The Legacy Continues
For more than four decades, the Cole Classic has been a cornerstone event at the iconic Manly Beach. As one of the world’s most celebrated ocean swim events, we invite you to be part of this extraordinary experience.
Swim for a Cause
Choose from our 1km, 2km, or 5km swim options and make a splash for your chosen charity. Over the past five years, our incredible community of swimmers has raised nearly $660,000 for various charitable organisations. Let’s aim higher in 2024!
Why You Should Participate
Community Spirit: Join a vibrant community of swimmers and ocean enthusiasts.
Charitable Impact: Make a meaningful difference by raising funds for your chosen charity.
Physical Challenge: Test your endurance in the open waters of Manly Beach.
Be Part of Our Success
None of this would be possible without the support of our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, and partners. We extend our deepest gratitude and look forward to another successful event in 2024.
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Welcome Layne Beachley to Cole Classic 2024!
We are honoured to have Layne Beachley at the 2024 Cole Classic to fire the starter gun and set our swimmers off on their journey to Manly Beach.
Layne Beachley AO is a surfing legend, claiming a remarkable 7 World titles, the only surfer in the world to win 6 consecutively. Her path to success was peppered with challenges, including adoption, mental illness, life-threatening injuries, and overcoming failures. Embracing setbacks as opportunities for growth, Layne’s honest and determined approach to life and success inspires us all. She’s not only a champion in surfing but also a fierce advocate for equality within the sport, Okanui brand ambassador, a passionate environmental campaigner and champion for mental wellness.