The current edition of this event is on 4 February 2018.
The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic on Sunday, 5 February 2017 is a 1km, 2km and 5km ocean swim at Manly Beach, and follows the Sun Run which is on the day before.
Thousands of swimmers will gather in Manly to take part in one of Australia's largest ocean swims. This iconic event gives participants the opportunity to test their abilities over 1km, 2km and 5km courses. The event aims to raise much needed funds for more than 500 charities, including the Dee Why and Manly Surf Life Saving Clubs.