Solstice Swim - Sunday 26th June

Well its nearly upon us and we've been busy putting the final touches to what will be a gorgeous morning on the beach at Alex Headland. 
Here's some photo's, run sheet and general info..and also to recognise the great support from everyone involved, and a special thanks to the Alex Surf Life Saving Club for all their help, we're much indebted to Ashley, Chris and Amy and the team.
Thank you....
Location Plan..




Whats the swim about?

Its a community charity swim run by Alex Rotary and Alex SLSC for the local Sunshine Coast. 

What swim legs are on offer:

1km, 3km, 5km

How many are you expecting?

We’re hoping for 300 swimmers. Every year the event gets bigger and bigger. The vision is to match the Byron Bay swim which attracts thousand every year. 

Is there a minimum age? 

14 years

How do I register?


When is entry cut -off?

You can register up to one hour before the swim starts, but obviously the later you register the less chance of having the correct size shirt, and the club reserves the right to close of the most popular swim leg registration at any time for safety reasons. 

What happens if I cancel?

You'll be offered a full refund.

What happens if the event is cancelled / postponed? 

You'll have choice of refund or participating in revised date. Your call. 

Will there be a safety briefing?

There will be a safety briefing before each swim leg in Buhk park next to Alex SLSC.

How much is the entry fee?

$60 for swimmers, and for the sugar babies who need a wetsuit, we're asking for a further $10 donation.

Can I have flippers?

We want to discourage flippers, for safety of other swimmers reasons, we'd prefer you to swim a more comfortable swim distance if possible. 

Where are the swim courses?

All swim courses start and finish in front of Alex SLSC - Look for the Rotary Arches.

Do I need a wet suit?

Your call, but if you decide to ...we'd appreciate another $10 donation towards a charity of your choice when you register.

How many are in a team?

4 members in a team. There will be novelty prizes for the best presented team etc. 

Is it a race?

Aussies are competitive and always want to do their personal best, but its NOT a race. We will have timekeepers and be putting all the results on screen and on social media. 

What sort of training / fitness is expected of me?

We're very much relying on you knowing your capabilities. There will be IRB's and Alex SLSC volunteers on water for all the swim legs. But please do NOT enter a swim leg that you are not comfortable with. 

How will I see the swim course when I'm in the water?

There will be GIANT swim buoys making the course and Alex SLSC volunteers on IRB's and boards monitoring the swim legs. 

My child is a good swimmer, so can he tag along the swim with mum or dad?

Sorry, we'd prefer no under 14's on any of the swim courses.

What's in the swim bag?

Your swim cap (which you must wear, coloured differently for each leg) and your after swim T shirt and some promotional material. Special offers and the like) 

Big shout out and thank you to all community minded swimmers on the Sunshine Coast who have registered for the Rotary Solstice Swim. Special BIG thanks to our amazing sponsors Joe Natoli our local hard working Councillor, Scott Brimelow from Structures, Cameron from Evolve Accounting, Anthony from Miller Sockhill Lawyers, Sheree and the team from Innovative Planning Service's and of Course the ocean swimmer and the idea behind swimming in the bay in the middle of winter (really??) our very own Bob Lane from Act Now Hypnosis for their most welcome sponsorship. 
Also, some hard work by our friend of Rotary and full time volunteer and all round champion, Shannon
(Shannon is off to Canada soon - he goes with our thanks for being such a club supporter and best wishes for the future).
...Here's the gorgeous trophies Shannon hand made for the swim...
While we are pains to stress that its not a race (Really!) we know that some will be happy with a sociable swim, whereas others just want to achieve their Personal Best .....we'll be posting all the swim times as usual....then there are others who just can't help themselves and just GOT to get through that finish arch before anyone here's the trophy you'll win for your swim leg.