Sunday, May 31, 2009

Those Brave Australian Open Water Swimmers

Despite an estimated 24,000 freshwater crocodiles that live in Lake Argyle in Western Australia, nearly 50 swimmers competed in the Lake Argyle 10K marathon swim classic this weekend.

71-year-old Ian Mcartney from Bathurst in New South Wales gave an interview to the ABC Rural, "If I could possibly do it before I die, I'd like to swim the entire dam. The beauty of the place, that's enough to bring anyone back."

Photo by Peter Morris of the Balmoral Beach Club swimmers who did a 60K relay across Lake Argyle in 2006.

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