Wednesday, October 28, 2009

An Eco-Friendly 20K In The Pristine Waters of Geographe Bay

More than 50 swimmers are expected to compete in the 20K Geo Bay Swim, an eco-friendly ocean race held in the pristine waters of Western Australia’s Geographe Bay on November 15th. The Geo Bay Swim open to solo, duo and 3-5 member teams.

The race follows the beautiful coastline and finishes at the 2K-long Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden pier in the Southern Hemisphere.

In keeping with its eco-friendly mission, the course follows the coastline where no powerboats are permitted for competitors.

Instead, human power is all that is required: paddlers will be used for all swimmers and teams. Interestingly, the course has four changeover points located on the beach at pre-determined locations between 3.2-4.3K in distance. These points allows the duos and teams to do a relay exchange while solo competitors continue on unimpeded.

President Mick Bray said, "Geo Bay Swim is a great way to challenge yourself and is ideal as a warm-up for anyone entering the Ironman. The event is three weeks before the Ironman and you can practice swimming the full distance of the Ironman as part of a duo. If you are interested, then contact us or go online and sign-up.

"We are aiming high and hope that one day this swim will rival the Rottnest Channel Swim [one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims]. The pristine waters of Geographe Bay is the perfect location for open water swimming

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