Event Day Race Pack Collection

We encourage all Cole Classic participants who are collecting their Race Pack on Sunday morning to arrive at least 1 hour prior to their start wave time. This is to ensure all participants have adequate time to collect their Race Pack, warm up and get into their start wave in time. 

Below are the official start wave times of the 1km, 2km & 5km Cole Classic swims. Please note these times are subject to change and may be updated pending weather conditions on Race Day.

My Friend(s) and I Want to Swim Together

1km Swim

If you are the same gender, you have the option of entering the Open (Male) or Open (Female) waves. Alternatively you have the option of entering into the Back of the Pack wave (no gender or age group restrictions). As waves will be filled based on order of registration, we recommend registering at the same time so you are allocated into the same wave. 

2km Swim

If you are entering with a friend or family member with the same gender and in the same age category, you can enter into the age category waves. Alternatively you have the option of entering the into the Open mixed waves (no gender or age group restrictions). As waves will be filled based on order of registration, we recommend registering at the same time to ensure you are allocated into the same wave.

1km Start Wave Times

Wave ID Start Time Category
Wave 1 8:00am Elite (mixed) PINK
Wave 2 8:05am Open (male) ORANGE
Wave 3 8:10am Open (male) RED
Wave 4 8:15am Open (female) YELLOW
Wave 5 8:20am Open (female) GREEN
Wave 6
8:25am 9-10 years (mixed) PINK
11-12 years (mixed) ORANGE
Wave 7 8:30am Back of the pack (mixed) GREEN
Wave 8 8:35am Back of the pack (mixed) YELLOW
Wave 9 8:40am Back of the pack (mixed) RED
Wave 10 8:45am Back of the pack (mixed) PINK
Wave 11 8:50am Back of the pack (mixed) ORANGE
Wave 12 8:55am Back of the pack (mixed) YELLOW
Wave 13 9:00am Back of the pack (mixed) PINK

2km Start Wave Times

Wave ID Start Time Category
Wave 1 10:30am Elite (mixed) PINK
Wave 2 10:35am 13 - 15 years (mixed) ORANGE
16 - 19 years (mixed) GREEN
Wave 3 10:40am 20 - 24 years (male) RED
25 - 29 years (male) YELLOW
Wave 4 10:45am 30 - 34 years (male) PINK
35 - 39 years (male) GREEN
Wave 5 10:50am 40 - 44 years (male) ORGANGE
45 - 49 years (male) RED
Wave 6 11:00am 50 - 54 years (male) YELLOW
55 - 59 years (male) PINK
Wave 7
11:05am Open (mixed) ORANGE
Wave 8
11:10am Open (mixed) GREEN
Wave 9
11:15am Open (mixed) PINK
Wave 10
11:25am 20 - 24 years (female) RED
25 - 29 years (female) YELLOW
30 - 34 years (female) PINK
35 - 39 years (female) GREEN
Wave 11 11:30am 40 - 44 years (female) ORANGE
45 - 49 years (female) RED
50 - 54 years (female) YELLOW
55 - 59 years (female) PINK
60 - 64 years (female) GREEN
65 - 69 years (female) ORANGE
70 - 74 years (female) RED
75+ years (female) YELLOW
Wave 12 11:40am 60 - 64 years (male) GREEN
65 - 69 years (male) ORANGE
70 - 74 years (male) RED
75 - 79 years (male) YELLOW
80+ years (male) PINK

5km Start Wave Times

Wave ID Start Time Category
Wave 1 7:45am Open (mixed)
Wave 2 7:50am Open (mixed)