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New course records set at Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim

Green Island Ocean Swim 2009In 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

1st Clinton Cave 20.02
2nd Jason Gosley 21.07
3rd Larry Forsyth 21.25

» Men’s 1.5 km results (pdf)

1st Jack Gerrard 35.41
2nd John Barrett 38.10
3rd Glendon Dick 38.33

» Men’s 3 km results (pdf)

1st Tarni Fisher 21.16
2nd Anneke Ray 23.30
3rd Meaghan Hill-Murray 23.40

» Women’s 1.5 km results (pdf)

1st Kotuku Ngawati 36.45
2nd Tiarrn Raymond 41.18
3rd Charlotte Grant 41.24

» Women’s 3 km results (pdf)