Picture perfect weather greeted over 200 ocean swimmers at Mollymook for their annual 2 km ocean swim classic. Provisional winners were: 2 km Classic winner, Brad Horrey from Botany. 500 m novice winner, Cormac Guthrie from Matraville. “Dash for Cash” Brad Horrey from Botany. Worthy of note was the stand out performance of young Illya Vashinsky. Illya is only 10 years old and swam the 500m swim ALL butterfly stroke, and then backed up to finished the 2km swim in 19th place overall.
Illya and each of the winners are all coached by Chad Schneider who also competed doing the butterfly stroke for the 500 metre warm up and then finishing 16th overall in the 2 km classic. Chad brought a team of 30 swimmers to Mollymook this year. He has competed at all 10 Mollymook Ocean Classics and chose Waterfront accommodation and Citrus & Cupitts Kitchen restaurants to celebrate his end of year special South Coast Mollymook “Getaway”. (Click on images to enlarge)