This Summer we’re launching a series of regular, short course ocean swims held every month over Summer, in December, January & February.
The Gold Coast Summer Swims are super social and the distances are great training goals – think of them as stepping stones to longer distances and other events throughout your Summer.
The courses offer a mix of surf and flat water, from the sheltered Greenmount Beach around to Kirra Beach, home of the Cooly Classic.
For swim training, for surf practice, for race prep – these events are built for Summer fun in the surf, no matter what your motivation is.
The Summer Swim | 1.25km
The Summer Swim is for beginners, elites and everyone in between. It has a simple point-to-point course layout which is easy to navigate – no complicated turns!
The course also travels ‘with the sweep’ of the ocean, so you’ll get a bit of help as you swim.
On the day, you’ll check-in at Kirra Beach, take a short stroll to the Start at Greenmount (10 mins), then swim back to Kirra – 1.25km done!
View our Course Maps to see where you start and finish.
The Step Up | 1.75km
As the name suggests, the 1.75km course is a ‘step up’ in distance from the social swim. We want to provide a slightly longer option that you can set your sights on throughout the series.
There is no Elite wave or prize money, but if you want to win the Fastest Male & Female prize, you can start from any wave group, even the Mates Wave.
View our Course Maps to see this course layout.
|8:00am||Check-in & Late Entries||@ Event Site – Kirra Beach|
|9:15am||Walk to Start Areas (10-15 mins)|
|9:25am||Safety Briefing (1.75km)||@ Coolangatta Beach|
|9:30am||1.75km Swim Start||@ Coolangatta Beach|
|Age Group Waves|
|9:40am||Safety Briefing (1.25km)||@ Coolangatta Beach|
|9:45am||1.25km Swim Start||@ Greenmount Beach|
|Age Group Waves|
|10:45am||Presentations||@ Event Site – Kirra Beach|
|1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall|