Online Fundraising

About The Swim

Online Registration

All swimmers must register online prior to the event at Malabar on 21 February 2021. You can register as an individual or as a team. Each swimmer or team will have the opportunity to raise funds online for Rainbow Club Australia and a fundrasing page will be created for you if you select to fundraise. Online entries close at 10am on Saturday 20 February 2021.

Entry Fees: 1km & 2.5km $30(13yr - 19yr), $40 (20yrs+) & New 5km $85. All swimmers must be able to complete the 5km swim within the cut off time of 150mins. If swimmers have not completed the first 2.5km within 75 mins,  for their safety, the Race Director reserves the right to not allow them to complete the second lap.

Minimum ages for swims are: 1km 10yrs and 2.5km & 5km 13yrs of age.


Race Day

There will be no late registrations in 2021. Due to COVID restrictions and our safety policy, all registrations will be taken online prior to the event, closing at 10am on Saturday the 20th, 2021. Race pack collection will take place in the park. Please move directly to the start location after collection and follow the signs and announcement regarding movement around the park and beach. 5km race will commence from 8am, 2.5km race from 9am and 1km from 11am. Due to COVID regulation swims will be “rolling start”. Swimmers will be advised of exact start times closer to the event day.

The Course

The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim course offers a choice of a 1km swim, a 2.5km swim or our NEW 5km swim, which is two laps of our 2.5km course.The start and finish is on Malabar Beach. Marker buoys are positioned to indicate the course for each swim. Check out our course map here.

Team Entries

Swim Teams

Swim Teams can enter in either the 1km or 2.5km swims in the Open Category (no age restrictions). Swim Teams are made up of four (4) people. We will contact you in the week before the event to help you organise your members into groups of 4 swimmers.

Companies, Clubs, Schools and families are encouraged to train and swim together in the team competition. The first team member to enter should pick and share a team name, and all other members of the team should enter the exact team name when they register. There is no extra charge for team entries. Teams may comprise male and/or female swimmers, and all members of a team must finish.

Fundraising as a Group

Once you have created four friends in your Swim Team through the registration portal, we encourage you to fundraise as a group. If you have selected to fundraise, the same team name will be created for you as a Team Fundraising page automatically. You can enter as many as you like into your fundraising team.

Teams are encouraged to set a target to raise funds for Rainbow Club. We will be happy to provide tips on fundraising to all our registered swimmers - email

Swimming with a Disability

The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim welcomes swimmers with a disability. You choose whether you wish to identify as a person with a disability when your register. Please go to our Swimmers with a Disability info page for more details or email

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  • Eligibility
    • 1km swim: Swimmers aged 10 years and above who have adequately trained for the event.
      2.5km & 5km swims: Swimmers aged 13 years and above who have adequately trained for the event.

  • Preferred Wave Start
    • Only the 5km and 2.5km swim will offer a Preferred Wave Start. The first wave into the water will be the Preferred Wave. Top-ranked swimmers may elect to participate in the Preferred Wave and will not be eligible for age category prizes.

  • Swimming Aids
    • Swimmers may use foreign swim aids such as flippers, snorkels, wetsuits or other flotation devices and can enter in the relevant age category. However, these entrants will not be eligible for age category prizes (unless the swimmer has also registered as a swimmer with a disability).

  • Cold Water
    • Wetsuits will be permitted if the water temperature drops below 18 degrees on the morning of the swim.

  • Safety and Risk
    • For the protection of all swimmers, water control and safety will be under the authority of Randwick Council lifeguards and district surf clubs. The course will be patrolled by IRBs, jet skis, ski and board paddlers. Qualified personnel in emergency first aid and medical procedures will be on site.

      Please remember that ocean swimming is a demanding sport. Swimmers enter at their risk and are responsible for their physical condition by undertaking adequate training and having a medical check before the event.

      If a swimmer feels unable to continue, they should attract the attention of the water safety personnel and assistance will be provided.

      A swimmer judged incapable of finishing the course will be brought to shore by the safety personnel. Any swimmer who pulls out of the swim must notify officials on the beach immediately.

  • Water bottle filling stations
    • Rainbow Club takes a positive and strong approach with use of plastics. We encourage all participants to be self-reliant and bring your own fluids, water, drinks in your own reusable water bottles. For COVID health practices the only fluids the race organiser will provide is bottled water after the race. We ask you to support or mission and bring your own fluids.