Swimmers intending to compete in the 25th annual Beach Hotel Ocean Swim Classic are reminded that entries close at midnight on Friday May 4.
There will be no entries taken on race weekend, which is Saturday May 5 and Sunday 6.
Postal entries close at end of business Thursday May 3 and online entries close midnight on Friday May 4.
Entries will be taken in person on Friday at the Surf Club from 3pm to 5pm.
The Elite Superfish category has been boosted by the entries of 17 swimmers from a Swimming Australia camp being held on the Gold Coast. There also has been interest shown by a few of the Iron Man/Woman series competitors and the winner of the female section of the latest Rottnest Island Channel Race. 2012 Olympic team member and six-time winner, Melissa Gorman, will be trying to make this year’s Classic her fourth win in a row. In the men’s division of the Superfish, two-time winner Trent Grimsey and his brother, Codie, who won last year, are also competing.
Check-ins start on Sunday morning at the Surf Club from 7am and close at 9am. Blanch’s Bus Service will be providing transport around to the start at Wategos Beach for competitors who do not wish to take the stroll around along the beach, which is a social event in itself.
The little sister to the longer race is the Westpac Mini-swim, being run for the fifth year. Designed for the novice, the nervous and the nippers, the swim’s starting age is nine years.
There are quite a few of our more senior swimmers stepping-back to the 800m distance of the Mini. Money raised goes to selected charities and local organisations.
Full details and entry portals can be found on the event’s web-site www.byronbayoceanswimclassic.com.au.