Surf Race 2018/19 Week 1
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Bondi Surf Race Report
Week 1 – 30 September 2018
It was good to get down on the sand again & renew friendships, some of which are over half a century strong. Siobhan & others are assisting me, as I continue to suffer from Raewyn departure, for which I thank them.
25 members’ came down & swam. In what was not a bad water temperature, with inconsistent waves.
It was, as tradition dictates, a fun swim & was treated as such. Next week we start the competition in earnest & I look forward to some exciting results. But remember if you are no longer competitive, come down & get your toes wet or just come down & cheer & have a natter.
Our President, showing his continued involvement with the members on the beach; led the way & showed he is certainly not a spent force, when it comes to taking the lead.
I look forward to seeing you all on the 7th for week two.
I have left last weeks epistle, which some of you missed.
Last week’s communications
I have recharged my batteries, after visiting Canada to renew my roots. I’m looking forward to returning to a ritual of reinvigorating myself each Sunday morning; and I look forward to your sharing the joy with me.
Last season we started with some 20 plus members who did set their diary and made it down for a 10:30 am start and enjoyed the camaraderie and did not miss out on all the fun that happens every morning.
This will be the first time for many seasons when I have not had the pleasure of Raewyn’s invaluable assistance, something that I will miss, as I am sure you will too. Raewyn and Peter have settled into their new life style in Newcastle, however, I have on good authority they will get down a couple of times over the season.
Remember to those who have not swum in recent times, please come down & see what you have been missing. The races can be swum as hard & competitively as you like. Which means if you just wish to just enjoy the sea & the mateship, that’s great. We would like to see you even if you don’t swim, but cheer those who do on.
PS I still have it on good authority, the surf temperature is great & most inviting, invigorating.
PPS Bondi Amateur Swimming Club starts its 127 season on the 7th October & has races from 25m to 400m from 9am each Saturday morning. This includes form strokes & is spread over a two week cycle. Attending will certainly sharpen your times & will improve your surf race abilities. We have free learn to swim classes for members from November & we provide some stroke correction to members as well. If you have any queries re same, please speak to me, or the Hallam’s for further information.
BONDI AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB – Is always looking for new members, irrespective of their ability. We can promise two things; you will improve over the season & have a lot of fun doing so. If interested, please come down by 9.15 Saturday morning & see what it is like. They also have “learn to swim classes” for any member who cannot swim & this has been extended to adults. Should you want more info, please speak to me, Raewyn or Sandra Hallam, at the races or whenever.
A big thanks to THE BLUE ROOM for their outstanding support.
phone (02) 9300 9279
Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
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