Swim champions to defend titles

April 17, 2014

The pair who dominated the inaugural Gwydir Shire Freshwater Swim will be back to defend their titles in this year’s swim.

Sixteen-years-old Julian Aenishaenslin from Ballina bagged the men’s 600 metres and two kilometres double at Copeton Dam last year, and then fourteen-years-old Madeline Nilon from Caniaba claimed the same titles in the women’s events.

This year’s events on April 26 features a more open course and a new race over five kilometres.

The winners of the two and five kilometre events will pocket $300 with placegetters also receiving prizemoney, and $100 will go to the 600 metres winners plus prizemoney down to 5th.

To date close to 60 entries have been received from as far away as Melbourne, Brisbane and Coffs Harbour.

The Copeton Freshwater Swim has been dubbed the Swim with Altitude and has attracted the attention of former Olympian and Australian legend Ky Hurst who will be on hand to help out the competitors in the McDonalds 600 metres swim.

Ky will stay at Copeton State Park with his partner and young son and has indicated his willingness to be the ambassador for this year’s event.

The latest water temperature reading at Copeton Dam was 25.5 degrees and all the planning is in place for a great event.

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