Rylock Swim Series, Race two, November 23, 2023

Feature photo: Mike Crowe looms up behind Jon Linyard and his daughter Nia at the finish line. Photo:Ruth Leckey.

Perfect conditions for swim two. One of the biggest fields of the past couple of seasons, 148 swimmers, took on the short or long swims, with Terry Bone repeating last week’s win over Hayden Squance over the long course.

Marcel Kepess took third, ahead of Hamish Neill, who missed the first swim a week ago, but made up for it with fourth place in the long swim of just over 800m, ahead of Ben Marshall, who we’ve missed for a season or more.

Eddie Swain, Fraser Hill and Finn Bryant escorted the first woman, Lilly Claridge, to the finish.

Keshia and Nia Linyard took the next women’s places as they led their father Jon to the finish line.

Liliana Perrett, 12, seems to have started a habit, winning the short race, this time more than 500m, for the second time, with a clear gap back to Matanga Marsden, 12. Rob Sheridan, 50, redeemed male pride taking third place from two more 12-year-olds, Monty Chadderton and Catherine Taylor.

Here’s the results.

Points, click here.

Photos by Ruth Leckey, click here.

Story, by Peter Gibbs on Sportzhub, click here.

Have you entered Sunday’s swim yet? The Opening Splash is a 2km swim from the beach to the yacht club, with a short option of 600m starting at the Richardson St Steps. Race day registration opens at 8.15am on Tahuna Beach, with race start at 9.15am. High tide is at 9.46am, so swimmers will get a slight tidal push from halfway.

If you haven’t signed up yet, click here