FAQ's

FAQ’s

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?

Go to www.AlexandraRotary.com

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)

Solstice Swim "NEARLY" FINAL Program

Program for the Day 

 
07.00 Registration opens for all swim legs in front of Alex SLSC
 
Get your T shirts & delegated swim caps
Pick up goodies bag
 
 
8.00 Warm Up in the park 
  In Buhk park for the swimmers before going into the water 
 
Warm ups 15 mins before each swim leg start
 
 
All swims start and finish in front of Alex SLSC
 
 
8.20 .......... 5 km swim starts 
 
This swim is for serious swimmers only. It will consist of a short, medium and long legs all within the Alex Headland bay.
 
8.35 ..........3 km swim starts 
 
A testing swim length for those who have completed this length of course previously. 
 
08.45 ....... 1 km swim starts 
A shorter swim leg, for those cool dudes who are more comfortable with the 1 km length. 
 
 
11.00 Trophy & cheque presentation by major sponsor in Bluff Room at Alex SLSC   
 
 
11.00 - 12.00 Raffles, Drinks vouchers Entertainment at the Alex SLSC 

What to Expect...

 
Come along to Alex SLSC in the middle of Winter to show your support for the local community causes
 
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.
 

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 YACHT 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. You will be able to time yourself to check your personal best. Volunteers with computer and stopwatch will time all swimmers. 
 
We'll have volunteers to give personal times (stopwatch) and have results and presentations straight afterwards in the Bluff Bar
 
Different courses will have different colour caps.
 
  • The 1 km, 3km and 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. 
 
  • There will be a compulsory safety briefing prior to swim starts.
 
  • The swimmers will be set off in order
 
  • The course may be changed by the SLSC to suit the conditions on the day
 
 
Entries and Prizes
Entry Fees
 
1,3 or 5km Swims                        $60             
 
All swim entrants will receive ....
 
  • SWIM bag with lots of vouchers
  • Swim cap
  • SWIM T shirt 
But most important...
 
  • A REALLY GOOD FEELING by helping the Sunshine Coast community causes 
 
Prizes 
 
Folks, it is a charity fundraising swim for kids a lot worse off than most of ours, but here is an incentive for you ..or a further donation if you like. laughsmiley
 
TBC
 
and a trophy to the male and female winner of each leg.....  
 
 
 
 
Giant Multi- Draw Raffle Prizes 
 
  • We'll be running raffles at the club with some fantastic prizes to be won
 
All monies raised will go to Programs supporting the disadvantaged kids on the Sunshine Coast
Swim Course Outline Only
SWIM COURSES - subject to change on the day
 a safety briefing will be held before each swim 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Alex Rotary SunnyCoast Winter Solstice Swim is
on Sunday June 26th at Alex SLSC 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
                                                      
 
 
 
SalTy Souls 
 

Want to get behind local Sunshine Coast charity, SalTy Souls Legacy??

 
SalTy Souls is a legacy charity set up in loving memory of Tyler Kennedy who tragically passed away in 2017. You can follow the SalTy Souls story on Facebook or Instagram or via the website www.saltysoulslegacy.org and show your support by whatever way you can, taking part in swim, donations, sponsorship or just coming along to say Hi and keep up the good work. 
 
The Sunshine Coast has some amazing volunteer groups doing some fantastic work with helping all members of the community, and the SalTy Souls group are a great example of the passion that a family have to create a legacy for a lost loved one.
This year amazing SPONSORS
 
All Rotarians give freely of their time and "service before self" is one of our ideals. We pass on all our proceeds to community causes.
 
So we couldn't hold these events without the help of our sponsors and supporters.
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

What to Expect...

 
Come along to Alex SLSC in the middle of Winter to show your support for the local community causes
 
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.
 

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 YACHT 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. You will be able to time yourself to check your personal best. Volunteers with computer and stopwatch will time all swimmers. 
 
We'll have volunteers to give personal times (stopwatch) and have results and presentations straight afterwards in the Bluff Bar
 
Different courses will have different colour caps.
 
  • The 1 km, 3km and 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. 
 
  • There will be a compulsory safety briefing prior to swim starts.
 
  • The swimmers will be set off in order
 
  • The course may be changed by the SLSC to suit the conditions on the day
 
 
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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.
 
Postponement
 
If the weather is so bad that nothing can be done on the day, we will hold the event at an alternative weekend. 
 
Communication 
 
Once you register and give the club your email address we will keep in touch with any last minute changes via email