The Blue Monster Swim 2022
Saturday 17th of September saw us host our end of season swim, The Blue Monster Swim at Abereiddy Bay. On the surface all looked well, but as you got about 500m offshore, the swell picked up, making it unadvisable to swim to the extremity of the bay! So we had to shorten the course and make it a two lap event, with an Aussie exit in-between laps. This gave us a 1.5mile course. Which in the conditions seemed plenty.
The general feedback was – it was hard, but hard is good!
It was a small field with quite a few last minute withdrawals but for us it was good to get another event on and clear the last of the Covid deferrals. And for the good folk swimming, another step back towards event fitness and another chance to congregate with like minded people in a great spot like Abereiddy Bay.
The Was claimed by the 0ver 50’s – With Paul Grunhut, being first male over the line and Karen Lance the first female.
But a massive thanks to all who rocked up to take on the challenge and not to be put off by a few waves, and thanks to all the marshals on the especially the two Jeff’s aged 65 and 55 and still keen to get out on the water as marshals after about 100 years of service between them.
Saturday also saw the Blue Lagoon shut to protect the seal pups, this is likely to be a seasonal thing so Next year The Blue Monster Swim will be slightly earlier in the season to allow us to use the the great theater, which is the blue lagoon.
|The Blue Monster Swim 17th September 2022|
|No||Name||Gender||Time||Position||Gender position||Category||Category postion|
|27||Peter Brace||Male||32.25 (1 lap)||27th||23rd||M50+||10th|