Dy­namic ra­dio duo to hit Lake Ar­gyle waves

Pilbara News - - Sport - Robert Dougherty

The North­west’s Red FM break­fast team will be brav­ing the waves as they take part in the Lake Ar­gyle Swim next month.

The dy­namic ra­dio duo of Adam McGuire and Rob­bie Kl­itz­ing will be tak­ing on the iconic 10km swim on May 6. Their three-per­son team will com­pete against more than 110 teams and 470 par­tic­i­pants tak­ing part this year in the 10km or 20km open wa­ter swim, with more than two-thirds trav­el­ling from out­side the East Kim­ber­ley re­gion.

McGuire said they had se­cured a “se­cret weapon”, Rot­tnest Chan­nel swim­mer Aaron El­lis-Kerr, who is ex­pected to cover most of the dis­tance.

“We re­cruited and got a team of three this year — Rob­bie, my­self and our third mem­ber is Aaron “Cud­dles” El­lis-Kerr,” he said.

“He’s our se­cret weapon. He’s done the Rot­tnest Chan­nel Swim in Perth, the Port to Pub re­cently and he’s go­ing to help us through the swim — he’s our game plan.

“I’m just wor­ried about fin­ish­ing the race. Rob­bie and I just want to pull our weight pretty much and com­plete it — that would be an achieve­ment in it­self.”

While Kl­itz­ing said the ra­dio hosts were go­ing into the event with bound­less en­thu­si­asm, they have min­i­mal swim­ming ex­pe­ri­ence. “Float­ies, gen­er­ally. Our swim­ming ex­pe­ri­ence is highly min­i­mal. We might need float­ing noo­dles, if they’ll throw us some of those,” he said.

The pair will also be the MCs at the 600-seat gala pre­sen­ta­tion din­ner af­ter the event, ac­com­pa­nied by live music from the Vans.

“Later on in the night we will be MCing, not only tak­ing on the wa­ter but the mi­cro­phone as well. Hope­fully, we will be award­ing our­selves a few medals but award­ing the ‘real com­peti­tors’ their tro­phies as well,” McGuire said.

“We’re go­ing be do­ing shows lead­ing up to it and stuff, but the best way to get in­volved is through so­cial me­dia or lis­ten into the show of course.

“We will ac­tu­ally be do­ing a whole week in Ku­nunurra as well.”

Visit lakear­gyleswim.com.

Pic­ture: Court­ney Fowler

Red FM an­nounc­ers Rob­bie Kl­itz­ing and Adam McGuire are com­ing to the Lake Ar­gyle Swim.

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