MORE than 300 swimmers competed in the annual Club2Club swim between Edithvale and Aspendale last weekend.
The 1.8 kilometre race starts at Edithvale Life Saving Club, and ends at Aspendale Life Saving Club. Age categories ranged from 7-12 up to 70+.
The race took place on the morning of Saturday, 11 February. Aspendale Life Saving Club president Chad Henry said, “last Saturday saw the weather shining and the bay at its finest for the annual Club2Club Swim Classic.”
“This year saw the biggest event ever with a sold out result of 300 swimmers enjoying this great event,” he said. “The word from the swimmers was that it was such a great morning in perfect conditions, and they loved the free sausages at the finish line. Aspendale LSC’s new facility was the perfect finishing location for this great swim.
“With a challenging swim against the current, we still saw some brilliant results.”
Lucas Tucker and Erin Wilson were the fastest finishers in the male and female categories.
Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson handed out awards to the winners. He said “it was absolutely wonderful to see a record 300 swimmers at this year’s Club2Club, supporting the Edithvale and Aspendale Lifesaving Clubs. Thank you to our community for supporting the incredible volunteers that keep us safe around the water. The dedication and care our lifesavers and volunteers provide our local community is immense, and it was a privilege to support them at another wonderful Club2Club event.”
“I was also very excited to see our volunteers and community using the brand new Aspendale Lifesaving Club facilities, and see how to building is supporting our volunteers in their important work,” he said.