Hun­dreds to take to open wa­ter

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

HUN­DREDS of swim­mers will be tak­ing to the beach for the an­nual Leighton Swim Thru this Satur­day.

Run by the Fre­man­tle Surf Life­sav­ing Club, par­tic­i­pants can choose to hit the wa­ter for ei­ther a 1600m or more chal­leng­ing 3200m swim.

Leighton Swim Thru co-or­di­na­tor Colin Duffield said they hoped to use the event to pro­mote open wa­ter swim­ming.

“The com­peti­tors seem to en­joy the fun na­ture of the event with a friendly at­mos­phere and rel­a­tively calm wa­ters,” he said.

“Th­ese events help pro­file our Surf Life Sav­ing move­ment and demon­strate to the pub­lic, State and lo­cal govern­ment that we have the ca­pa­bil­ity to man­age big events and pro­vide wa­ter safety to a very high level.”

Visit slsc.fre­mantlesur­f­club.com.au to reg­is­ter be­fore Fe­bru­ary 11.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek d449471

Maddie Shaw and Tully Jack­son with Leighton Swim Thru co-or­di­na­tor Colin Duffield.

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