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Entries are possible on the day from the race venue commencing 06:40am.

Date: 28/01/2023
Location: Leighton Beach, Fremantle
The Freo Ocean Classic formally known as the Leighton Swim Thru is celebrating its 41st year in 2023. To celebrate, we're going back to our roots and offering the two distance swims we're known best for, those being a 3200m swim and a 1600m swim.

The swim is at Leighton Beach hosted by the Fremantle SLSC on Saturday 28th January 2023 from 7:30am.

As usual there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female across the line in both events and vouchers for the winners of age group categories for males and females. Age groups will be in 10 year brackets

The 1600m swim is open to competitors who are 11 years and older
The 3200m swim is open to competitors 13 years and older

A part of the Surf Life Saving Ocean Swim Series.

  • 3200m Swim
  • 1600m Swim
  • 150m Guppy Swim (8 to 10 years)
  • 50m Taddie Wade (4 to 7 years)

    Important Information:
    1. For the safety of other swimmers, no heavy jewellery or watches to be worn.
    2. Wetsuits may be worn, but entrants will not be eligible for major prizes. FINS NOT ALLOWED
    3. Participation in the event is voluntary. No liability can be accepted by Fremantle SLSC and the organizers for accident or injury to persons or property whilst participating in this event.
    4. In the event of a race cancellation the entry fee shall be non-refundable.
    5. Please check with your bank if there are fees for international payments. If there are then this is a fee set by your bank and not by the Online Registration system.

    06:40amRegistrations commence - collect timing bands and cap at Fremantle SLSC Club Rooms
    07:40amRegistrations close
    07:45am Briefing commences (3.2km, 1.6km)
    08:00am3.2km START
    08:15am1600m START
    08:45am50m Taddie Wade START
    08:55am150m Guppy Swim START
    Presentations will take place on the grassed area of the Surf Club after all events are complete. A number of breakfast items will be available to purchase during presentations

    Late Entry on Race Day
    The following entry fees will apply on race day:

    1600m Swim$50
    3200m Swim$55
    150m Guppy Swim$10
    50m Taddie Wade$10

    Event Merchandise
    Official Tshirt and Cap merchandise is available to purchase during entry.

    Event Tshirt$25

  • Organiser:
    Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club
    PO Box 72
    North Fremantle, 6159
    PH: (08) 9335 4359
    Mon to Fri 9.00am to 4.00pm and Sun 8.00am to 11.00am
    How to Enter:
    To register, click 'Next' button at the bottom.

    Age Groups:
    The Age Groups for the main swims will be:

    - 1600m = 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    - 3200m = 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

    Cash prizes for the two major swims:

    1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female across the line

    Vouchers for age group winners

    Medals and ice-creams for the Guppy and Taddie events

    There are no pre-orders. Available to purchase on the day are:

    Breakfast in a Jar - Granola/Yoghurt/Berries $4.00
    Freo's Famous Egg & Bacon Roll $6.00
    Vegie Wrap - Mushroom/Spinach/Humus/Cheese $5.00

    Breakfast can be purchased from the canteen window.

    Awesome Early Bird Prize:
    A lucky Early Bird will win a Swimwild Escapes voucher worth $200.00

    Hundreds of dollars of raffle prizes to be won. The raffle will be drawn during the post-swim presentations.

    Multiple raffle prizes to be won!!
    - A print by Kirsty Watkins ~ Artist Studio Door
    - A print by Lynnette Hewitt Photography
    - Sailing for Oranges 2 x $100 vouchers
    - Orange Box vouchers
    - Coast Port Beach vouchers
    - loads more prizes to be won

    Raffle prizes include generous vouchers to Fremantle's premier new restaurant 'Sailing for Oranges',
    works by local artist Kirsty Watkins, photographer Lynette Hewitt, wine from Old Bridge Cellars and much more, so don't miss out grabbing tickets online for yourself and your friends.

    Tickets can be purchased when you register online $2.00

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    Customer service
    Enquiries about the event please contact:

    Fremantle Ocean Classic 2023 - Leighton Beach
    Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club
    PO Box 72
    North Fremantle, 6159
    PH: (08) 9335 4359
    Mon to Fri 9.00am to 4.00pm and Sun 8.00am to 11.00am

    All prices and fees in this event are in australian dollar ($) and include GST where applicable.

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