Aquaholics were extremely well represented with 7 swimmers (+ team manager Corrinne + financial manager Debbie) leaving Melbourne's cold weather to head to warm, sunny Queensland for the 2014 Swim Noosa event held on the 26 April. We all met for lunch the day before to discuss tactics and review the course. Most headed for a short training swim to try and aclimatise themselves to the wonderfully warm waters (approx. 8 degrees warmer than Port Phillip Bay) without the need for a wetsuit. Bliss!
The day dawned sunny and warm with a 0700hrs start for the 3.8km event (top photo). Donna and Ian were the two Aquaholics who entered the water in front of the Life Saving club for the 1.9km swim out along the point to Tea Tree Bay beach. An out-going tide was some assistance until the return leg by which time the tide was in full flood and Ian found a few of the buoys took a long time to get past. Donna came second in her age/gender group and Ian a very relaxed 14th.
By this stage the 2km swim waves began at 0800 from Tea Tree Bay beach. Aquaholics were represented by Maree (2nd), Julie, Anne Marie, Nellie and Mark. Well done with everyone achieving great personal performances and combined with the weather and great company everyone came away a winner. It was a wonderful way to finish the season's open water event calendar.
(L to R: Maree, Nellie, Donna, Anne Marie & Julie)
Ian proving you're never too old to embarrass your kids. Bondi Vet's Dr. Chris Brown muscling in on the action at Noosa