The annual Sydney Skinny Swim was held on Sunday March 19, 2016 from 8:00 to 3:00.
The Sydney Skinny is an annual event, held for the fifth year in 2017. The event website says, “The swim is not a competition, nor is it timed. Swimmers set off in waves with a flash of exhilaration and the sheer enjoyment of a lovely swim.”
The annual event is held at Cobbler’s Beach in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 11 kilometer from the Overseas Cruise Terminal in Sydney.
The Sydney Skinny swim is a short 900 meter swim, around a diamond shaped course in the calm and sheltered waters of Middle Head – Sydney Harbour National Park.
An event you would only find in Australia, cruise passengers could attend the event then sail away on a South Pacific cruise. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Explorer of the Seas was in port that day, departing on an 11 Night South Pacific Cruise at 18:30 hours. It was perfect timing to take the morning charity fundraiser dip, then embark on a luxury South Pacific Cruise.
Track Explore of the Seas – on our Live Cruise Ship Tracker
Where – Cobblers Beach, Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park, Australia.
Charity Event: This year our chosen charity Partners are again, the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) and our new Partner, Charlie Teo’s Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
Age restrictions – All participants must be over 18 years of age to swim Skinny.
Start time – Event site opens at 8am and we’ll be finishing up at 3pm.
Swim time – Swimmers will select the wave they want to swim in, with waves starting at 8.45am.
Video: Swimmers bare it all for the annual Sydney Skinny Charity Event