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The 12th SunSmart Southern Ocean Classic Mile is on Sunday 16th April 2017 (Easter). Please see registration details click here

One of our founding members of the swim, the remarkable Mr Phil Cogan has passed away last Tuesday morning. Mr Cogan was a huge volunteer and competed in every Southern Ocean Classic Mile, Easter swim since 2005. Before that, Mr Cogan swam in "The Greens Pool Mile" every year as well, and was held at Greens Pool, William Bay hosted by the Denmark Aquatic Committee.

The Denmark Surf Life Saving Club was his second home. A larger than life personality who ways made everyone feel welcome at the beach. He inspired people to swim. May you keep swimming and hope you find a lawn that needs mowing. SOCM committee.

Even though the weather was overcast, it made for calm ocean conditions.  We had a record number of registrations this year, 135 and everyone completed the swim.  Many thanks to all our club volunteers, Water Safety crew, Kiosk, catering in the upstairs club rooms, registration team, the set up and pack up crews, finish line team and of course, Pmac and his fantastic commentary.Without your help this event would not happen.

Results are:


  • 1st Paul Laver  22:03
  • 2nd Andrew Donaldson  22:30
  • 3rd Ryan Evenden  24:18


  • 1st Ceinwen Roberts 24:26
  • 2nd Elizabeth Bellis  25:10
  • 3rd Didi Atkinson  25:26

Age Group winners, male and female

  • 13 - 17  Male:  Emile Mercer  Female: Rachel Desmond
  • 18 - 24  Male: Michael Swaddle  Female:  Caitlyn James
  • 25 - 29  Male Mathew Lyons  Female:  Alyce Hull
  • 30 - 34 Male:  Alistair Murchison  Female:  Marilee Tamasy
  • 35 - 39  Male:  Scott Green  Female:  Rebecca MacCrackan
  • 40 - 44  Male:  Shaun Jessop  Female:  Nicole Hodgson
  • 45 - 49  Male:  Jon Haines  Female:  Alison Hass
  • 50 - 54  Male:  Mathew Whyte  Female:  Susan Collins
  • 55 - 59  Male:  Kim Gardener  Female:  Sarah Stoddart
  • 60 - 64  Male:  Gavin Begbie  Female:  Pamela Waters
  • 65 - 69  Male:  Mike Kennedy
  • 70 and over  Male:  Barry Green  Female:  Merilyn Burbidge

The Early Registration prize of 2 nights accommodation at the Big 4 Ocean Beach Caravan Park, Spa Chalet was Rachel Desmond.

Full Results Click Here

Congratulations to all our winners and hope to see you next year.

Sue Dybing
SOCM Event Coordinator / Secretary

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Event Details

Easter Sunday the 1st April 2018 Start Time: 10 AM