Students in training for Vanuatu Ocean Swim
IT'S sink or swim for two talented Murwillumbah High students, but they are ready and raring for a challenge.
Brass Monkey Swimming Group's Dane Gregg of year 10 and Ebony Morris of year 8 have been training hard for the Vanuatu Ocean Swim later this month.
The event will consist of a 3.2km leg around Iriki Island, located in the harbour of the island's capital city, Port Vila.
Dane and Ebony train relentlessly at the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre in Murwillumbah and by swimming Snapper Rocks to Kirra Beach, a 2km ocean swim.
Dane recently competed in the 1km Cooly Classic swim and finished first in his age division, while Ebony raced at Byron bay in the 2.5km Byron Bay Winter Whales Classic and finished 630th out of 1500 competitors.
The pair are also members of Murwillumbah Swimming Club and represent the club regularly at regional and state carnivals, both taking out their age champion categories three years running.
Dane and Ebony will be some of the youngest swimmers attending the Vanuatu Ocean Swim.