Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swim sees swimmers from age eight to 79 take the plunge

Brooke Hanson with her husband Jared, her dad Ian, son Cooper, nephew Taj and niece Summer. Photo: www.nashyspix.com.

 

COFFS 24th “Jetty” Swim, The Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swims, saw hundreds of swimmers aged between eight and 79 launch themselves into a calm ocean above a sunny sky last Sunday morning (March 28).

Speaking on behalf of Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club (SSLSC) which ran the event for the first time, Kerry Bayliss said, “It was a fantastic day with great personal achievements and loads of family fun.

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“And Brooke Hanson was an enthusiastic and generous Swim Ambassador.”

Brooke brought her family, with the kids, husband and dad all swimming in various categories.

Maggie McConnachie, a Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club Member and talented sportswoman/rising star put in an inspiring swim.

Entering both female adult swims she finished second in the Female Open category 600m, making her second female overall and 3rd overall in the Female Open category 2km event.

At just 15 years of age, Maggie has an impressive list of achievements to her name.

Since the beginning of 2021 she’s been named Young Sawtellian of the Year, Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Best Competitor and Sportsman of the Year.

Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club thanks its sponsors: Beachside Radiology, Coffs Harbour City Council, Mike Blewitt Coffs Coast, Stocks & Hogan, Quality Inn Coffs Harbour, Kennards Hire, North Coast Swim Academy and photographer, Nashyspix.

The event day operations relied heavily on volunteer support from Sawtell, Urunga and Coffs Harbour Surf Clubs, and Coffs Harbour Daybreak Rotary.

 

By Andrea FERRARI

 

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