The Swims

Below is my calendar of the 12 swims I am doing in 2019, I’d love you to join me for a swim or as a cheer squad, let me know if you are coming along 🙂

JANUARY 26th

Rose Bay swim finishSydney Harbour Splash in Rose Bay, NSW Australia

TICK!  Done, read about my January swim here.

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FEBRUARY 3rd

medal at the february swim5km swim at The Cole Classic in Manly, NSW Australia

TICK!  Done, read about my February swim here.

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MARCH 

March has been a tough month with the bulging disc in my back, and the resulting 3 weeks out of the water, so getting back to fitness has taken a while.  Now as I write this on 28th I am feeling good, but don’t want to push my back and do 5km this week and then again next week, so it’s a month off, and I’ll have to fit in an extra later in the year.  Sometimes health comes first!

APRIL 7th

5km Balmoral Swim, NSW, Australia

Due to cancer surgery in mid April I won’t be able to do the Gold Coast swim 🙁 So will do this one instead, which I also did last year.

MAY 

Again a gap, as I don’t know how I will go on the thyroxin medication, hopefully I will be able to fit one in, but lets see.

JUNE 23rd

5km Le Defi De Monte Cristo swim in Marseille, France

Come and join me in my escape from Monte Cristo, a swim that takes you down the coast to Marseille.  This race is so popular that they run it 3 times, I am planning to swim on Sunday 23rd hopefully, registrations open in January if you want to join in.

JULY 

TBD

AUGUST

I think that I will have to double up another month, unless I fly back to Europe which I am not that keen to do, someone has suggested Alcatraz, but apparently the water there is freeeeezing even in the USA summer!

SEPTEMBER 28th

5km swim in Hervey Bay, QLD

Enzo’s Ocean Swim Classic in Hervey Bay, there are shorter options and longer if you fancy joining me 🙂

OCTOBER 17th

10km swim in Fiji

My first 10km since I had to back out of the April one due to the operation, this sounds much nicer with a holiday in Fiji!

OCTOBER 27th

5km swim at the Husky Hop, Jervis Bay, NSW Australia

This looks like a lovely swim, in that it is a destination swim, from point A to point B no laps.  But Jervis bay in October, the water is going to be a bit chilly I think… better swim fast!

NOVEMBER

5km swim in Penrith, Sydney Swimming Metro South West Open Water Championships.  This swim is in a lake and is I think x million laps round buoys, not my ideal swim 🙁

Option 2 is a Balmoral swim of 6km run by the Balmoral beach club around November 23rd – just 3 laps of a 2km course

DECEMBER 8thish

5km Coogee to Bondi swim, Coogee, NSW Australia

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