About Marilyn Jetty Swim

Sunday, 5 February 2023

This is your chance to be a part of something bold, empowering, and just a little bit bizarre. Because by being a part of the Marilyn experience, you are joining forces with some of the bravest women (and men!) you’ll find.

At the heart of every Marilyn is one common drive—to make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer.

Darling, it's time to get your Marilyn on and make a difference!

This is
the Marilyn Jetty Swim

This group of bold, fabulous women (and men!) take part in the Channel 7 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. And they do it all to raise much needed funds for vital cancer research, prevention and support programs.

To date, our sea of blonde bombshells have raised an incredible $820,000 for South Australians impacted by cancer.

How do you Marilyn?  

There is more to the Marilyn Jetty Swim than the swim itself, but Darling, it’s all part of the fun!

Here’s the run-down of how being a Marilyn works:


Sign up with the Marilyn Jetty Swim to make a real splash. Choose to take the plunge and swim 400m around the Brighton jetty or stay lovely and dry and show your support on the shore.

Become a part
of the sisterhood

Be bold, be brave, be fabulous–purchase your swimsuit,
swim ring and pop 
on your blonde wig and sunglasses and join
a unique sisterhood of women (and men!).

Raise money

Benefit from expert fundraising support and have the opportunity to win amazing prizes.

Make a difference 

Every dollar raised will help Cancer Council SA invest in ground-breaking cancer research, empower people to reduce their own risk with prevention education and provide essential support to everyone affected by cancer.