Event goes lo­cal with Beach 2 Bay

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Carly Laden

The Broome Recre­ation and Aquatic Cen­tre’s an­nual vir­tual swim has been given a lo­cal twist for 2018.

The in­au­gu­ral Beach 2 Bay Vir­tual Swim will be tak­ing place in the BRAC pools this Sun­day, re­plac­ing the Vir­tual Rottnest Chan­nel Swim.

Shire of Broome sport and recre­ation man­ager Casey Zep­nick said the event was de­signed to repli­cate the dis­tance to swim from Ca­ble Beach to Roe­buck Bay but with­out the lo­gis­ti­cal and safety chal­lenges.

“The Beach 2 Bay Vir­tual Swim is aimed at swim­mers of all abil­i­ties, with cat­e­gories for solo swim­mers, duos, teams of four, or nov­elty teams of up to 10 mem­bers for those just start­ing out,” he said. “We felt Broome de­served its own event and that the con­cept of swim­ming the dis­tance from Ca­ble Beach to Roe­buck Bay was a more rel­e­vant chal­lenge for lo­cal peo­ple.”

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