Quicksilver Group News

Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim, Sunday 11 September 2016

Blue skies and crystal clear waters greeted competitors and spectators for our annual Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim on the Great Barrier Reef on Sunday 11 September.

This year, 119 swimmers competed in the 1.5km and 3km swims, and also a new shorter course, 500 metre swim with ages ranging from 12 – 65 years. The fun Nippers swim saw six enthusiastic youngsters, and future ocean swimmers, enjoy a taste of swimming in the Great Barrier Reef.

We were delighted to welcome swimmers from across the state and country including Townsville, WA, NSW, Northern territory and even a Green Island Resort guest from Canada who joined in to tackle the 1.5km swim. But it was a day for new course records with Cairns locals taking the lead.

17 year old Jack McMenamin won the men’s 3km swim for the second consecutive year, while 15 year old Sam Tress won the men’s 1.5km swim also for the second consecutive year. The winner of the 3km women’s swim was 14 year old Charlotte Fifield and Liz Stewart won the 1.5km women’s swim. The 500 m swim was won by Audrey Hall.

With the Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim now in its 11th year, we once again offer special thanks and to Surf Life Saving Queensland for their wonderful community spirit and pivotal role in providing in-water safety for the event and to the Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club for assisting with the timing.

2016 Results: Click here for the Results (PDF)