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Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

The Cooly Classic is the most iconic open water swimming competition held on the Gold Coast.

Every year, elite swimmers flock to this event to compete and also to conquer three of the country’s most challenging surf breaks: Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

2018 Cooly Classic Ocean Swim Coolangatta, Gold Coast

The main event of the Cooly Classic ocean swim is a 2km course that starts with a big challenge to conquer the long waves at Snapper Rocks. A kilometre into the race, competitors will pass through Rainbow Bay, then to another challenging set of waves at Coolangatta and finally end with a sprint finish on Kirra Beach. There is now a new 3km event that follows the same course, but with an additional leg added beyond Kirra Point.

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.

Schedule

TBA - April 2018

Event Times

2017 Times
8am: Check-in & Late Entries
8.45am: Stretch Yoga with Erin Bourne, Aloka Yoga & Pilates
9.30am: Safety Briefing (2km & 3km)
9.45am: Shuttle Buses depart for 2km & 3km Start
10.30am: 3.0km Marathon Start
10.45am: Cooly Classic 2.0 Start
11.55am: Safety Briefing (1000m)
12pm: Cooly 1000 Start
12.10am: 1000m Junior Giants Start
12.30pm : 300m Junior Giants Start
1.15pm: Presentations

Venue

Kirra Surf Life Saving Club

Address

Marine Parade
Coolangatta, QLD

Contact Details

No phone number available

Prices

Free

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