21st Ocean Swim a Big Success

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the North Steyne’s 21st Ocean Swim on 31 March 2019. There was a great turnout with over 400 swimmers and some near record breaking times. The conditions were picture perfect – sunny skies and a water temperature of some 24 degrees.

A big congratulations to Jordan White who took out first place in both the 1km and 2.8km swims with very impressive times of 12.31 and 33.25 respectively. Well done, Jordan!

Other top finishers include:

2nd Carl Sorensen 12:47
3rd Cassandra Fayers 12:59
4th Peter Thiel 13:24
5th Max Wakefield 14:09

2nd Joshua Attard 33:54
3rd Carl Sorensen 34:11
4th Peter Thiel 35:50
5th Robert Hilton 37:10

The fastest female in the 2.8km was Nicole Watts with a time of 39:10.

All other results can be found here:


A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped on the day as this type of event would not happen without you.

A special thanks goes to Bernie and Tracey for all the effort and organisation of the swim, Dave and helpers for the early set-up and pull down, Richard (including Molly for her great organisation) and all the IRB drivers and crews, Johno for his fantastic support in directing traffic with the water safety, and everyone who helped out on boards and ski’s keeping a close eye on all our swimmers.

Further, Mark and his patrol for helping out throughout the swim and the great support of the first aid team of Clare and Joe who saw a few very cold patients. And, of course, thanks to the A-Team for the ongoing sustenance with the BBQ’s.

Finally, thanks to Club Captain Dan Hillier for coordinating all the water safety and ensuring that everyone returned safe and sound to shore.

Well done to all for a great community and fantastic team effort!