Six sea monkeys take part in the annual 2.2km Chieftan’s Challenge at Warriewood Beach and take on the tricky surf conditions.


On Sunday 13 December 2020 the Sea Monkeys split to partake in two separate swims, the Chieftan’s Challenge ocean swim at Warriewood Beach and the Manly to Shelly 1.5km swim.  It was a good challenge for those that took part in the 2.2km Chieftain’s Challenge. Unfortunately, the planned route from Turimetta to Warriewood was changed for safety reasons and the swim route looped north anti-clockwise towards Mona Vale.  

Despite the tricky surf conditions, the water temperature was perfect and views back to shore were incredible.

The choppiness of the sea added to the challenge of seeing where the buoys were. It felt lie we were swimming up and down a hill, but most Monkeys swam directly keeping markers on the cliffs and beach. The swimmers finished tired with smiles on their faces cheered by supporting Monkeys. Well-deserved coffee and bacon were on the cards for those that were able to lingered a little longer.  Well done to Barbara, Kim, Rhona, Chris, Gav and Andre. Thanks for the support from Sea Monkeys and club members.

Want to join in the Sea Monkeys action?

The Sea Monkeys run swim, beach and paddling sessions across the week, Come on your own, or with your family, you just need to be a Long Reef SLSC member to join in the fun.

Long Reef SLSC Sea Monkeys timetable

Activity Where When
Bootcamp Long Reef SLSC / Long Reef beach Monday, 10am-11am
Ocean Pool Swim Freshwater Ocean Pool Wednesday, 5.30-6.30pm
Bootcamp Long Reef SLSC / Long Reef beach Friday, 5.30-6.30pm
Ocean Swim / Paddling Long Reef Beach (or Manly Beach) Sunday, 7.30-8.30am 

 Want to join us? Download Team App via Apple Store or Google Play. 🔍 *Sea Monkeys 2020* & request access to ‘players & officials’.