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The Winter Whales Swim Committee have made changes to its charity event including an extended sign-on period

The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic, the Byron Bay Mitre 10 Mini-swim and the re-instated elite Superfish category take place on Sunday, May 6.

Up until this year the on-line entries closed at mid-night on the Friday night of the swim weekend. This has now been extended to close Saturday afternoon of the Swim weekend at 2pm. 

Entries in person will be accepted at the Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club Function Hall on Friday, May 4, (from 3pm till 5pm) and on Saturday, May 5, (from 2pm till 4pm). 

Cash or cheque only. 

Postal entries should be mailed to arrive on the Thursday before the Swim weekend. 

The Winter Whales have donated over $800,000 to a range of local charities over its 31-year history.

All details and further information about race day check-ins, race rules and conditions and the course are on www.byronbayoceanswimclassic.com.au.


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