The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic attracts a broad range of swimmers from throughout Australia. The event has been won by past Olympians including Grant Hackett, Ky Hurst and Melissa Gorman but many, including veterans, gain a huge sense of achievement from completing the course.
Increasingly swimmers come from further afield to participate in the Swim. Many from south east Queensland (Gold Coast and Brisbane) are joined by swimmers from Sydney and Melbourne. Interstate swimming clubs frequently use the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic as an end-of-season opportunity to visit the iconic town.