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 🙂


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

TICK!  Done, read about my January swim here.





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

TICK!  Done, read about my February swim here.





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!


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.


Unfortunately my fitness and recovery wasn’t up to a 5km swim in May – I will have to make it up later in the year.

JUNE 10th

June 5km swim route

This was a local 5km swim at Manly with friends, unfortunately in Sydney in winter there are basically no swimming events….


End of the fiji 10km swim10km ocean swim in Fiji, a holiday and swim in one.  Although I trained for this, I was very stressed out as I had launched a new business the week before, so it was not my best swim.  It involved a lot of crying and took me 4 hours 20.

Unfortunately, I only completed 5 x 5km and 1 x 10km swims in 2019, mostly due to work – I started a new job and getting to swims became too hard 🙁  I am still swimming in 2020, and plan to do more 5kms once races open up again.