Watch the highlights from some of Hamilton Island's signature sporting events
What better location for an ocean swim event than at one of Australia’s most pristine and iconic beaches, Whitehaven Beach. World famous for its pristine white sand stretching for seven empty kilometres and crystal-clear water, Whitehaven Beach is on neighbouring Whitsunday Island and is regularly voted one of the world’s top beaches. Nestled in the beautiful surrounds of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s seven natural wonders, this annual 2km and 750m ocean swim meet, plus a fun 350m junior swim for children 13 years and under, is sure to become as iconic and famous as its location.
The Fujifilm Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim is also a proud partner of the Great Australian Swim Series. Founded by Ky Hurst, the series consists of four ocean swims along the east-coast of Australia at Hamilton Island, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney. For more information visit www.bodysciencegreataustralianswimseries.com.au.
Registrations $90.00 per participant including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers from Airlie Beach$55.00 per non participant including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers from Airlie Beach
Junior Swim registrations$60 per registration including return Whitehaven Beach boat transfers from Hamilton Island, Event T-shirt and finishers medal
Open Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.
Age Group Men and Women Age as at 31 December 2014
Further age categories may be added closer to the event. This will be dependent on numbers and ages of participants entered.
Race kit collection times will be Saturday 15th November, 2pm - 6pm at the Bougainvillaea Marquee. IT IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL SWIMMERS TO REGISTER DURING THESE TIMES Please bring a printed copy of your receipt.
8am - 9.00am Race kit Collection - Hamilton Island Cruise Whitsundays Jetty (opposite Trader Petes) Late arriving athletes ONLY.
You will receive a written race briefing at registration – Please read carefully. There will be a pre-race briefing on Sunday 16 November on Whitehaven Beach – Time . Any competitor not at the briefing will not be able to compete.
For those competitors travelling from Shute Harbour, we have a special transfer rate from our sponsor Cruise Whitsundays. These tickets can be purchased directly with Cruise Whitsundays, simply present your Race Confirmation Details. For swim participants travelling across on the morning of the race we have a charter boat departing from able point which is included in your registration fee. To travel on this service, please select Able Point Ferry Transfers on the first page of registrations. Departure time for this service will be confirmed closer to the event. For all other ferry times please visit the Cruise Whitsundays website.
Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email email@example.com. If you withdraw on race day before race start, please advise an Official. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out the day of the race. If you withdraw during the race, please report to the Registration Tent and advise the Officials that you have withdrawn.
The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out during the race
Should you cancel your registration prior to event you will charged 50% of your entry fee up until 5pm on Friday 31 October 2014. NO REFUND will be applicable after 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.
This is a non-sanctioned event. This is a NON-WETSUIT event, swim skins are permissible but any suit or device that aids buoyancy or propulsion will not be allowed. Should you be found wearing any of these you will be disqualified. Any athlete found taking a shortcut will be disqualified.
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Post event celebrations and medal presentations will be held on Hamilton Island on Sunday 16th November, 6.00pm - 9.00pm at the Bougainvillaea Marquee and includes live entertainment, food stalls and cash bar available.
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