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Narrabeen Beach Challenge

Narrabeen is moving permanently to a Sunday date: the first Sunday in November. This will be this event's 10th year, after disruptions last seaosn due to Covid-19 and the consequent crowded event calendar.

There are two distances, 800m and 1.8km, which means it offers a good entry distance for less experienced swimmers who want to build their experience in the sea. Good opportunity to gain experience in handling beach breaks, too: Narrabeen is a wide open beach with banks, gutters, rips, etc. It's a lot of fun, and the Narrabeen people are a nice bunch of characters to support by taking part in their swim.

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Things you should know...

  • Event - Narrabeen Beach Challenge
  • Organiser - Narrabeen SLSC
  • Distance - 1.8km, 800m
  • Venue - Narrabeen Beach, Sydney northern beaches
  • Time/Date - Sunday, November 7, 2021, 10am (800m), 11am (1.8km)
  • Registration - From 8:30am at Narrabeen Beach SLSC
  • Entry fee - $30 either event, or $45 for both events (Race day entry $35 per swim, or $50 for both)
  • Online entries close - 3pm, Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • Under 18 swimmers - Parents/guardians of swimmers aged under 18 must complete the online entry form, not the swimmers themselves. They must include their consent to the entry with full name and  phone contact entered into the Emergency Contact field on the online entry form. Just a phone number, a first name, or a number and first name will not do. Entries of U18 swimmers are not complete without this complete parental/guardian consent and will not be accepted. Entries of U18 swimmers must use the parent's email address, not that of the U18 swimmer.
  • Wetsuits - Can be worn but swimmers wearing wetsuits will not be eligible for prizes.
  • Swim caps - Provided at registration: SLSA-approved fluoro colours.
  • Access - Organisers say full access and facilities are available.
  • Conditions - Narrabeen is an open beach with shifting banks, gutters and rips depending on swell size and the state of the tide.
  • Minimum age - 15 (1.8km), 12 (800m)
  • Phone contact - Be sure to enter a valid Australian mobile number with your entry online. Organisers may decide to send sms messages to entrants advising of changes to event arrangments. If you don't leave a valid Australian mobile number, you won't receive them.
  • More info - Email Wayne Schwebel... Click here... or phone 0402 011 204
  • Progress online entries - To check progress entries online... Click here


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