Pittwater Life April 2018 Issue


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Local wins Ocean Swim Series prize

James Campbell, from Avalon Beach, is the lucky winner of

the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series major prize. The 52-yearold’s

name was drawn by random computer draw by Gail

Kardash, owner of TravelView Avalon, one of the proud

sponsors of the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series. James wins

three nights’ accommodation at Bay Royal Apartments Byron

Bay with return airfares for two to Ballina, sponsored by

TravelView, and entry into the Byron Bay Classic on Sunday

May 6. A member of Bilgola and Avalon Beach SLSC clubs,

James is a keen ocean swimmer who took up the sport in his

30s. He was delighted when told of his win, which came in

the fourth Series he’s contested. “It’s a great prize and I am

looking forward to going in the ocean swim up there,” he said.

“Swimming is a great way to keep fit and control your weight

and it is so relaxing.” James added he was looking forward

to swimming the postponed Avalon Beach event ‘Around the

Bends’, on Sunday April 8 (2.5km from Newport to Avalon). The

Pittwater Ocean Swim Series drew over 3,000 swimmers aged

10 to over 80 in 2018, with 234 qualifying for the Byron Bay

prize draw (swimming three or more events). The series raises

much-needed for funds for the Bilgola, Newport, Avalon, Mona

Vale and Whale Beach life saving clubs.

Lightning Ridge, sheep shearing

and fishing on the Barwon

River,” he said. As part of the

exchange, Council recently

hosted four young Aboriginal

teenagers from Brewarrina,

who travelled over 800 kilometres

and enjoyed a jam-packed

itinerary including learning to

surf. “If readers know a local

young person aged 14-19 who

would like to experience life

in a remote community for a

week, then apply now,” Mayor

Regan said. More info or to apply

visit northernbeaches.nsw.

gov.au or email justin.burke@



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