The Mooloolaba Mile is a feature on Queensland’s ocean swimming calendar and continues to attract swimmers from all over Australia.
The main event, a one mile (1.6km) course is well within reach for beginners and novice ocean swimmers an ideal step up from traditional short course events.
The 3.0km Marathon distance is a great new option for seasoned swimmers and aspiring triathletes looking to push their limits.
If you’re a seasoned ocean swimmer or aspiring triathlete, push your limits in the 3.0km marathon distance course.
3000m in the ocean is not for the faint hearted, but this course is a great opportunity to go beyond the traditional ocean swim distances.
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.
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.
Junior Giants (300m & 800m)
The Junior Giants Series is a great new opportunity for kids aged 8 – 16 years to compete with other swimmers their own age.
We have a short & long course to choose from at every location where all swimmers can enjoy the thrill of a beach sprint finish! Events at Mooloolaba include:
We also encourage family and friends to share the experience and swim the course alongside the kids in the 300m Dash.
The 800m event will use the same course format as the 800m Half Mile event.
Every participant receives a free event t-shirt and opportunity for a signing session with Olympic legend, Michael Klim and other special guests.
Join Yoga guru Kat Harding for Stretch Yoga before you swim. The free session will include warm up stretching designed for swimmers, yoga for beginners and a few advanced poses for seasoned yoga enthusiasts.
All you need is a beach towel (instead of a yoga mat..)
All World Series Swims will have some great prizes up for grabs from Speedo Australia and elite swimmers will also have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes (1st, 2nd & 3rd) in nominated events.
Presentations on event day will include the following overall prizes in each event (male & female):
|……..||– 300m Junior Giants||1st, 2nd, 3rd (Speedo Product Vouchers)|
|– 800m Junior Giants||1st, 2nd, 3rd (Speedo Product Vouchers)|
|– 800m Half Mile
||1st, 2nd, 3rd (Speedo Product Vouchers)|
|– 1.6m Mooloolaba Mile
||1st (Annual Trophy), 2nd, 3rd (Speedo Product Vouchers)|
|– 3.0km Marathon||1st ($500), 2nd ($200), 3rd ($100)|
|SUNDAY MARCH 06, 2016|
|8:00am||Competitor Check-in Opens||@ Mooloolaba Surf Club (Level 1)|
|8-10:00||Free Sports Massage (Competitors)||@ Mooloolaba Beach – Finish Area|
|8:30am||Free Stretch Yoga with Kat Harding (30 mins)||@ Mooloolaba Beach – Finish Area|
|9:15am||Welcome & Briefing (300m, 800m, 3km)||@ Mooloolaba Beach – Finish Area|
|9:45am||300m Junior Giants||@ Mooloolaba Beach – Finish Area|
|10:15am||3.0km Marathon Start||@ Mooloolaba Beach – Finish Area|
|11:00am||800m Junior Giants Start||@ Mooloolaba Beach|
|11:05am||Half Mile Start||@ Mooloolaba Beach|
|11:25am||Safety Briefing (1.6km)||@ The Spit – Start Zone|
|11:30am||Mooloolaba Mile Start||@ The Spit – Start Zone|
|12:30pm||Presentations||@ Mooloolaba Beach – Finish Area|
|**Check-in closes 30 mins prior to each event|
|**Day Entries close 45 mins prior to each event|