Quicksilver Group NewsJune 11th, 2013
USM Quicksilver Green island Reef Swim
As part of the Cairns Airport Ironman Event, 190 swimmers took to the water to compete in the 3rd annual USM Quicksilver Green Island Reef Swim.
With entrants from Cairns, Australia and around the World, competitors were challenged with 20 knot winds in the 1.5km and 3km distances in this unique Great Barrier Reef event.
In the Men’s 3km distance, Cairns local, 15 year old Max Fifield took out first place for the second year running in 37,33 while the 1.5km distance, in 22.49 was won by Nathen Pullen. Max was excited to beat 3rd place Adriel Young one of the boys from Bondi Rescue. Young said of the swim that it was like swimming in an aquarium and rated it the best Ocean Swim he had completed.
The Women also swam strongly and Allison Hass from Brazil won the 3km swim in 41.55 and setting a personnel best and winner of the 1.5km was another Cairns local Chloe Alcorn in 21.49.
Michael Healy, Quicksilver Group Director of Sales and Marketing said, “The event is now in its third year, and as part of the Cairns Airport Ironman Event is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our Region and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef to our Australian and International guests. Where else in the world can you swim with turtles and over corals and reef fish during an Ocean Swim”