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Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim, Sunday 27 August 2017

With picturesque conditions, over 130 enthusiastic swimmers of all ages took to the clear waters of Green Island for the Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim on Sunday 27 August, a wonderful community event now in its 12th year.

Swimmers competed in 500m, 1.5km and 3km events while the fun “Nippers” swim for the under 12 year olds saw 12 enthusiastic future ocean swimmers enjoy a taste of swimming in the Great Barrier Reef.

We were delighted to welcome swimmers from across the region and country including Townsville, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and even as far as Canada.

Talented young Cairns swimmers took out first place in all categories with the exception of the Women’s 1.5km swim which was won by 25 year old Kelly Marquenie from the Gold Coast.  14 year old Zac Tabuai won the men’s 3km swim, while 14 year old Marcus West won the men’s 1.5km swim. The winner of the 1.5km women’s swim was 14 year old Asha Stevens and the 500 m swim was won by 13 year old Jasmine Olds.

Once again we offer special thanks to Surf Life Saving Queensland for their wonderful support and community spirit in conducting in-water safety for the event and to the Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club for assisting with the timing.

Swim Results

1st Jasmine Olds 9:39
2nd William Davy 10:25
3rd Edward Diola 10:30
1st Marcus West 17:05
2nd Jackson Rodgers 18:18
3rd Benjamin Waters 18:25
1st Asha Stevens 19:55
2nd Anastasia Wynberg 20:25
3rd Liz Stewart 20:30
1st Zac Tabuai 35:38
2nd Oliver Anu 36:18
3rd Samuel Tress 36:45
1st Kelly Marquenie 36:55
2nd Irene Cats 37:00
3rd Ebony Crowe 37:09

For Full Results – Click to view PDF