Ex Boatie wins Xmas Day Handicap Swim
53 members & friends faced the starter at our Xmas Day Handicap Swim on Wednesday 25 December @ 9.30am
Overcast grey skies & calm surf conditions, warm water temperature & a fair swim greeted the competitors. After much review of the members ranging abilities in the swimming departure handicap start times were read out with the usual whinging & moaning from the regulars.
When the whistle blew, the 'Go' starters entered the water with the final two swimmers Ben Allen & Lachlan O'Grady entering the water after '120 seconds'.
Placings were as follows;
1st Peter Long (ex boatie)
2nd Luke Sheils (current U23 boatie)
3rd Adam Barlow (current Open George Bass boatie)
1st Veteran Nathan Cattell
1st U17 Boy Connor Basham
1st U17 Girl Denver Richards
1st U14 Boy Coen Taylor
1st U14 Girl Jasmine Locke
After the swim Club President Keith Caldwell presented the winners & random members with prizes found in his assortment of items he has in his 'Äladin's Cave' of goods. By mid morning everybody had left the beach to spend Xmas Day with their loved ones.
Massive thanks to our members that patrolled on Xmas Day.....it turned out very ordinary with showers all afternoon making it very unpleasant to be at the beach, but of course there were still families that had tents set up & swam through the afternoon.