The Noosa Summer Swim by World Series Swims was a 2-day event that featured 8 ocean swims with distances ranging from 300m to 5km. The event caters to levels from beginners all the way up to elite athletes and was held last weekend (18th – 19th of February 2023).
Thank you to World Series Swims for putting on (yet again) an amazing event in Noosa. The conditions were perfect, and the event was filled with good energy and such a sense of excitement from all involved.
Special shout out to Phil Clayton for his coaching and guidance in the lead up to the event with his Adventure Swim and race prep sessions. Phil is an absolute legend who has such passion for ocean water swimming. Phil has over 30 years of experience in the sport, it was a pleasure to watch him in his element and having the opportunity to learn from him on the day. Find out more here - www.philclaytonandco.com
The event kicked off with the Noosa Summers Swims 10th Birthday party and Q&A at Knock Knock. The Q&A was emceed by Michael Klim and featured Olympians Susie O’Neill, Kyle Chalmers and Andrew Lauterstein as well as ironman athlete Ali Day. The panel discussed all things from their sporting careers, injuries, highs, lows and everything in between. It was great to see these legends so relaxed and enjoying each other’s company.
On to the results: Congratulations to winners, Bailey Armstrong (57:32) and Chelsea Gubecka (01:00:19) for taking out the top spots in the 5km swim.
Finella Gibbs-Beal (40:24) and Thomas Raymond (36:38) for winning the 3km swim.
For the 2km swim, congratulations again to Thomas Raymond (24:20) and Kareena Lee (28:02). The 1km swim champions were James Mill (12:24) and Neela Carrel (14:36).
For the Junior Giants event (300m swim) Samantha Brown and Mason Kopff took out equal top spot (7:09 minutes).
Congratulations to all the participants that competed on the day! Everyone had success no matter what their results were, and everyone's unique journey was recognised and celebrated.
Thank you again to World Series Swim for putting on another incredible event, we are already counting down the days to next year’s one.