Congratulations to all those of you who competed in the Cottesloe to Swanbourne Classic Swim and / or the Busselton Jetty Swim this weekend. You probably couldn't get two more contrasty races to be fair - a massive southerly pushed swimmers to superbly fast times in Saturday's 2.2km race and dealings with copious numbers of stingers, whereas a massive easterly on Sunday down in Busselton saw some very tough conditions and very slow times for the 3.6km round the jetty swim. Travis Nederpelt (winner of the Jetty Swim) claimed it was the hardest open water swim he had done - so if a multiple Olympic swimmer claims that, you know it must have been tough had you survived it!
Results for Saturday can be found here:
...and Sunday here:
My Female Swimmer of the Day from the squad on Saturday was Ceinwen Williams who finished 7th overall and 2nd female and despite the average times for this superbly fast swim being in general 60-75s slower than 2 years ago (when we last all raced), Ceinwen actually swam pretty much the same time. Nice job!
My Male Swimmer of the Day from the squad on Saturday was (coincidentally) also the Male Swimmer of the Day for Sunday, Simon Bedbrook who is coming into some amazing form finishing 9th and 17th respectively for the two events - amazing work Simon!
Lastly my Female Swimmer of the Day for Sunday was Nicole Hodgson who is also swimming brilliantly at the moment and finished 7th female and 28th overall - watch out for Nicole in 2.5 weeks time over to Rotto - she's going to go very well!
Well done everyone, you all did very well and it was great to see 15 of you finish in the top-100 on Saturday and also some great first-time finishes for those fairly new to both the squad and to open water swimming! Well done all - your coach is proud! ;-)