Sorrento Bay Swim – 15 January 2023
Registrations Now Open!
The pandemic saw the cancellation of the Sorrento Bay Swim in 2021, followed by a virtual event held in 2022, so we are really excited to be returning live in 2023, as part of the Great Victorian Swim Series GVSS.
Sorrento Bay Swim
The Swim is a major fundraising activity for the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club. The 2023 event will be the 19th year of the Swim, and we will again be offering the popular 4000m swim, with the 2000m and 600m swim making up the program on the day. The 4,000m course from Camerons Bight to The Baths Jetty on Sorrento Foreshore was very popular when it was introduced in 2020, so we will continue to offer this course in 2023. With entries expected to be around 500 swimmers, and catering for both elite athletes and novices of all ages, we are planning to deliver our best event yet!
Sorrento and its beaches are one of the major tourist destinations in Victoria. The Surf Life Saving Club provides a valuable community service with a well-patrolled beach environment for locals and visitors to Sorrento back beach. This bay swim event assists Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club with its endeavours to keep our beach safe and provide the youth of the area with a Surf Awareness program to learn surf safety through our excellent junior surf program. The Swim also assists to fund raise for important safety equipment such as rescue boards and inflatable rescue boats.
We whole heartedly thank all our wonderful sponsors, supporters, entrants, and Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club members and their families. Your ongoing support of our event and our club is greatly appreciated. We hope to continue to see your smiling faces over summer, at our wonderful club on the Sorrento back beach, at the Swim, and in our township supporting our local businesses.
Online entry fees for 2023 are $46.56 for 600m, $75.66 for the 2,000m & 4,000m swims, and a discounted entry fee of $151.32 is available for those wishing to compete in both the 2,000m & 4,000m swims on the day. Please note all entry fees are inclusive of GST, and there are no additional charges during registration. GVSS members will receive a 5% discount on all online entries.
Register online here.
Join early to avoid the price rises. If you enter online for the 2,000m and/or 4,000m event before 1 December, you will receive an early bird discount. Please note that if you are planning to pay cash on the day of the event, entries will cost $50, $80, and $155 respectively.
Participants receive an event t-shirt and a coloured swim cap (each race has a different colour cap) in their race pack.
Registration will occur on arrival on the Sorrento Foreshore (near The Baths Restaurant) in the Finish Line area, and swim briefings will be given in front of the Race Director’s tower in the same area. Courtesy buses will be available to transport entrants to the 2,000m and 4,000m start lines.
Choose your distance, enter on-line, start training, and see you at the finish line!
Please note the swim start times and course layouts are subject to change.
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Please note the timing devices need to be worn on the wrist and they must be returned to a volunteer at the finish line (non-returned timing tags and straps will cost $93.50).