Thursday, August 24, 2023


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Cannonvale Swimmers Enjoy Maggie Swim

On Saturday, three Cannonvale swimmers joined 80 other swimmers from around Australia to swim 8km from Magnetic Island to Townsville.  

Cannonvale swimmers, Jacob Bell, Kyle Pevitt-Scott and Mark Erickson could not believe their luck with the weather.  

It was ideal weather for an ocean swim, 22 degrees, neat tide and hardly any wind.

Jacob Bell was in the lead for most of the race but was overtaken in the last kilometre.  

Jacob swam a super time of 1 hour and 47 min.  

He was 1st male out of the water and was the 3rd overall.  

Jacob was 1st in his 14 – 17-year-old age group.  

Kyle swam an excellent time of 2 hours and 9 minutes and was the 22nd swimmer out of the water.  Kyle was awarded 3rd place for his 35 – 49-year age group.  

Mark Erickson was impressed with how he swam.  

He swam a fantastic time of 2 hours and 6min and was 1st in the males over 60 years.  Congratulations Jacob, Kyle, and Mark!  

The Townsville Open Water Swimming Association, TOWSA awarded Mark Erickson with the Dick Wickenden Memorial Trophy for outstanding effort.  

Some Cannonvale swimmers are now preparing for the triathlon events next weekend and the start of the Cannonvale Cannons’ new season.  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen.

Jacob Mark and Kyle at Presentation Ceremony TOWSA 2023

Jacob Bell 1st Male Magnetic Island Swim 2023. Photos supplied

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