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New Years Day 2016 – Mollymook

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New Years Day Celebrations Mollymook Style

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4-Km swimmers, group pic

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2-Km swimmers, group pic

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The annual Mollymook ‘length of beach’ swim was undertaken in glorious conditions. Word had traveled far and wide with out of town swimmers making phone contact days before the swim to check start times and OK to join the peloton. This year we had a record number of 49 swimmers taking part with 20 swimmers doing the entire 4 Km return journey and an additional 29 swimmers completing the 2 Km ‘length of beach’ swim. The ocean was crystal clear with only the slightest breeze on the return journey.

 

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Blessing of the fleet by Father Peter the Priest

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2-Km starters limbering up

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Peter the Priest: Following on from the Easter tradition at the harbour whereby there is a blessing of the fleet. The swimmers were thankful on this occasion to have Peter the Priest officiate, with his blessing of the swimmers prior to the commencement of their journey. Peter’s prayer was not the reading of notes as some have become accustom to these days, but rather from the heart. He was also conscious to keep it relatively short as the swimmers were eager to begin their journey.

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Graeme provides his post swim statistical report

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Garry and Graeme on the home stretch

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Graeme’s Garmin watch records the course stats

(Click on image to enlarge and thereafter on the right hand side of each subsequent enlarged image)

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Graeme’s graphical presentation

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Swimming stats

 

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Disclaimer: The Mollymook ocean swimmers are not an organised group but simply a number of local Mollymook Milton Ulladulla citizens joined by numerous other ocean swimmers holidaying in the Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area who all enjoy an ocean swim each morning. They meet at the Mollymook Surf Club – 6.45 am week days & 7.00 am – weekends. They endeavour to swim in pairs or groups, however each swims at their own risk, and numbers vary from 4 to 6 in the winter to say 40 during summer.