Jimmy’s Beach Swim attracts big field

MYALL MASTERS OPEN SWIM: Jimmy’s Beach.
MYALL MASTERS OPEN SWIM: Jimmy’s Beach.

 

JIMMY’S BEACH was picture perfect for this year’s second Open Day Swim, run by the Myall Masters.

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There were two events, a 600 metre swim and a 1.5 kilometre event named the ‘Mobbsie Memorial’ in honour of the late Chris Mobbs.

“It was a blockbuster,” Chris Lock told News Of The Area.

“We were expecting around 50 swimmers but we doubled that,” Chris said.

In all 105 swimmers took to the water, 49 contesting the 600 metre, 56 going the long haul.

“Andrew Leese from Keinbah was the winner of the 600m in a time of 8 mins.54 with Michael Fox from Duckenfield following very closely with a time of 8.55,” Valerie Mobbs said.

“Both of these men also contested the 1.5 with Michael Fox the winner in 22.45.

“The starting age for masters swimming is 18 years however Emily Klocker, a junior member of Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club, was issued a special invitation to enter the event,” Valerie said.

“Emily is aged 14 and she finished the 1.5k swim in a time of 22.44, less than 1 second behind the winner which was an excellent result.”

“We also observed a minute silence at 11 am to mark Remembrance Day which was very beautiful on the sands of the bay,” Valerie said.

Everyone who entered headed back to the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club for some well earned lunch.

Chris Lock is confident that the Open Swim will be back again next year.

 

By Margie TIERNEY

 

MYALL MASTERS OPEN SWIM: Jimmy’s Beach.
MYALL MASTERS OPEN SWIM: Jimmy’s Beach.

 

MYALL MASTERS OPEN SWIM: David Mobbs.
MYALL MASTERS OPEN SWIM: David Mobbs.

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