Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim| Sunshine Coast, QLD

Sunday March 21, 2021 | Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast

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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 and is an ideal step up from traditional short course events.

The Mooloolaba 3.0 is a great option for seasoned swimmers and anyone looking to push their limits.

Events: 800m Junior Giants, 800m, 1.6km, 3.0km


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.


Mooloolaba 3.0

The Mooloolaba 3.0 is a popular distance and a great step up in distance from shorter swims.

This long course bay swim starts and finishes in the same location at Mooloolaba Beach.


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.


Junior Giants (800m)

The Junior Giants events are a great opportunity for kids aged 10 – 16 years to compete with other swimmers their own age.

The Mooloolaba Mile Junior Giants course will follow the Half Mile course and finish on Mooloolaba Beach.


4wesome Teams Challenge

It’s just more fun in a team!

If you and some mates want free Mooloolaba Mile entries year after year, here’s your chance.

Our new ‘4wesome Teams Challenge’ allows you to swim the Mooloolaba Mile as an individual (from any wave group), but compete as a team – the fastest combined time wins (all four swimmers).

  • Age Categories: Under 149, 150-199, 200+
  • The combined ages of each team member determines your Age Category
  • Prizes: Free team entries into 2022 Mooloolaba Mile for each Age Category Winning Team

To enter your 4wesome Team in the Mooloolaba Mile, each member needs to write the same Team Name on their online entry form.



This year the presentations may be virtual, but the prizes are still very real!

Our overall place-getters (3, 2, 1) in every event, plus age group winners in the 1.6km & 3.0km can collect their prizes after the event.

If you cannot collect your prize on event day, a postage fee applies if you need us to mail it to you.

 – Mooloolaba 3.0 1st, 2nd, 3rd (WSS Gift + Product Prize)
  Age Group Winners: Mooloolaba Mile Towels
 – 800m Junior Giants 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Product Prize)
 – Half Mile (800m) 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Product Prize)
 – Mooloolaba Mile
1st ($500), 2nd & 3rd (WSS Gift)
  Age Group Winners: Mooloolaba Mile Towels

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