Cut off Times

Each competitor is responsible for his or her own physical condition and enters the event at his or her own personal risk.  Any competitor who is still out on the Island Challenge course after 90 minutes will be asked to default and assisted to return to the start/finish via IRB.

Medical & Water Safety

All swimming courses in the Junior Dash, Coogee Island Challenge and Splash and Dash will be marked out with cans and will be patrolled by IRB’s and surf ski paddlers. A fully equipped medical tent will be present on the beach with trained medical staff. A fluid station will be available.

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. 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. Entries of U18 entrants must use the parent's email address, not that of the U18 entrant.


Coogee is well-protected from the heaviest swells by Wedding Cake Island, but this can be deceptive, for with the island and rock platforms at both ends of the beach, the water inside can become quite choppy. Rarely much of a break at Coogee, but there is usually quite a sharp shore dump (see above). Swimmers outside Wedding Cake Island are likely to experience a sweep, but the course generally is set well off the island to optimise safety. Keep your eye out around the island for the stunning bottom, both inside and on the island's outside. It truly is a treat.

The organisers reserve the right to change the 2.4km Coogee SLSCIsland Challenge swim course on the day if it is deemed that weather conditions are too dangerous to swim around Wedding Cake Island. The amended course will be inside Coogee Bay and will be advised on the day of the event.

Mimimum age

10 (800m Junior Dash), 13 (2.4km & 1km)

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 arrangements. If you don't leave a valid Australian mobile number, you won't receive them.

Phone contact