SUN APRIL 14, 2024 | Kirra Beach, Gold Coast


Please read all of the below information carefully before completing your entry form (you’ll need a credit card ready for this).

Day entries are not available in 2024, however you do have until 9:00am on the day prior to event day to complete your online entry form.

Your entry fee includes:

  • Cooly Classic Merchandise
  • Engine swim cap
  • Fresh fruit (finish line)
  • Digital Timing with Live Online Results


 Entry Fees

 Sales End 5pm Jan 22 5pm Apr 08 9am Apr 13
Cooly 5.0 (5.0km) $54.50 $59.50 $64.50
Cooly 3.0 (3.0km)
$49.50 $54.50 $59.50
Cooly Classic (2.0km)
$49.50 $54.50 $59.50
Cooly 1000 (1.0km)
$44.50 $49.50 $54.50
Junior Giants 1000m
$29.50 $34.50 $39.50


Discounts & Specials

In 2024, we have entry specials if you wish to enter more than one distance.


  • If you wish to enter more than one distance, please contact us for a discount code
  • 25% discount applies when you enter your second distance
  • Contact:


Age Categories (Results)

  • 1.0km Junior Giants: 10-15
  • 1km: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • 2km, 3km, 5km: 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+


Wave Start Groups

Below are the wave start groups available. Each group will also be split into Male & Female waves.

  • Elite Wave: For Elite swimmers competing for overall places & prizemoney
  • Age Group Waves: Automatic unless you select the Elite / Mates
  • Mates Wave: Families & friends!


Wetsuit Policy

Wetsuits are not typically allowed in many ocean swimming events, however they are a great buoyancy aid that offer assistance to inexperienced or less confident ocean swimmers.

  • Wetsuits are permitted for swimmers entering into Mates Wave and  Age Group Waves
  • Wetsuits are not permitted for swimmers entering into the Elite Wave who are competing for overall prizes and prizemoney.

Event Merchandise Store

In 2024, we have the following merchandise items for sale through the online entry form.

  • Cooly Classic T-Shirt – White ($15.00)
  • Engine ‘Weapon’ Goggles – Twilight ($25.00)

Event T-Shirt Size Chart (cm)

**Order a larger size if in doubt, Mens & Womens range are slimfit tees

Width Height Width Height
S 46 70 41 64
M 51 73 43 67
L 56 76 47 69
XL 61 78 50 71
2XL 66 81 56 72

Refund Policy

If any changes are required to the proposed courses, distances, program or in the event of postponement, entry fees are non-refundable.

Refunds for withdrawals will only be given pre-event if World Series Swims is notified by email SEVEN DAYS BEFORE EVENT DAY.

All refunds will incur a $10 administration fee per competitor. No refunds will be given WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF EVENT DAY, this includes transfers from one distance to another.

In the event of extreme weather or a COVID related health order that impacts the delivery of the event, the whole event will be postponed to a later date and all entries will be automatically transferred to the new date.


Entries Close:

Online entries for 2024 close at 9:00am April 13, 2024.


Entry Form

In the online entry form you will be asked to agree to our Terms & Conditions – please take the time to read these as they include important conditions surrounding your participation in this event..



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