Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers – March 2015

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Entries for the 2015 Mollymook Ocean Swim Classic

  • Organised by the Mollymook SLSC, the 2015 swim will be over 2 km. In addition there will be a 500m junior/novice swim and a 500m ‘Dash for Cash’
  • Time/Date – Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9am (500m Junior swim), 10:30am (2km)
  • Registration – 7:30am-8:30am at the surf club.
  • Entry fee – 2km – $30 ($35 on race day), 500m – $15 ($20 on race day). (Dash for Cash is free if you’ve already completed either the 500m or 2km swims)
  • Online entries close – 3pm, Friday, April 10, 2015

For full details and on-line entry click onto the oceanswims web site.

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Assistance required for Ocean swim.

  • Ben and Ross are representing the Ocean swimmers in assisting to set up and run the Mollymook Ocean Swim Classic 2015 and will need some help.
  • Jo & Jacqui have “volunteered” to be watermelon girls on the day cutting up and distributing to the swimmers and will need a few more assistants.
  • Ben and Ross will need a work party to assist Les O’Sullivan set up the finish chute, first aid and official tents. (Meet on the beach to start at 6:30am on the day)
  • There will be other jobs, so we will need all hands on deck to make it a success. If anyone (Bronze Holder), is not swimming, Mark Green is the contact for water safety and Katrina Walsh for First Aid.
  • Assistants are also needed for BBQ van and morning tea makers for the sponsors.
  • Anyone available to assist could you please give your name to Ben or Ross.

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Flashback to the 2012 Mollymook Ocean Swim Classic

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Flashback to the 2004 Mollymook Ocean Swim Classic

 

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Surf Boat leads the peloton

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Northern buoy

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Lady swimmer

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Male swimmer

 

Mollymook Ocean Swimmers – February 2015

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers

Changing of the Guard 1922 > > 2015

1922 Police and beach inspectors patrol the beaches checking to ensure that the lady’s costumes are no more than 6 inches above the knees.

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Fast forward to 2015 and the Mollymook lady swimmers are now the ones patrolling the beaches, and more importantly have taken over rowing the surf boats which in former years was solely a male domain.                  Go the Mollymook Lady Ocean Swimmers!                     (Click on images to enlarge)

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Lady surfers 1922   (Photo credit – Telegraph)

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Mollymook Lady Surfers 2015 – Cheryl, Monica, Stephanie, Simone. (Absent, Tracy)

 

Mollymook Ocean Swimmers to do Kokoda Trail

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John and Margy Reed to tackle the Kokoda Trail

Mollymook Ocean Swimmers and Mollymook surf club members Margy and John Reed plan to tackle the Kokoda Trail during August 2015 to raise funds on behalf of the Mollymook Surf Club.

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Fund raising plans

Some fundraisers planned include:
• Friday night February 27 at John and Jacqui Louth’s birthday bash. (A donation toward John and Margy in lieu of any presents)
April 11 a raffle will be drawn at the Mollymook Ocean Swim Classic. (Tickets for sale during February and March at Ulladulla Children’s Centre, Jewellery Plus Ulladulla, and from Mollymook Ocean Swimmers.)
• Saturday night May 23,  – a Trivia Night at the Surf Club which will coincide with John’s 50th birthday.

NOTE: To sponsor on line, follow this link, Website: https://surflifesaving-kokoda2015.everydayhero.com/au/margy

Margy honoured with not one but two cakes

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Margy – 21 again (Image credit – husband John)

Special honour for a lovely lady

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Not one but two birthday cakes

The swimmers were treated to two birthday cakes to celebrate Margy’s birthday. First was a magnificent ‘Tea Cake’ made by Margy’s 14 year old daughter Olivia followed by a ‘Lime & Pistachio Zucchini Cake’ made by Monica. After they were devoured numerous Mollymook Ocean Swimmers asked Monica to share her secret recipe.

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Lime and Pistachio Zucchini Cake

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp self-raising flour (For dusting pan), 2 large or 3 medium zucchini,

2 limes,        3/4 cup vegetable oil,        1  1/2 cups raw caster sugar,

3 eggs,       2 tsp vanilla bean paste,         1/2 cup pistachio kernels,

*1/2 cup almond meal,       *1/4 cup ground Quinoa,

2 cups self-raising flour sifted,    2 tsp ground cardamom sifted,

* Monica mentioned that you can now possibly buy the almond meal already mixed with the ground Quinoa. If so you could just add 3/4 cup of this mix ?

Monica shares her Heartache and Pain

 

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Mollymook Beach, a safe haven for our dolphins

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Moni finds support with like minded ocean swim friends

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards – Finalist

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Qantas Australian Tourism Awards – Finalist

Mollymook Beach Waterfront

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Mollymook Beach Waterfront is the only Australian Tourism awards finalist from the entire NSW South Coast stretching from the Sydney Royal National Park down the coast to the Victorian border
Having been awarded silver in 2012 and 2011, it would be a wonderful achievement for Waterfront to gain Gold this year. Winners will be announced on April 10, 2015 at a gala ceremony to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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Details

Website: Mollymook Beach Waterfront

Tribute – Two Mollymook Ocean Swim Legends

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Jan and Pete Humphries

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The two most consistent long distance ocean swimmers at Mollymook are Pete and Jan. Over the years they have been the backbone of the group, regularly holding BBQ’s and get togethers at their former Fairmont Ridge property, Jan the effervescent, happy, cheerful hostess with the casual nonchalant Pete always taking on the cooking duties.

Milestone

Monday February 2, 2015 marks their 42nd wedding anniversary.

The beginning of their amazing journey

With Pete growing up in New Zealand, the young reporter inquired how did you both meet? Jan vividly recalls the occasion; “she was doing a tour of NZ. Having a drink one evening she noticed an unassuming but good looking young man. However more importantly, what caught my eye was a ‘random act of kindness’ that this young man extended to another patron. That ‘act of kindness’ led to us meeting and sharing a few words and agreeing to catch up the following day. It went from there and within 6 weeks we decided to marry and thus begin this incredible journey, sharing the remainder of our life together”.