Below you can find answer to our most Frequently Asked Questions. If something is not addressed, please contact us.


Where are the Swim Results ?

In the News Section - after all they ARE news !

How do I know if my entry has been accepted ?

If you entry was successful you will receive an email  to your given email address confirming it almost immediately after submitting. You can also click on the "has my entry been successful" area at the top of the ENTRY FORM page. 

Where can I put my gear ?

We have a Cloak Room (signposted) on the Southern side of the surf Club - that's the side opposite the beach side. There are Marine Rescue personel there to look after it.

When is next year's race being held ?

The Byron Bay Property Sales Swim is always held on the first Sunday in May each year.

Can I enter the Swim on the day ?

Definitely  NOT - online entries close at 2pm on Swim Saturday. There is an "in-person" entry session at the Surf Club Hall on Swim Friday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm and Swim Saturday from 2pm to 4pm . Please bring cash or cheque.

Can I check-in for the Swim before Sunday ?

No -  'cos our timing folk don't arrive in the Bay until Sat arvo and we are then busy setting up the Check-in areas.


Where do I check in for the Byron Bay Mitre 10 Mini-swim ?

The Byron Bay Mitre 10 Mini Swim Check-in is on the Decking outside the Hall.

The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic check-in is inside the Hall itself.

Times for these are in the RACE DAY section of our website.

Can I swim with my kids/partner/etc ?

Most certainly. Check-in to your regular age category; advise the starters what you are doing; swim the swim together; advise the finish line officials as to what you did. Enjoy !!

Where does the money go ?

Some is kept aside to kick-start next year's swim but the majority goes to selected charities and local organisations. The biggest bite goes to the local Surf Lifesaving Club but we cover a range of Charitable groups like the Westpac Rescue Chopper, Salvo's, Camp Quality Men's and Women's Cancer support groups, the local Swimming club and Scout troop, Local Ambo's and St Johns Ambo's, Marine Rescue units, Early Childhood Intervention etc. We also give out donations after this money has been disbursed, mainly in one-off situations from proceeds of our weekly Saturday arvo raffles out at the Park Hotel in Suffolk Park which members are rostered to conduct as well as Sunday sundown  Raffles at the Sun Bistro at West Byron (near the Train station) and also proceeds from our weekly members swims.

Can I wear a wettie, fins etc ?

The answer is Yes. We are a fun swim raising money for selected charities and local organisations.

If you choose to use wetties or fins or whatever, you will not be eligible for category prizes, that's all.

P.S. you times etc may well be found in the Assisted section of the Race Results; which are found in the NEWS section.

Enjoy !!

Can I get another Event Shirt or Baseball cap ?

YES - they are available for sale  in our Whales Sales Tent in the park.