January 20 - 26, 2019: Issue 390


Bilgola SLSC's 2019 Ocean Swim: the blackmore's Billy Swim

Blackmores Billy Swim 2019

Sunday January 13, 2019: Bilgola Beach

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that turned up to Register, do Water Safety, Cook, Crew IRBs, Timekeep, put up marquees and every other job that made the 2019 Swim such a great success. Despite a roaring Southerly every part of the Swim ran impeccably (despite the Timekeeping troubles) and reflected the spirit and depth of our Club. It made me proud to watch the Club work as one to create such a great event – I cannot praise every volunteer highly enough.

Thank you everyone. 

Thank you also to our many sponsors including Blackmores, Northern Beaches Council, Adrenalin, DMC Fins, Harris Farm Markets and Back to Health Physio Newport as well as the wonderful support from Northern Beaches SLS, our neighbouring SLS clubs of Newport, Avalon and Whale Beach and The Ripper Group for the UAV.

500m - Finishers - 415, M - 279, F - 136 - Results

1.5km - Finishers - 267, M - 189, F - 78 - Results

David Madew 

P.S. Please put next year’s date in your Diary – Sunday 12th January 2020 – we are planning to ‘step it up’ a little, but we’ll keep you informed.

Images from the 2019 Blackmores Billy Swim thanks to patroller and trainer, Rowan Jacobs.