McArthur River Mining Fannie Bay Swim Classic - Sunday 18 July 2021

Online ticket sales are now OPEN and will close midnight Wednesday 14th July 2021

Maximum 250 entries

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

McArthur River Mining 16th Annual 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

Long Course 2.1km - Starts @ Pee Wee's below restaurant

Short Course 1.2km - Starts @ Lake Alexander entrance

both courses will finish at The Darwin Trailer Boat Club

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

Race Numbering 8:00 - 9:00am @ Lake Alexander beach side car park

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWIM IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 9:15am

Race Briefing 9:15am: Compulsory attendance - near the Toilet block opposite Lake Alexander 

Race Start 10:00am: Wave 1 entrants and Fun category in the long course

Race start 10.15am: Wave 2 entrants long course, & short course entrants, including short course Fun Category

WAVES - which should you enter?
To assist in water safety two waves will be run in this years event.
To decide on which wave you should enter you need to know if your average time is under or over 2 minutes per 100 meters. 
Wave 1: for swimmers who average a time OVER 2 minutes for 100 meters.
Wave 2: for faster swimmers who average a time UNDER 2 minutes per 100 meters.

Swimsuit Rules
No swimmer in open categories (ALL categories other than FUN) shall be permitted to use or wear any device which may be an aid in their speed, endurance or buoyancy.  An approved swimsuit, goggles, a maximum of 2 swim caps, nose peg and ear plugs may be used.

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.

Open Categories
No swimmer in open categories (ALL categories other than FUN) shall be permitted to use or wear any device which may be an aid in their speed, endurance or buoyancy.  An approved swimsuit, goggles, a maximum of 2 swim caps, nose peg and ear plugs may be used.

Timing Chips
This years race will see the introduction of timing chips.  If you already own one from the Darwin Runners & Walkers Club or Darwin Triathlon Club you will be asked for its number at the online registration stage and you will need to bring and use your chip on race day. We have a limited number of chips so this is important.

Those that do not have a timing chip will be allocated one at numbering.  These will need to be returned immediately after leaving the water.  Please remove and place in the buckets provided.

Presentations
Presentations will be held after the last competitor finishes at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club
Long Course & Short Course: First Age category, Male and Female
LUCKY DOOR PRIZES will be drawn BEFORE Presentations - you must be there to collect.

The club has a number of terrific sponsors who contribute to the club each year through their support of this event and we look forward to continuing these relationships in 2021 for the next Swim Classic.  

The club would also like to thank all the participants who support the event and the club each year.  We look forward to hosting you again in 2021 for our iconic swim.

                                               

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