Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 29th March


The Cooly Classic

Sun March 29, 2015 | Queensland Ocean Swim Series | Event #3

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Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim.

The Cooly Classic offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia’s most revered surf breaks – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

Whether you’re an elite swimmer looking for the ultimate surf challenge, or a newcomer to ocean swimming, the Cooly Classic has an option for you.

Cooly Classic 2.0

The main event starts at the popular Snapper Rocks surf break and follows the coast north passing Rainbow Bay, Greenmount and Coolangatta enroute to the finish at legendary Kirra Beach.

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Cooly 1000

The Cooly 1000 is a 1.0km short course option from Coolangatta to Kirra Beach. This is a perfect introduction for less experienced ocean swimmers and retains the popular point-to-point format.

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300m Kids Surf Dash

This event is the perfect introduction to open water swimming for kids and also gives them an opportunity to enjoy the thrill of a beach sprint finish.

This is a free, fun event for kids aged 8 years and older. We also encourage family & friends to share the experience and swim the course alongside the kids.

Every participant receives a Finishers Certificate signed by Event Ambassador, Michael Klim.


Trophies and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of each event and elite swimmers will have the opportunity to compete for the overall Cooly Classic Championship.

A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the first male and female in the 2.0km Cooly Classic event.

Event Schedule

Sunday March 29
8:00am Check-in & Late Entries @ Event Site – Kirra SLSC
9:30am Competitor Safety Briefing @ Event Site – Kirra SLSC
9:45am Shuttle Buses depart for 2km Start @ Marine Parade
10:15am Cooly Classic 2.0 Start @ Snapper Rocks Beach
11:00am Competitor Check-in Closes (1.0km & 300m) @ Event Site – Kirra SLSC
11:45am Cooly 1000 Start @ Coolangatta Beach
12:00pm 300m Kids Dash @ Kirra Beach
12:30pm Presentations @ Event Site – Kirra SLSC

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