Bay Swim 2021 - Cancelled
2020 has been an extremely tough year for everyone and we are so proud of how our wonderful community has continued to stick together, supporting each other through this terrible pandemic. Unfortunately, as a result of the crisis, we have had to make the extremely hard decision to cancel the 2021 Sorrento Swim. 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 still see your smiling faces over summer, at our wonderful club on the Sorrento back beach, and in our township supporting the local businesses who have struggled through this year and will be reliant on a booming trade over the summer to survive the economic downturn faced over the preceding months.
The Sorrento Swim is normally a major fundraising activity for the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club. It has been held for 18 years and caters for novice and experienced swimmers of all ages. There is a 600m and 2,000m course, as well as an ELITE 4,000m course (there is an expectation that entrants will finish this course in under an hour). The 2,000m and 4,000m courses are straight line and tide assisted. 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.
Looking forward, we'll be setting the date for the 2022 Sorrento Swim early in 2021, so keep an eye out for announcements. We plan to be back bigger and better in 2022.