The Coal Cliff Beach to Bombie Swim attracts visitors to the area as one of our annual ocean swims, there is also the favourite of locals who are immersed in beach culture who also love to stay fit.
This year it was a family affair with first male Dane Whiteside, first female Mel Whiteside, plus 3rd place to Matthew Logan closely followed by his sister Amy and Dad Andrew.
“We went pretty good – I think I got second across the line and my son got first,” said Mel Whiteside. “We do quite a few ocean swims during summer and also compete for Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf Club as well. This year in May, be doing the Port Macquarie Ironman, along with Nathan Johnson from Helensburgh.”
“We also do the ocean swims at Shellharbour, Mollymook, Coalcliff to Stanwell Park, Callala Bay, Gerringong and Sandon Point. There’s pretty much one on every weekend whether you go north or south, that we like to try and stay south – stay local.”
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