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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013

the sydney skinny event day

Woo Hoo, we did it Sydney, The Sydney Skinny will now be known as the world’s 1st nude ocean swim!

The weather gods shone down on us and delivered a sparkling Sydney Summer Sunday on the 17th February 2013. We could not have asked for a better day to showcase the beautiful Middle Head Precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park and of course the idyllic Cobblers Beach.

THANK YOU to each and every one of you who joined us! We have heard so many stories from the day and we were thrilled with the incredible positivity and excitement shown by all on the day.

We would like to thank our presenting partner nudie for helping us create a fun, joyous event and making the Sydney Skinny a part of their 10th Birthday celebrations! We loved seeing everyone’s faces light up when they saw the beach and we had great feedback on the nudie swim bouys and how much everyone loved getting a nudie swim cap!

Also thanks to our skin care sponsor, Ella Bache , for ensuring everyone was protected with their great SPF 50+ suncream and also helping us take care of our clothes on the beach. We loved the bright pink Ella Bache sail boat in the middle of the course too!

Sending a couple of big shout-outs to:

– The team from Abacus Security, whom provided professional and supportive security for all people and throughout the entire event site. We really appreciate your expertise in events and crowd management.

Dail-a-Dump Industries were also another supporting partner whom greatly assisted us, proving waste management services and equipment. Their support helped us ensure the National Park was left in a pristine condition, and we were also able to dispose of rubbish which looked like it had been there a very long time.

– The awesome Dmc Swim crew for coming down and showing off their great swim gear. We absolutely loved the Craz! Caps (especially the viking cap!), the fins and the front snorkle are fantastic and will definitely be getting a work out in training for next year!  

– Many of you may have met Dunstan from Bare Fish whom personally swam the course (a couple of times!) guiding and assisting swimmers to acheive their goal of completing the 900m course. A huge thanks to Dunstan for supporting and encouraging all swimmers!

The Sydney Skinny hopes to have raised almost $15,000 for Foundation for NSW National Parks & Wildlife, and would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to the incredible efforts of all fundraisers, especially Kath Anderson, Paul Martin and Sara Garcia! Between the 3 of them raised over $2,200!

We couldn’t have had such a great time without the help of the Middle Head Rangers and volunteers who helped us in the lead up to the event and on the day. Also thanks to Phil Moore for setting the mood down on the beach with his beautifiul spanish guitar. Go to our Facebook page to get Phil’s details for your next event.

We have received incredible feedback and support from many to joined us and we are already working hard on The Sydney Skinny 2014! Our goal is to improve on everything we did in 2013 and bring a whole lot more enjoyment to you all.

As a sign of our dedication to inaugural Sydney Skinny participants and supporters, we will be sending out a special invite prior to launching the 2014 event. You all made the day such a joyous experience and we want to be sure you feel as special as we think you are… so stay tuned to our Facebook page and expect a VIP invite sometime before August!

Lastly the Sydney Skinny Founder, Nigel Marsh, celebrated his birthday at the inaugural Sydney Skinny and we wanted to share with you some of Nigel’s feelings about the day… 

“It was the most utterly joyous day. Everyone approached it with the right spirit. Even the weather smiled on us. All I can remember is people encouraging each other, smiling and laughing. Heartfelt thanks to all for your support and feedback. We REALLY appreciate it. We will be back next year bigger and better having learnt all the lessons from our inauguaral event.”

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Thanks for being a part of the inaugural event and please stay tuned on this page and our Facebook page for updates and news as we build towards 2014!

 The Sydney Skinny Team

Swimmer Information Booklet

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Well the count down is on… we are incredibly excited and can’t wait for this Sunday.

To help you plan your morning we have put together a Swimmer Information Booklet, filled with all the bits and pieces you need to know about Sunday.

Times, how the event will run, maps, transport information… it’s all in there so do check it out here!

sydney skinny swimmer information booklet View Swimmer Information

A message from National Parks & Wildlife

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Sydney Skinny Ocean Swim

Sydney SkinnyThe Sydney Skinny is a positive, kind and fun events planned for early 2013. On one level, it’s a cheeky, large-scale skinny dip in Sydney’s Middle Head harbour to raise funds for the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. However, as you look deeper, this event is much more than just getting your gear off for a good cause.

This is an annual opportunity to throw aside concerns of body image, to connect with nature and celebrate as a community. It’s also a beautiful chance to use the cleansing power of water to re-dedicate your next year to living with more kindness and courage. Please note, nudity is encouraged (during the swim only), but it’s not compulsory.

The Sydney Skinny has chosen Middle Head so they can help us develop the beautiful Middle Headland through raising money for a walkway project. The Sydney Skinny will be a fully ticketed event as we aim to help the Foundation raise funds towards a walkway and completing an upgrade project within Sydney Harbour National Park

When – Sunday 17th February 2013
What is the distance – The swim is a short 900m rectangle course in the calm and sheltered waters of Middle Head
Where – Cobblers Beach, Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park
Age restrictions – All participants must be over 18 years of age to swim Skinny
Start time – Event site opens at 8am and we’ll be finishing up at 12pm
Swim time – Swimmers will be allowed to start at 9am and must have commenced their swim by 10am – no swimmers will be allowed to start their swim after this time.
Privacy – This event is a private, fully ticketed event and we will not allow spectators to be onsite.

To enter the swim, click here.

To fundraise for the Foundation, click here.