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 arch..so 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
 
 
 
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