General information

April 2022 with 06:15am start time or if bad weather the following contingency dates:

  • OR Next available weekend in 2022
  • Palm Beach NSW to Shelly Beach NSW
  • Organised by Another Level Performance Pty Ltd

The Palm Beach to Shelly swim is an open water swimming event in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, New South Wales, Australia. The swim was set up to cater for the various channel swims around the world. The swim starts from Palm Beach and finishes at North Head which is diagonally opposite Shelly Beach comprising of a 27km swim. The 27km ultra-marathon swim is open to qualified solo swimmers, duos, and teams of four.. This year there will also be a 10km swim as part of the course open to solos and duos. The 10 km swimmers will start 1km offshore opposite Narabeen SLSC (it will be a boat start). 10 km swimmers will start between 10:30 and 11:00 to coincide with the 27km swimmers.

There are 60 entrants allowed and the 27km marathon swimmers will have priority entry.

Entry fee is $300 (non refundable but can be transferred to the next event)

The Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 27km is one of the official Australian Triple Crown swims:

The aim is to attract world-class, elite swimmers to compete in the Palm to Shelly Beach as part of the world calendar for marathon swimming. Also, to assist swimmers preparing for the Ocean’s seven channel swims.

Event schedule

Participant’s registration accepted up to four weeks prior to the event. NO LATE ENTRIES.

SWIMMING RULES: see rules tab

Males wear swim briefs and ladies wear a one piece or two piece costume. Anything else will be considered an assisted swim.

Finish line

Swim finish at Shelly Beach

Presentations to be held (TBC).

Course map