Sydney coast swims

This page lists documented unassisted marathon swims along the sea-facing coast of Sydney, Australia - a region stretching from Palm Beach in the north to Bundeena in the south. The 24 km route along the Northern Beaches between Palm Beach and Shelly Beach, Manly is part of the Australian Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming.

Annual races organized in this region include the South Head Roughwater and Palm to Shelly.

Sydney coast route
Route Swims First Fastest
S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 23 Wayne Arthur - 2012 Emma Radford - 06:28:18 (2021)

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Northern Beaches

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
2001 Nov 19 James Pittar Male 32 Palm Beach to N Steyne SLSC 23.3 07:25:00
2012 Jun 2 Wayne Arthur Male 32-33 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:20:00
2012 Jun 2 Tori Gorman Female 30 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:20:00
2012 Jun 2 Alistair Newmarch Male 33-34 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:20:00
2012 Aug 18 Iain McGregor Male S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:15:00
2013 Feb 7 Tara Diversi Female 31 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 07:15:00
2013 Feb 7 Jason Connor Male S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 07:15:00
2013 Sep 7 Rachael Hanisch Female 26 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 07:30:00
2013 Sep 7 Cae Tolman Male 40 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:15:00
2013 Sep 7 Daniel Boardman Male 41-42 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:15:00
2014 May 31 Ben Hutt Male 37 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:27:00
2014 May 31 Cae Tolman Male 40-41 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:27:00
2014 Jun 1 Miles Tollan Male 43-44 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:20:00
2015 Oct 31 Brendan Maher Male 54 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:38:00
2016 Jun 18 Rachael Hanisch Female 29 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 06:50:00
2016 Jun 18 Michael Hanisch Male 30 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 06:50:00
2016 Jun 18 Dean Summers Male 56 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 07:06:00
2016 Jun 18 Marty Filipowski Male 52 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 07:06:00
2018 Mar 17 Michael Teys Male 55 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:42:00
2018 Mar 17 Dean Summers Male 58 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:42:00
2021 Jan 26 Emma Radford Female 30 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 06:28:18
2021 Feb 20 Felicity Harrison Female 30 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 08:12:11
2021 Feb 28 Brenda Norman Female 40 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 11:17:39
2021 Feb 28 Richard Jones Male 54-55 S Palm Beach to Shelly Beach 24 11:17:39

Other Routes

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
2018 Aug 17 Jaimie Monahan Female 39 Little Bay Beach to Bondi Beach 10.5 04:11:12

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