Cracking laps with the brass monkeys
MARK "Killer" Edwards and Glenn Nott have been cracking laps of the Murwillumbah pool for years and both value a good swim more than most.
Born and bred in Murwillumbah, 54-year-old Killer says he has always been a keen swimmer and waterman.
"I have a surf club and swimming background and have always been a passionate swimmer, but don't mix that up with being a good swimmer," he says with a grin.
After swimming together for while, they decided to start a swimming group.
"The group is called the Brass Monkeys and we have all trained together for well over a decade," Mr Nott said.
Reaching optimal fitness levels was the goal for the swimmers and when this was achieved they wanted something to test their swim skills with. This came in the form of the Tweed River Swim Classic, founded 12 years ago.
Raising money every year for the Fingal Rovers Surf Club.