Palmy Manly Swim, Australia's Longest Open Water Race

Palmy Manly Swim, Australia’s Longest Open Water Race

The Palmy Manly Swim is the longest open water swim in Australia, a 28 km swim from North Palm Beach in Sydney to Manly’s Shelly Beach. 20 English Channel swimmers and open water swimmers from Australia, the USA, the UK and Europe will take on the 19°C (66°F) water on June 2nd.

Race organizer English Channel swimmer Iain McGregor describes the Palmy Manly Swim as “a true classic for Australia’s East Coast.

It will pass 16 of Sydney’s iconic surfing beaches including Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Avalon, Narrabeen, Dee Why, Curl Curl and Freshwater before finishing at Manly’s Shelley Beach

The participants will include McGregor and English Channel swimmers Stuart Johnson and Collie Kinsella, as well as 2012 English Channel aspirants including Ben Hutt, Wyatt Song, Tori Gorman, Wayne Arthur and Alistair March.

For the list of the longest marathon swims in the world, visit here.

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Steven Munatones