The 16th Darwin's Fannie Bay Swim Classic - Sunday 28th June 2020, 10am start

Darwin's Fannie Bay Swim Classic is the only open water ocean swim in Darwin and provides a social and community occasion that is focused on the healthy sport of swimming. A major focus of the day is to encourage awareness that swimming is a lifelong sport and exercise, participation and competition is available for all age groups. In 2019 there were 250 competitors, this is Darwin SLSC largest fundraising event of the year.  

Entrants can choose from a 1.2km or 2.1km course from East Point to the Trailer Boat Club. Minimum age 13yo

All proceeds go to Darwin Surf Life Saving Club
to continue their valuable lifesaving service to the community

Race Start: 10:00am

Long Course 2.1km - Pee Wee's below restaurant

Short Course 1.2km - Lake Alexander entrance

both courses will finish at The Darwin Trailer Boat Club

7.30-9.00am: Numbering and Singlet pick up
9.15am: One compulsory RACE BRIEFING near the Toilet block opposite Lake Alexander
10:00am: Race start

Swimmers to make their own way to the start line

There will be a container for shoes/thongs to go from the two start lines to the finish line


Registrations - open in April 2020

$55 Early bird registrations - online only (closes 26 June at 12noon)
Maximum 250 entries.  Entries are capped to maintain water safety ratios.

Singlets to first 150 registrations and only available for collection on the day at numbering from 7.30am

NO refunds 

NO name swaps after registration if you can no longer participate

Swimsuit Rules

You must comply to the following swimsuit rules to be eligible for medals.
Acceptable (non-swim-aid) swimsuits:

  • Are not surface treated or coated
  • Do not contain buoyancy
  • NO ZIPPERS (tri suits)
  • Not thicker than 0.8mm
  • Stinger suits allowed

Fun Category
This is a fun event where competitors can use fins, snorkels, wetsuits, pull buoys.
This category is not eligible for medals.
You can wear whatever swimsuit you desire if you register for the Fun Category only.

Presentations will be held after the last competitor finishes at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club
Long Course: First Age category, Male and Female
Short Course: First, second, and third, Male and Female

Maximum 250 entries.  Entries are capped to maintain water safety ratios.


2019 photos can be found on the Darwin SLSC facebook page.  Click here.                                                                       

ALL LONG COURSE Results 2005 - 2019

Long Course results 2019

Short Course results 2019

Short Course results 2016

Long Course results 2016

Short Course results 2017

Long Course results 2017

 Long Course results 2018

Short Course results 2018