Quicksilver Group NewsSeptember 8th, 2009
New course records set at Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim
In stunning weather conditions, new course records were set at the annual Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim on Sunday 6th September as swimmers took on the 1.5km and 3km swims in this unique Great Barrier Reef event.
With swimmers from as far afield as New Zealand, NSW and South Australia, as well as a strong contingent from Townsville, young Cairns swimmers took out first place in all divisions.
Sixteen yo Clinton Cave won the 1.5km men’s swim for the third consecutive year slicing over a minute off his previous record, while 14 yo Jack Gerrard sliced 3 and a half minutes off the 3 km swim course record.
Fourteen yo Tarni Fisher and 15 yo Kotuko Ngawati took out the women’s 1.5 km and 3km swims respectively.
Now in its fourth year, the event attracted 78 swimmers aged from 12-79 years, including veteran Cairns swimmer, Thelma Bryan who successfully completed the 3km swim.
Many competitors were awestruck on finishing the spectacular course, spotting an array of marine life including turtles, rays and small reef tip sharks along the way.
The event also included a fun swim for junior swimmers under the age of 12.
The Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim is supported by Powerade and View Tabata, Surf Live Saving Queensland and the Cairns Crocs.
2009 Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim Results