Across the Lake Swim turns 50
Across the Lake Swim turns 50
longest running event, the swim from Acacia Bay to Three
Mile Bay turns 50 next month and the jubilee celebrations
are attracting hundreds to enter, watch and enjoy the
Some of the original 1963 participants
are expected to be at the start Along with kayakers who
traditionally support swimmers in the water.
Moana Rotary Club owns the event and organiser and member
Josh Edlin says he’s looking forward to the half-century
“ We’ve put together a retro
theme,” he says. “And, at Three Mile Bay where swimmers
finish, there’s plenty of action and entertainment for
non-swimmers, families and spectators.
said, water safety is key and we hope the event can
highlight water safety measures and messages.”
4.2km swim across the lake and 1km short course concludes
with a breakfast barbecue and entertainment at Three Mile
Bay Hosted by Plunket all proceeds go back to that
organisation while Taupō Moana Rotary distributes proceeds
from the event to the wider community.
“The swim is
a great training opportunity for those competing in the
Ironman and makes up part of the Erin Baker, Cameron Brown
and Tri-Taupō four awards,” say Josh.
the Lake swim is on 23 February and registrations close on
22 February. Mr Edlin has sponsored a new look website
which includes ticketing and registration.
District Event Manager Nick Reader says it’s great to have
an event run for 50 years.
“What a wonderful
achievement! It just shows that events are well embedded in
the culture of the Taupō District.”
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