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The 2017 Macquarie Big Swim and URM Little Big Swim

Thought to be New South Wales longest continual running ocean swim with its first start in 1974, THE BIG SWIM presented by the Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club in association with Macquarie is a journey swim- not around the buoys in a bay or up and down a beach outside the break. This is a true ocean swim, from Palm Beach to Whale Beach around the headland through the Tasman Sea.


WHEN: Sunday 29th January, 2017. Registration from 7:30am for both events. URM Little Big swim at 8:30am and The Big Swim at 10.00am.
WHAT: 800m URM Little Big Swim and 2.5-2.8km (depending on conditions of the day)
TRANSPORT: Free transport from our parking areas at Careel Bay soccer fields to Palm Beach or arrive early for a beachside carpark.
COST: $40 for either The Big Swim or The Little Big Swim or $70 for both events. Swimmers 16 and under $30 for either swim $60 for both.
SIGN UP: Head to to sign up.

In addition, we are searching for those hardy souls who have completed 10 or more Big Swims since its inception in 1974 and would like you to contact us at or to allow us to share the credit of your perseverance and success.

Midget Farrelly Memorial Surf Comp


Come down for the Midget Farrelly Memorial Surf Competition on the 28th of January (the day before big swim). This competition stems from an idea originally proposed by the man himself:

“Anything over 6 foot”

So let’s keep it fun!

Awards and prizes will be presented at club monthly drinks that night.

To enter, contact Floyd Higgins - or head to the Facebook event. Entries must be received before the day so we can plan heats

It’s rumoured that prizes include a 7’2 wooden alaia made custom for the event (check out and give them a follow on instagram )

Some things that are over 6 foot:
- Longboards
- Dinner tables
- Singlefins
- Rescue boards
- Supsquatches
- Tall people

Anything goes!

** All WB SLSC members (active and associate) are eligible to compete and everyone else is encouraged to come along and watch!

2016 / 17 Mid-Season Patrol Roster update

Patrol Rosters have arrived - download your copy and check out who the new members are that you'll be patrolling with!

Congrats to the majority of members who have completed their proficiencies and a HUGE thank you to the Education team for organising and running these important sessions.

If you have any questions email

See you on the beach!


Membership Renewals and Applications

For online membership renewals and applications to join Whale Beach SLSC, go to SLS Lifesaving Online click here

For paper membership forms email us at

Credit Card Payments

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