Trio in tight fin­ish at clas­sic

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Art -

A RECORD 1100 swim­mers, mal­ibu and stand-up pad­dle board­ers, and run­ners com­peted in the 2.2km Swanny Ocean Clas­sic on Satur­day.

“This event, run by over 120 vol­un­teers, raised more than $10,000 for the club, which will al­low for the pur­chase of new surf life­sav­ing equip­ment,” or­gan­iser Nick Hud­son said.

The three top male swim­mers rac­ing from Cottes­loe to Swan­bourne beaches reached the fin­ish with less than three sec­onds sep­a­rat­ing first-placed Wil­liam Rollo (20) in 22m 3s, Tim He­witt (43) 22m 4s and An­drew Don­ald­son (25) in 22m 6s.

The first woman across the line was Jaime Bowler (35) from City Beach in 23m.

The an­nual race fea­tured a run be­tween the beaches won by Michael Martin (18) from City Beach in 5m 48s and the first woman Ari Foster (16) from Wan­nanup in 6m 56s.

Mal­ibu board racer Joseph An­der­son (19) from Ned­lands was the first man to ar­rive in 13m 23s and the first woman was Cottes­loe’s So­phie Lloyd (15) in 13m 53s.

The stand-up pad­dle­board sec­tion was won by Luke Hal­lam (26) in 12m 4s and the first woman was Nicki Jones (43) 14m 48s.

The youngest swim­mer was Dolce Walker (12) who com­pleted in 34m 12s, while the old­est was Tony Har­ris (78) who took just over 58m.

Win­ning swim­mers Tim He­witt, Wil­liam Rollo and An­drew Don­ald­son.

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