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Who will be the ‘Giants of the Bay’?


By . Posted on 9 March 2012 under News

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Sea swimmers across Victoria are doing their final preparations for this weekend’s inaugural ‘Giants of the Bay’ race.

Five teams are competing for the Corporate Team Marathon, a 42km race over Saturday and Sunday, and around 40 competitors will be competing for the individual honours in the “Lighthouse Race” tomorrow.

The corporate teams are:

  • The Brighton Icebergers – with the advantage of celebrity swimmer, Brad Ottens from the Geelong Cats!
  • Colorpak Black Ice – used to cold conditions
  • Couta’s – from Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff with local knowledge
  • Sirens – an all female team with inner strength
  • Tritone – Monash University Team – the young guns!

The teams have already raised around $50,000 in total whilst the individual swimmers have hit around $11,000.

“This is a already a tremendous result for Amaze!” says CEO, Murray Dawson-Smith. “There’s such an air of excitement around the event and we are looking forward to a fantastic weekend.”

If you live around the bay do come along and cheer on the swimmers.

Saturday    10.30   Corporate team start – Point Lonsdale

                  12.00  Lighthouse race start – Point Lonsdale

                  1.00    Lighthouse race finish – Queenscliff

                  3.00    Lighthouse medal presentation – Point Lonsdale

                   5.00   Corporate team finish – Portarlington

Sunday        11.00  Corporate team start – Port Melbourne

                    2.00   Corporate team finish – Brighton

                    4.00   Presentation – Brighton Royal Yacht Club

If you like a beach walk, you can follow the Lighthouse race along the beach on Saturday (5km) and the corporate race on Sunday (14km).

We wish all swimmers, team managers, volunteers and supporters a wonderful weekend.

Giants of the Bay - 10-11 March 2012

Giants of the Bay Corporate Team Swim & Individual Swim