Much-needed help for team
FREO SWIMMERS SUPPORT DISABLED SURFERS
A TEAM of Fremantle swimmers will support the Disabled Surfers Association (DSA) classes in Geraldton when they race in the Rottnest Channel Swim from Cottesloe beach on February 27.
“At the moment the association has to take their equipment and trailer up there every time there’s an event,” Oceanstyle team member Jim Loughridge (25) said.
The North Fremantle resident will join Mosman Park’s Jess Ngeh (29), Georgie Monro (24) from North Fremantle and South Fremantle’s Daniel Roberts (23) in the attempt to raise about $1000 for the DSA during the 19.7km swim.
The team’s members volunteer at DSA classes at Leighton Beach.
It will be the first time he and Mr Roberts have attempted the crossing to Rottnest Island but North Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club members Monro and Ngeh have previously competed in the race.
The team has been training at Port Beach, North Fremantle about three times a week.
“We are worried about the stingers going to Rottnest, and we’ve heard jokes that you need to cover yourself with pig fat to protect yourself,” Loughridge said.
Bruce Peel, president of the Perth branch of the Disabled Surfers Association, with support team Daniel Roberts, Jim Loughridge, Jess Ngeh and Georgie Monro.