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2009 Report and details

posted: 14 March 2009

2009 Report

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2009 Shark Island Swim – News and Results

News: Sunday 15th March 2009

The swim has been swum by over 1100 entrants. Just over 270 in the 1k and 735 in the 2.3k event. The winners of the 2.3k event were Chris Allum (27.59) and Stacey Hansford (29.28). The winners of the 1k event were Hayden Allum (11.19) and Luanne Rowe (11.30).

Congratulations to all the competitors. There are photos of the event posted in the gallery.

Results: Full results are loaded on the website under icon 'results'.

Open mens swim 1. Chris Allum, 2. Loui Friess 3. Tom O'Keefe 4. Scott Jackson

Open womens swim 1. Stacey Hansford 2. Luane Rowe 3. Louise Stevenson 4. Jessie Bullen 5. Courtney Hansford

1k Mens 1. Hayden Allum 2 Zak Abdalloui 3. Max Collins 4 Benjamin Ridge 5. Sean Daly

1k Womens 1. Luane Rowe 2. Louise Stevenson 3. Dahlas Rogers 4 Danielle Doppler 5 Llani Hyer Warton.

The weather was perfect, the water temp was 23c, it was Lake Cronulla, a great day for a swim around the island!

Thank you to all the competitors who attended, the officials, work parties, water safety, patrol, timing guys, and our sponsors.

See you all again next year!


News: Thursday, 12th March 2009

The forecast for Sunday morning is mostly fine, with a top of 25c. The water temperature is very pleasant 23c, low tide is at 6.15 am rising to a high tide at 12 noon, the swell forecast is for between 1 and 2 foot, barely a ripple. The wind direction is forecast for an East/Northeasterly, but should swing around to a south easterly in the early morning, which will be good news and will blow those little blue bottles that have been around to Greenhills. So conditions are looking just right for a swim around the Island.

Just under 400 entries have been recieved for the Swim this weekend. The 1km beach swim starts at 9.30. The 2.3km Shark Island Swim starts at 10.30. Cronulla Captain Paul Gallen will fire the starters gun.

In terms of water safety our swimmers welfare is paramount for our 22nd running of this community event, hosted by Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club. This year we will have available the following water safety:
6 rubber duckies and support from North Cronulla, Elourea and Wanda surf clubs.
The Port Hacking Offshore rescue boat.
Sutherland council life guards and jet skis.
Two surf boats.
40 rescue boards.
40 surf skies.
Two 50 foot Riviera’s from Port Hacking RMYC.
Over 100 surf club members who hold a bronze medallion.
We have surf life saving powercraft to patrol the swim area prior to and during the events and keep a will lookout for marine dangers.


LATE NEWS – 25th Feb 2009

Life Saving Insurance policy will only cover swimmers 14 years and over

Age Categories have been amended in 1km and 2.3km events.


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