A testing swim of 1km, with the first leg a battle against the current and the rest of the race a battle to not be swept away. Hayden Squance, Terry Bone, Hamish Neill, Abbey Smale and Austen Dean led the field home, with Sophie Pahl and Keshia Linyard leading the short race.
Pictured, Isabella Thurlow and Sierra Thomas
Here’s some fabulous photos by Christina Harris
Here’s a story on Sportzhub by Peter Gibbs
Thursday swims continue through the Christmas and New Year period, with the first 5km swim organised by the club on Sunday January 2.
There’s also an informal, independently-organised group swim of 4.5km between Marahau and Kaiteriteri on Tuesday January 4 with the option of a 1km swim from Breaker Bay to Kaiteriteri. There is no charge for this swim and it’s open to all, but you must register. All boat, kayak paddle board support welcome. Click here for details.