Danger 1000 Ocean Swim
Dates: 3 Jan 2015 (dates to be confirmed)
Address: Torquay Front Beach, The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228
Phone: 03 5261 2755 | Fax: 03 5261 2755
The Danger 1000 Ocean Swim at Point Danger (Torquay Front Beach) has become one of the biggest and most popular open water swims in Victoria.
This event is run by the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club at the very calm, protected and picturesque location that the locals fondly refer to as "Cosy Corner". This idyllic setting is protected by Point Danger. The distance of the triangular course is 1000 metres, hence the name Danger 1000. Around 2000 competitors are expected to compete in the event with ages ranging from 12 to 75 years.
The event provides a great day for spectators by virtue of the triangular course with the start and finish being almost in the same place. The natural amphitheatre of the grass slopes over looking the course allows excellent viewing of the whole event. A line of mature Norfolk pines allows plenty of shade and it is a great location for a race day picnic. Torquay is an easy drive of a little over an hour from Melbourne and plenty of free parking at the event is available. Permanent buoys define the approximate course year round for those wishing to train.
Prizes are awarded to 12 age group categories for men and women, as well as spot prizes being awarded throughout the day. Each competitor receives and event bag including a T-shirt, swim cap and other goodies.
Content: Jan Juc Surf Lifesaving Club
- BBQ facilities
- Car park
- Access with assistance for the disabled
- Parking for the disabled
- First aid equipment
- Medical facilities
- Shaded area
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