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Swimming NSW Summer Swim Leader Board

In 2019 The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic has teamed up with six other Sydney based ocean swims to create the Swimming NSW Summer Swim Leader Board in the summer of 2018/2019.

Earn points and be part of the leader board by competing in one or all of the seven included races. The more events you enter, the more points you get! There is no additional fee to participate in the series, all you need to do is register in the Cole Classic 5km ocean swim to participate in the Summer Swim Leader Board.

Below are the seven swims that are part of the series:

Race Location Date
Husky Hop Huskinson October 27, 2018
SNSW Open Water Championships* Regatta Centre Penrith November 11, 2018
Coogee to Bondi Coogee December 8, 2018
VladSwim 5km Challenge Balmoral December 15, 2018
Sydney Harbour Splash Rose Bay January 26, 2019
Cole Classic Manly February 3, 2019
Balmoral Swim for Cancer Balmoral April 7, 2019
* Open to all non-SNSW members.

A presentation will be held after the completion of the final race (Balmoral Swim for Cancer) with prizes awarded to overall male and female winners. To view the current Leader Board, please click here.

Points will be awarded as such:

Swimming NSW Summer Swim Leader Board - Total Points Available by Event
Race Placing 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th All Other Finishers
Husky Hop 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
SNSW Open Water Championships 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Coogee to Bondi 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
VladSwim 5km Challenge 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Sydney Harbour Splash 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Cole Classic 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Balmoral Swim for Cancer 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

If any of the races are cancelled due to unforeseen conditions then no points will be awarded for that race.