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Hundreds set to get in the swim for local charities


Hundreds set to get in the swim for local charities

Now in its eighth year, a charity swim that invites competitors to don their wetsuits and brave the water for a worthy cause is readying for race day.

The Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland and Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club are collaborating again for the annual Winter Solstice Swim.

Over the years, the event has raised more than $150,000 to support local causes, attracting significant interest from the community with several hundred swimmers taking part.

This year, the event aims to raise $40,000 for Sunshine Coast charities, with IFYS’s Inclusive Kids program to be the primary beneficiary.

“We support the Sunshine Coast Inclusive Kids program because they provide programs for youth
homelessness, foster care and youth development areas which are very much in need of support,” Alex Rotary Club director John Malloy says.

The swim gives competitors the chance to pick their swim distance – one, three or five kilometres – and is open to people aged 14 years and over.

Spectators are encouraged to head along on the day and cheer on the swimmers. Raffle tickets are available to further support the cause.

The event will take place on June 23 at Alexandra Headland beach.

Visit for information on registering.

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