In the swim for river race
THE 14th annual Tweed River Swim Classic will see more than 150 swimmers make a splash next Sunday, November 30.
The River Swim Classic program will feature three swims of 400 metres, 1.2km and a 2.5km.
All competitors will start and finish at the river frontage of the Murwillumbah Rowing Club on Tumbulgum Rd.
The 400m event will commence at 7.45am, with the 1.2km and 2.5km events to start at 8.15am.
"It's a community-based event run by the Brass Monkeys," event organiser Glen Nott said.
"We have a 100% safety record with not one loss to marine life," he said with a smile.
"It's just a fun day with normal swimmers."
The event will again be supported by the Can Do organisation from Brisbane, who will be entering 23 participants as part of their sports challenge fundraising program.
The event has raised over $100,000 since beginning in 2001.
The goal is to raise a further $6000 this year for the Fingal Rovers SLSC and $1000 for Tweed Palliative Support Services and the Tweed Byron Life Education Action Group.
"The river gets clearer and clearer every year and the water will be around 22-23 degrees," Mr Nott said.
"It will be a very nice place to swim."
Entry forms for the Tweed River Swim Classic are available from the Tweed Regional Aquatic centre and the Tweed Heads and Kingscliff Swimming Pool centres as well as online at oceanswims.com