Normal business is resuming at Broulee. March is coming and so is the 9th Hotondo Homes Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim which kicks off at 9am on Sunday 8th March.
“It’s a terrific community event, and a great way to get back to things we love about Broulee after such a difficult summer” said Swim Coordinator Gary Pettigrove. “ The 1.4km open water swim from Broulee Island and around the headland to south Broulee Beach is simply world class and we expect over 200 competitors.” The 1.4km swim categories include Under 16, Under 20, Over 20, Over 30, Over 40, Over 50, Over 60, Over 70, Over 80, Multiclass and All Age Flipper Swim and there are also 500m swim divisions for Juniors. Prize money on offer for Open ($300) and fastest Age group swimmers ($100) as well as prizes for places and Junior Age groups.
Prizes include $300 cash for open winners and $100 for the fastest in the senior categories but according to Gary, “ everyone’s a winner because of the shared satisfaction of swimming in a particularly pretty bit of ocean with a nice mob of people.”
The Swim is jointly organised and run by the volunteers of Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club Lifesaving Club and the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association. Details including how to register are on the website https://oceanswim.brouleesurfersslsc.org.au/
Sponsors of the event include Hotondo Homes, Tomakin Sports and Social Club, Broulee Learn to Surf Surf School, Broulee Supermarket and Cellars, Offshore Surf Shop, The Lodge Broulee, fx Business Centre, Mogo Zoo, Bay Physiotherapy & Pilates, Woolworths Moruya, Vikings Group, TrusssworX, Key Sun Zinke, and Big 4 Holiday Parks.
Above: The first wave of swimmers gets away in the 2019 swim