Report by Caroline Makin, Club Captain
We had just a small contingent of three Vikings take part in the annual Tathra Wharf 2 Waves Ocean Swims this year on Sunday, 14 January 2017.
Jenna Freeman, Caz Makin and Tom Boyce all swam in both the age group 600m and also the 1200m open swims.
The prizes for the 1200m included a beautiful framed picture and $500 cash as well as free entry into the events next year!
Caz Makin made it across the finish line in first place making it her second top of the podium placing in the last three years ahead of 18 other swimmers in the F45-49 age group in the 600m event. Caz finished in 8 Mins 43 Seconds, beating her rival from the last eight years of competition, local surf lifesaver, Sharon George, by a huge 1 Min 20 Seconds.
It was great to see Tom Boyce back swimming and racing after his shoulder operation in 2016. Tom finished in an excellent 4th place from 30 in the M50-59 age group in the 600m event in a time of 9 Minutes 23 Seconds and his finish time of 19 Minutes 26 Seconds put him in 19th place from a total of 85 males in the 1200m open event. Looking forward to seeing you back at training in February Tom!
Great swims by all three Vikings!