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2023 Danger Ocean Swims

Date: Saturday 7th January 2023.

Entries Open: November 2022

Event Times:

  • More Dangerous 2.5km & Even More Dangerous 5km: 9:00am
  • Danger 500m: 11.00am
  • Danger 1000: 11.30am

Swimmer information:

Swimmer information notes will be available November 2022.

Note:

  • staggered start times may vary depending on the number of entrants in each category and conditions on the day
  • category starts may be combined depending on the number of entrants in each category and conditions on the day.
  • the Danger 1000 Open category (incorporating age groups 18-29 yrs) is the last event start. Entrants outside ages 18-29 years are welcome to compete in their own age group and/or the Open category.

Information is also available on the Danger Ocean Swim Facebook site.

Danger Ocean Swim Series

The Danger Swim Series is an ocean swim event held inside Point Danger (a.k.a. Cosy Corner) on Torquay Front Beach and has been a major fundraising event for the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club since 1999. The swim is one of the largest open water swim events in Australia and offers a range of distances to suit an array of fitness and age levels.

Danger 500 

Perfect for younger and older competitors and a great distance for those who have been training to enter their first ocean swim. The 500 metre open water swim is set on a triangular course from the beach at Torquay Front Beach and return. Depending on the time of day and the tides, the distance can be slightly longer than this. Swimmers should be able to swim at least 750m confidently in the pool to enter this distance.

Danger 1000

The original distance that is sure to get the heart racing. The 1000 metre open water swim is set on a triangular course from the beach at Torquay Front Beach and return. Depending on the time of day and the tides, the distance can be slightly longer than this. Swimmers should be able to swim at least 1.5km confidently in the pool to enter this distance.

More Dangerous 2.5k

Stepping it up to a long swim for experienced swimmers. The 2.5 kilometre open water swim on a marked course from the beach at Torquay Front Beach and return. Swimmers follow a marked course from Torquay Front Beach towards a turnaround point at Fisherman’s Beach. Depending on the time of day and the tides, the distance can be slightly longer than this. Swimmers should be able to swim at least 3km confidently in the pool to enter this distance.

Even More Dangerous 5k

A challenge for serious swimmers who have extensive training and ocean swimming experience. The 5 kilometre open water swim on a marked course from the beach at Torquay Front Beach and return. Swimmers follow a marked course from Torquay Front Beach towards a turnaround point at Fisherman’s Beach. Depending on the time of day and the tides, the distance can be slightly longer than this. Swimmers should be able to swim at least 7km confidently in the pool to enter this distance.

About the Swims

The Danger 500 swim and the Danger 1000 swim are held in the protected bay area of Torquay Front Beach on a triangular course, with the starts on the clean sandy beach.

The 2.5km and 5km swim events start and finish at Torquay Front Beach and swimmers head from Cosy towards a turnaround point at Fisherman’s Beach.

FAQ's

If I registered for the event in January, do I need to register again now it is in March?

No. Only the event dates that have changed, you do not need to register again.

How Fit Do I Need To Be?

It is important that swimmers of all age groups have trained for their entered distance and are able to complete the course distance in a reasonable time. Water Safety teams will remove swimmers from the water if they are taking too long for their own safety and for the safety of the overall event.

Multi Event Discount

There is a $5 discount per entrant for each additional event selected from the Danger and Bash events.

Juniors & Seniors Discount

Juniors (< 18 years of age) and Seniors (from 60 years of age) receive a $5 discount per event, off the full entry cost.

Cousins Swim Series

The Danger Ocean Swim events are part of the Cousins Great Victorian Swim Series (GVSS). GVSS members receive a further $5 off their entry cost.


Event Age Categories

  • Danger 500: 10-17, 18+
  • Danger 1000: 12-14, 15-17, 18-29 (incl. Open category), 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • More Dangerous 2.5km: 12+
  • Even More Dangerous 5km: 13+

Can I compete in the Open category of the Danger 1000 if outside the ages of 18-29?

Yes, you can enter your own age category and the Open category. If outside the ages of 18-29 you will be asked during the entry process if you want to enter your age category or the Open age category (18-29).

Can I compete in the More Dangerous 2.5km and Even More Dangerous 5km events?

No, but only because start at the same time. You can join the many others who swim the Danger 1000 or Danger 500 in addition to the 2.5km or 5km events.

Event time limits

Event time limits may vary on the day due to conditions, but generally they are:

  • Danger 500: 25 mins
  • Danger 1000: 60 mins
  • More Dangerous 2.5km: 90 mins
  • Even More Dangerous 5km: 120 mins

Registration

The registration tents are located on The Esplanade opposite Price Street (Torquay Front Beach -  https://goo.gl/maps/DnWxgDf7YZ63JmJG9) and open from 8:00am and close at 1:40pm (10 minutes prior to the start of the last event) on the morning of the swim for swimmers to receive their event bag with t-shirt, timing tag and swim instructions.

Can I change my mind what event to swim in after registering?

Yes. In the email received confirming your entry, select the link to edit your entry and save the updated details.

Do I need to swim in a wetsuit?

Wetsuits are not essential but are strongly recommended. Most entrants choose to wear them for warmth and comfort. It can get cold out there in the ocean and wetsuits are recommended.

Do I need to wear a swim cap?

Yes, every entrant is provided with a swim cap that assists event and water safety personnel identify event waves. You must wear the swim cap provided.

Do I need goggles?

Goggles are not essential but are strongly recommended. Most entrants choose to wear them for comfort and protection.

How do you record my time?

Every competitor is provided with an electronic timing device that must be worn to record their time. Timing pads are located at the start and the finish lines to record competitor times and results will be available on the Jan Juc Surf Club’s website later in the day of the race.

Do I need a medical check-up?

Everyone who competes in these events should be a regular swimmer and should have trained for their entered distance and regular medical check-ups are encouraged. If you have not been swimming for a while or have never swum in the ocean or in an open water event before, you should have a medical check-up.

When do I get the event T-Shirt?

Event T-Shirts are available on the day when event bags are collected from the registration area.

What do I do if I am unable to compete on the day?

If you cannot compete for personal reasons or because you are unwell - email events@janjucsurfclub.com.au with the details. Please note that there are no refunds. If you have not collected your event entry pack with the event t-shirt – it will be mailed to you.

Who runs the event and what does the entry fees go towards?

Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club’s volunteer lifesavers provide event management and safety for this event with hundreds of club members involved in the delivery of the event on the day.

This event is an important fund-raising event for the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club and all money raised helps keep volunteer patrols on the beach at Jan Juc, keeping community and visitors safe. Obtaining your and the community’s continued support for this event is vital to the 100% volunteer service.


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The Jan Juc SLSC has proudly patrolled the Jan Juc beach since 1963 and is a volunteer, family oriented club offering Life Saving Services, Nippers Surf Education and Surf Sports Program, Senior Surf Sports Competition and Training.

Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

 Emailinfo@janjucsurfclub.com.au 
 Office0475 265 820
 Location10 Clubhouse Road, Jan Juc
 Postal AddressPO Box 179, Torquay, Victoria, 3228
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