the 5.0km Grand Prix to follow shortly after.

The course starts at Alex Beach and follows the headland around to Mooloolaba Beach, finishing in front of the famous Loo-with-a-view.

  • Start-line: the 2.5km start is located at Alex Headland Beach, in front of the Surf Club.  Please check-in at the Mooloolaba Beach then make your way to Alex Headland

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5.0km Mooloolaba Grand Prix

Another new addition for 2018, the 5.0km Mooloolaba Grand Prix is a great opportunity to push your limits beyond the typical open water distances.

The event will be contested by some of Australia’s most talented pool and open water swimmers, as well as some international guests.

The course will start at Mooloolaba Beach, travel north towards a turn at Alex Beach, then return following the headland back to the finish at Mooloolaba.  This course is exposed to the conditions and we only encourage experienced ocean swimmers to enter this event.

The field will be limited to just 200 swimmers – get in quick when entries open!

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SUNDAY FEB 18

Mooloolaba Mile (1.6km)

This is the big one. One Mile (1.6km) is the most popular open water distance around the globe for a reason – it’s well within reach for beginners and a great time trial for experienced swimmers.

Beginning at Mooloolaba’s South-Eastern end (The Spit), the One Mile course (1.6km) follows an M shaped path north towards the finish line. The first turn is located directly out from the start near the Mooloolah river mouth. Midway, the course brings swimmers back towards the breakers then out again to the final turn.

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Mooloolaba Half Mile (800m)

From juniors testing themselves in the open water to groups of friends battling it out for bragging rights, the Mooloolaba Half Mile (800m) can be achieved with limited training and is loads of fun!

You’ll join the Mooloolaba Mile course at the halfway mark and round the final turn before hitting the sand for a sprint to the finish.

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Junior Giants (300m & 800m)

The Junior Giants events are a great opportunity for kids aged 8 – 16 years to compete with other swimmers their own age.

We have a short & long course to choose from:

  • 300m Short Course (8 – 16 yrs)
  • 800m Long Course (10 – 16 yrs)

We also encourage family and friends to share the experience and swim the course alongside the kids in the 300m Dash.

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Prizes

All World Series Swims will have some great prizes up for grabs from our partners and elite swimmers will also have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes in nominated events, see below.

Presentations on event day will include the following overall prizes in each event (male & female):

 – 2.5km A2M 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Zoggs Goggles)
 – 5.0km Grand Prix 1st ($700), 2nd ($300), 3rd ($200)
 – 300m Junior Giants 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Zoggs Goggles)
 – 800m Junior Giants 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Zoggs Goggles)
 – Mooloolaba Half Mile (800m) 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Zoggs Goggles)
 – Mooloolaba Mile (1.6km) 1st (Annual Trophy + $500), 2nd & 3rd (WSS Towels)
Age Group Winners (WSS Towels)
 – Major Prizes: 2XU Race Wetsuits x3 – Random Draw (announced online)

 

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