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  • Marilyn Jetty Swim


    Are you bold enough to glam up and support a cancer free future?
    Join the Marilyn Jetty Swim for the most empowering way to make a difference!

    As a fundraising partner of the annual Brighton Jetty Classic, the Marilyn Jetty Swim is an exciting and unique way to be part of South Australia’s largest open water swim.

    Thank you to every one of our hundreds of Marilyns who glammed up in a white bathing suit, blonde wig and red lippy to help fund cancer research, prevention and support!

    On World Cancer Day, Sunday 4 February 2018, hundreds of Marilyns swam in this iconic event, which has now raised nearly $300,000 since beginning in 2014. What started as an idea between friends has quickly gained national and international attention, and a loyal following in Brighton, SA.

    Be bold, be fabulous and make a difference towards a cancer free future by signing up to be a Marilyn in 2019 today!

    We guarantee you’ll feel empowered as you join this adventurous group of women from all different walks of life, united by their passion for seeing the end of cancer.

    You’ll enjoy being professionally made up, before splashing into an invigorating paddle, 400m around Brighton Jetty.  And if swimming is not your style, there’s plenty to be done onshore, with Marilyns parading the shoreline, handing out sunscreen and collecting donations.

    While strutting around in your swimwear may seem daunting, founder of the Marilyn Jetty Swim, Sarah Tinney, emphasises, “this is not a beauty competition, this is about having fun while supporting an important cause”.

    Every dollar that you raise will help change so many lives. For some, this help will come in the form of a phone call, a place to stay, some information or a new treatment… just when they need it most.

    Our inspiring muse, Marilyn Monroe, once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world!”… We say, just give her the right bathing suit, a blonde wig and a touch of red lippy!
    We hope you’ll join us for this adventure of a lifetime!

    What you need to know: 

    • Your registration fee includes entry to the Brighton Jetty Classic, along with your own Marilyn wig and sunglasses. Bathing suits come at an additional cost. You can complete your registration and get ahead for next year. 
    • Check out all of the details about Being a Marilyn!
    • Start your online fundraising today.




    We hope you'll join us in 2019!

    The Marilyn Jetty Swim Team



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