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This is a thrill for the organisers and it is thought that greater use of social media may have an influence.

The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic will take place on Sunday May 5 and also includes the Byron Bay Mitre 10 Mini-swim, which has 15 of the 65 entries received so far.

Over the years the swim has helped the Winter Whales distribute $905,000 to selected charities and organisations.

‘We may not get to $1 million this swim but we are trying to with your help,’ swim secretary Syl Reid said.

This year the Byron Bay Surf Club will be a major beneficiary.

‘This is owing to the part they play in the water-safety aspect of the swims and this gives the folk from the capital cities more of an incentive to take part,’ he said.

Entries online at www.byronbayoceanswimclassic.com.au.

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