The Cooly Classic is the most iconic open water swimming competition held on the Gold Coast.
2018 Cooly Classic Ocean Swim Coolangatta, Gold Coast
Athletes who find the 2km course too daunting take the easier 1km Cooly 1000. The course starts with a sprint from Coolangatta Beach and also ends at Kirra Beach. It is only half the challenge of the main event but many competitors still find this course to be very challenging.
For kids who wish to complete, they can take part in the Cooly Classic 300m Kids Surf Dash or the 1km Surf Dash. The 300m Kids Dash is for kids 8–16 yrs and the 1000m Junior Giants is for those aged 10–16 yrs. This is not only a great way for families to get the most out of the event but also introduces kids to the world of this elite sport.
Pre-registration is preferred, however you can enter on the day. Limited places will be available and a late entry fee will apply.
The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim is usually held during Australia’s autumn months. It finishes around noon, yet there are plenty of activities to enjoy after the race including swimming, beach games and water sports.