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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

12th Annual Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

What an amazing 12th Annual Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim Broulee Surf Life Saving Club conducted on Sunday! Some 476 swims were registered, Broulee’s largest field ever. A beautiful day was ordered and delivered and the Broulee members performed a huge range of volunteer tasks with aplomb.

The Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim Open swim was won by Broulee member Jarrod Killey in 22min 13 sec and Melanie Wellenberg in 26 min 15 sec. Both swimmers train in Canberra. Congratulations to Rosie McPartland a St Peters Broulee Student who swan the fastest female swim time for the day in the under 16 swim and she came second in our Open female swim. Jarrod was the fastest male on the day.

The swimmer feedback has been very positive and includes comments from Anne and Kristen. Anne said “Thanks so much to everyone involved in organising this, what a fantastic event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I especially loved the supportive and friendly atmosphere, even at the start line.” Kristen said “as a first timer, this was a fabulous event. Congratulations to the organisers and thank you so much to the volunteers. We will be back next year for sure.

Local Broulee resident Wendy Dunn was the fastest over 80 swimmer and has won this division for the past 3 years. Wendy commented that she is looking forward to tougher competition at next years swim. She encourages older females to get into to regular swimming in training for next year’s Bay to Breakers swim.


Above: Over 50s start line

Winners Open Female – Lesa Lalor, Michelle Emmett, Melanie Wellenberg and Rosie McPartland

Winners Open Male – Lesa Lalor, Jarrod Killey, Thomas Stegbaurer


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