Despite the CV-19 we're hopeful of having our SunnyCoast Winter Solstice Swim late 2020
Come and enjoy a mid winter swim on the Sunny Coast. Pick your swim distance and join in for a day of fun at Alex SLSC while supporting the Rotary Community Causes
Parents and kids can go first on a MINI SWIM before the main swim event 

What to Expect...

Come along to Alex SLSC in the middle of Winter to show your support for the Community.
This year Alex Rotary and Alex SLSC have got together to run the Winter Solstice Swim legs in aid of the Sunshine Coast Community helpers.
We're usually guaranteed beautiful Sunshine Coast weather for the swims which are a great opportunity to shake off those mid - winter blues with a dip in the ocean in front of the Alex SLSC. 
This year we are BIGGER than last year. We start with  MINI swim for 9-14 year olds to get things underway.  We're also staging a MINI SWIM for Solstice and is designed for those who can competently swim approximately 500 metres. It is to encourage 14 and under swimmers to join in before mum and dad do the longer swims. This swim takes entrants from 9 and 14 year old and is an ideal way to introduce the participants to the joys of ocean swimming.   
After the U14's are out of the water, the serious swimmers get into the ocean for the 5Km swim. Then the 3 Km swimmers get going, followed by the 1 Km swimmers.

The courses

All the courses will be clearly marked in the bay by buoys. Thank you Mooloolaba Yacht club for the loan of their huge YCHT BUOYS. There will be SLSC wardens on the course and will follow the stragglers in to the finish. 
All swims start and finish on the beach in front of the SLSC. The timing mats are underneath the start / finish be sure to log in and off via the archway. Also be sure to return the anklet when you finish the course.
Different courses will have different colour caps.
  • The 5Km swim should only be attempted by very experienced ocean swimmers and if you have any reservations, please discuss your concerns with the swim captain on the day. 
The 500m Kids MINI SWIM and 1 Km course are...
The 3Km and 5 Km swimmers will set off after the Kids MINI swim is completed
Quinn and Scattini are generously providing this year swim bags.
This swim is being held to allow swimmers to show their support for the
Sunshine Coast White Ribbon Organisation. Come along either to swim or 
cheer on the swimmers while having a coffee at Alex SLSC. 

Alex Rotary are organisers of the Solstice Swim which is held every year at Alex SLSC 

when the air is COOL, but the water warm on the shortest winter day on the 

Sunshine Coast calendar. 

Sunshine Coast Council and Councillor John Connolly have generously donated funds to cover the 
costs of timing equipment and extra safety equipment for the SLSC. 


 Alex Headlands Surf Club are generously donating their time and volunteers and 
discount vouchers for use at the Club.


Anytime Fitness / Peak2Peak performance are donating their time to give the swimmer (and anyone else)

a warm up session on a glorious winter solstice morning at Alex Beach park. 


IGA Marketplace Wises Rd are proud to be sponsoring the kids (9-14) MINI swim. IGA Marketplace are great supporters of many community programs, and we’ll also see them with a Gazebo at Buhk Park, with their friendly team handing out fresh fruit for the swimmers!!

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Registration well ahead of time will ensure a better chance of getting the right size T shirt.
Solstice Swim TENTATIVE Program

Program for the Day 

07.30 Registration opens for all swim legs in front of Alex SLSC
Get your T shirts & delegated swim caps
Pick up goodies bag
Put on timing wizard
08.45 Yoga in the park - a warm up for the swimmers before going into the water from Chris and Jaymee from Anytime Fitness Kawana
All Swims start and finish in front of Alex SLSC
08.45 Sponsors Mini Swim (9 - 14)  
This is a short swim for Nippers and the likes. The 5 Km swim will NOT commence till all the kids are out of the water, and the Alex SLSC staff have moved from the mini swim positions to the longer swim leg positions.
9.00  1.0Km race starts (Cool dudes) 
A shorter swim leg, for those cool dudes who are more comfortable with the 1 km length. 
9.05 3.0Km race starts (Intermediate)  
A testing swim length for those who have completed this length of course previously. 
09.10  5.0Km race starts (Serious swimmers)  
This swim is for serious swimmers only. It will be consist of a short, medium and long leg all within the Alex Headland bay.
Results will be available from 10.30 Onwards 
11.00 Medal Presentation  
12.00 - 16.00 Entertainment at the Alex SLSC 
Entries and Prizes - TBC
Entry Fees
MINI SWIM                                    $25              for 9 - 14 year olds 
1,3 or 5Km Swims                        $40             for +12 year olds 
All swim entrants will receive ....
  • Goodies bag with lots of vouchers
  • Swim Cap
  • T shirt 
  • Mini Swim 1st 2nd 3rd will receive Zoggs Goggle
  • 1km swim 1st, 2nd,3rd - Zoggs goggles
  • 3Km swim $50 1st prize, 2nd, 3rd - Zoggs goggles
  • 5Km race $250 first prize, 2nd, 3rd - Zoggs goggles 
Giant Raffle Prizes 
  • We'll be running raffles at the club with some fantastic prizes to be won
Extreme Weather Contingency
As with any ocean activity, we may have to change plans to suit the weather. So some changes may be necessary on the day. If the weather is bad we will endeavour to offer an alternative course. We'll do whatever we can to ensure a fun and competitive swim on the day.
Stay tuned to the SLSC facebook page.
If the weather is so bad that nothing can be done on the day, we will hold the event at an alternative weekend. 
Once you register and give the club your email address we will keep in touch with any last minute changes via email