The 8th Hotondo Homes Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim kicks off at 9am this Sunday 10 March.
“It’s a beautiful swim and a terrific community event,” said Swim Coordinator Gary Pettigrove. “ The 1.4km course goes from Broulee Island and around the headland to south Broulee Beach. We expect around 350 competitors in the 18 senior and open categories. We also have a shorter 500m swim for junior entrants.
Broulee’s Wendy Dunn, 79 years young, is competing for the 8th time. “ I expect to finish“ Wendy said confidently “and in any case the tail end of the field is always looked after very well, we’re not bait fish by any means. “
Finishing the 2018 swim
Swimmers line up for the 2018 swim
Prizes include $300 cash for open winners and $100 for the fastest in the senior categories but according to Gary, “ the best thing is just the fun and the shared satisfaction of swimming in a particularly pretty bit of ocean with a nice mob of people.”
Registration fees for the swim are shared by the Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club and the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association. Entries are open now - details are available on the Hotondo Homes Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim website.
Sponsors of the event include Hotondo Homes, Tomakin Sports and Social Club, Total Eco Adventures & Broulee Surf School, Broulee Supermarket and Cellars, Offshore Surf Shop, IGA the Moorings Tomakin, Trussworx, The Lodge Broulee, fx Business Centre, Mogo Zoo, Bay Physiotherapy & Pilates, Ingenia Holiday Big 4 Broulee, Key-Sun Laboratories, Woolworths Moruya, Kardinia Wines, Bridge Plaza/Village Centre, Vikings Group