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STOP PRESS (Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 14:00): This event is ON! Organisers are satisfied conditions will allow the swim to take place. Please remember Covid-19 conditions outlined below. Online entries only; entries close 15:00 Saturday, Dec 12.

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Chieftain Ocean Swim

A  major change for this event: it's reverting to the Turimetta-Warriewood swim course. And it may turn out to be the only formal swim on the Sydney calendar before the end of calencar 2020. With all other scheduled swims either postponed, postponed indefinitely, or cancelled, the Chieftain Challenge may be your only opportunity for a true swim event.

This change also means that the biathlon course between Mona Vale and Warriewood is no more.

The Turimetta-Warriewood swim course is one of the most spectacular on the Sydney calendar. Warriewood attempted it over many years earlier, but only once—by our memory—did they get to run to the actual course: the event often was plagued by difficult seas on swim day. On a couple of other occasions, it ran on a modified course off Warriewood beach, and on still others, it was cancelled outright. Let's hope that the ocean spirits deign to offer up suitable conditions on this occasion. Run from Turimetta beach, on the south side of the headland from Warriewood, then around the head into Warriewood, it truly is a beautiful course,and richly deserves to be regarded as "epic", as the youngsters might say. 

Distance is 2km. There is a limit on entrants of 300 in these Covid-19 times.

There is an alternative rectangular course off Warriewood beach if conditions do not allow starts from Turimetta.

Do not arrive late: swimmers will need to walk across the headland to the start after registration.

Be aware, all sporting events are subject to government requirements, which change according to the state of the pandemic. Organisers say—

For the safety of yourself and others, the state government has put a number of rules in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19. We, as an event, must adhere to these restrictions and our event has been approved by providing our COVID safe measures we are implementing. We ask that any attendees adhere to these measures including, not gathering in groups of more than 20 people and maintain 1.5m social distancing. We appreciate your cooperation to keep our event, and community safe.

What you need to know...

  • Event - Chieftain Ocean Swim (Turrimeta to Warriewood)
  • Organiser - Warriewood SLSC
  • Date, start time - Sunday, December 13, 2020, 10 am
  • Race day registration - Begins at 8am at Warriewood SLSC and closes promptly at 9:30am (to allow time for swimmers to make their way to the start line). You MUST bring your own drinks and food (none will be provided to swimmers due to Covid-19 restrictions).
  • Distance - 2km
  • Entry fee - $45 – Entry fees include chip timing, fluoro swim cap.
  • Entries - Note that entries are online only. No entries will be accepted on the beach on swim day. This is due to Covid-19 requirements relating to track-and-trace and to minimise social interaction.
  • Online entries close - 3pm, Saturday, December 12, 2020
  • Cash prizes - $100 for first Male and Female
  • Course - "Epic" journey around Turimetta headland from Turimetta beach into Warriewood beach.
  • Minimum age - 12
  • Swim aids - Swim aids, such as wetsuits and fins, are allowed, however you will not be counted in official rankings
  • Rain date - If conditions prevent the swim going ahead on the scheduled day, the event will roll over to a date in early 2021 (autumn) TBA. In that case, all entries will roll over to the new date.
  • Swim caps provided - SLSA approved fluoro colours
  • Gear storage - Organisers will provide safe gear storage, but entrants must label their gear for easy identification.
  • Under 18 entrants - All entries of entrants under the age of 18 must be managed by a responsible parent or guardian. Parent/guardian must leave their full name and mobile phone number in the Emergency contact field of the online entry form at the time of entry, to indicate their consent to the entry. Entries of swimmers aged under 18 that are not accompanied by these details will not be accepted. NB: Entries of entrants aged under 18 must use the email address of the responsible parent/guardian, not that of the under-age entrant.
  • Further info - Download 2020 event flyer... Click here... or email Jen.. Click here or phone 0434 469 056
  • Progress entries - To check your online entry... Click here

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