Sri Chinmoy National Capital Swim — 29 November 2015

Report by Caroline Makin, Club Captain

Sri Chinmoy LogoThe 12th annual Sri Chinmoy National Capital Swim  took place on Sunday, 29 November 2015. A smaller contingent of Vikings headed to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin than in recent years, but as ever, we still showed our strength in the open water as well as the pool.

The 9k swim is for solo swimmers and relay teams and consists of four legs …

Leg 1 Scrivener Dam boom to Weston Park, 1.8km

Leg 2 Weston Park to Yarralumla Bay, 2.5km

Leg 3 Yarralumla Bay to Commonwealth Place, 2.8km

Leg 4 Commonwealth Place to Grevillea Park, 1.9 km

The 2015 event saw three solo swimmers and two teams of two from our club take part.

Solo swimmers:

Lisa “Super Girl” Moore – (U50 Female Wetsuit— 2nd of 2 — 2:40:11)

Paul “Marathon Man” Hitchman  – (U50 Male — 9th of 11 — 2:36:03)

Greg “Iron Man” Gourley – (50-59 Male — 6th of 6 — 2:51:29 ) who navigated/swam without a paddler guiding him as his paddler missed the start! 

Paul Bailey from Warringah Masters also completed the solo swim.


“The M&M’s”: Nicolee Martin and Caz Makin – (Female Team — 1st of 3 –  2:21:10) – each swam 2 legs back to back

” The Hipster and a Cripple”: Kyle Mclean and David Bale – (Male Team — 3rd of 4 –  2:58:32) – each swam 2 legs back to back




Full results are available.


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