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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 Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic, the Marilyn Jetty Swim is an exciting and unique way to be part of South Australia’s largest open water swim.

    What is the Marilyn Jetty Swim? 

    The Marilyns are a group of bold, fabulous women (and men!) who take part in the Brighton Jetty Classic, swimming or paddling 400 metres around the Brighton Jetty every February―all dressed head to toe as our favourite ‘50s icon, Marilyn Monroe. Particularly fabulous, is that they do it all to raise much needed funds for Cancer Council SA. And over the past seven years, the marvellous Marilyn’s have raised over $470,000!

    What makes a Marilyn? 

    At the heart of every Marilyn is one common drive: to make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer. United by shared cancer experience, the Marilyns are a sisterhood of support, who are determined to do something positive: raise the funds that will change the future 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”.

    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.  
    • Check out all of the details about Being a Marilyn!

    Want to join the sisterhood? 

    Registrations for the 2021 swim are not yet open, but we are accepting expressions of interest. Simply email doitforcancer@cancersa.org.au and we’ll let you know when registrations open.

    Stay up to date with the latest Marilyn news at www.facebook.com/marilynjettyswim.

    We hope you'll join us in 2021!

    The Marilyn Jetty Swim Team






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