Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club holds a regular swim event for its members every Sunday throughout the season. The Sunday swim is open to anyone who is a financial, proficient member of the Club and begins at the patrol tent at 11:00am when the beach is open. The swim handicapper sets the course depending on the conditions and the swimmers attending on the day. The course may involve a run to the north end of the beach followed by a swim around two cans and a finish across the line between the flags, or it may simply be a swim down the gutter if surf conditions are challenging. Sometimes the swim involves “guessing your time” over the course and the person who swims closest to the chosen time is declared the winner.
Water safety is provided for members with an IRB and patrolling members in the water on boards and with tubes, and we encourage some of our younger cadets and nippers to take part with the assistance of their patrolling parents or fellow bronze holders.
Everyone who participates in the swim accrues points which go towards a final tally at the end of the season. Presentations are made to the top three men and women for the season.
The Sunday swim is traditionally sponsored by a local cafe who provide breakfast and a coffee voucher for our weekly winners.
This event has been running for many years and is a great way to participate at a Club level and get to know some of the other members of our Club.
Thank you to this season’s sponsor:
• Swell Café