Harvey Dam hosts Open swim
Swimmers from around the State took to the Harvey Dam on Saturday for its first time hosting a round of the Open Water Swimming Series.
More than 300 competitors swam a course of distances ranging from 500m and 5km for the series’ eighth round.
Events manager Natalie Woolfit said conditions at the dam were ideal and the event drew more entries than expected.
She said swimmers appreciated the warmer water temperature of 25 degrees and enjoyed not having to worry about stingers or rough conditions.
“It’s a great one for people who haven’t engaged in open water swimming before and it’s a really good community of people,” Miss Woolfit said.
She said the positive response from the swimming community had ensured the Harvey Dam would be reused in future rounds.
The next round of the series will be in Bunbury this Saturday and swimmers can register at www.openwaterswimming.com.au.
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