Coogee Island Challenge

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too! One of ocean swimming's much-loved events is back for a second time this season, the Second Annual Coogee Island Challenge will be held on Sunday 14 April 2013.

For 13 years now, the swim around Wedding Cake Island has opened the ocean swimming season in Sydney and this year the Coogee Island Challenge will close it too.

This popular ocean swim saw a record 1,800 competitors taking the plunge in November 2011.

Along with the main event - the 2.4km swim around the island - the 1km Splash and Dash and the 800m Junior Dash will also return.

The second Coogee Island Challenge will also feature a special 200m Dash for Cash. The Coogee Island Challenge coincides with the Surf Club's Anzac memorial service, and Coogee Diggers RSL has sponsored the Dash for Cash swim, to be held after the Anzac wreath-laying ceremony.

Event Details

Organiser: Coogee SLSC


  • 2.4km (around Wedding Cake Island)
  • 1km Splash and Dash
  • 800m Junior Dash
  • 200m Dash for Cash

Venue: Coogee Beach, Sydney eastern suburbs

Entry Details

Registration: Sunday 14 April 14 from 7:30am onwards

Entry fee:

  • 2.4km & 1km- $40 online ($50 on race day)
  • 800m Junior Dash- $30 (no on the day entries)

Online entries close at noon, Saturday 13 April 2013

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