The next Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 with entries open from January 1, 2015. A major fundraiser for a number of local charities, the Classic has raised tens of thousands of dollars since it started in 1988. The 2-km ocean swim starts at Wategos Beach and ends at Main Beach, and is open to all competitors aged 12 years and above. A smaller, more relaxed event was added in 2008. The 800-m course from Clarkes Beach to Main Beach is open to all swimmers aged nine years and over. While the main event has been won by past Olympians including Grant Hackett, Ky Hurst and Melissa Gorman, the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic attracts swimmers – spectators – of all ages.
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