January 12 - 18, 2014: Issue 145


  Newport SLSC’s 2014 Pool to Peak Ocean Swim

 Newport SLSC’s 2014 Pool to Peak Ocean Swim

Last Sunday, January 5th, 2014 hosted the second of the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series. The club reports it was a very successful day with 193 finishers in the 800 metre swim, 114 males and 79 females and 459 finishers in the 2 kilometer swim, 305 males and 154 females. That’s 652 swimmers in all!

Special mention should be made of Jan Proudfoot, Rob Barkley, Brett Budd, Alphabet, Gary Cook, Dave Garnham, Bev Barnes and Tom Kellaway,l their support teams and all Newport SLSC members who worked so hard to make this such a successful day.

Newport would also like to thank Harris Farm Markets who have been their sponsors for many swims and who provided fresh fruit for the swimmers as well as prizes of fruit baskets. Thanks also go to NewportNet, the  Royal Motor Yacht Club – Broken Bay, Temperzone, Johnson Bros Mitre 10, DMCSwim and Naked Wines – this year’s sponsors and supporters for the Pool to Peak 2014.

The other great news from Newport this week is that the 2014 Interstate Life Saving Championships will be held at Newport Beach on Friday 24 January. The beach and ocean events will be held at Newport and the pool events will be held at the Ryde Aquatic Centre on Thursday 23 January.

This is a major event for Newport Surf Club to be hosting and the championships will have the super stars of surf life saving competing fiercely for their respective states. Three Newport stars will be in action; Jake Lynch, Kendrick Louis and Max Brooks against the likes of Shannon Eckstein and other surf life saving greats.

Go Newport ! Go Pittwater!

Full results at: HERE

Michael Mannington’s Volunteer Photography Public Gallery (with winners pics): HERE


Today (12th of January, 2014) the 22nd Avalon Beach Surf Swim is taking place. There are still a few spots and the club will sign you on as long as you get there early. The race starts at 10.30 a.m. and you can register and sign on from 8.30 a.m.

The Pittwater Ocean Swim Series, which incorporates five ocean swims hosted by five of the Pittwater Surf Life Saving Clubs, still has the Warriewood to Mona Vale Ocean Swim now in its 36th year and also known as the Don Jenkin Memorial Swim, held this year on the 19th of January,  and the original BIG SWIM from Palm Beach to Whale Beach on Australia Day this year, the 26th of January, known locally as the Bob Lynch Memorial Swim. 

For all details and to register go to Ocean Swims

Pictures by Michale Mannington, 2014.