Australia & Oceania

Gorman chases fifth

The original article is posted (with picture) on The Northern Star since 28th April 2011

WORLD champion Melissa Gorman will headline the 23rd Beach Hotel Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic on Sunday.

Gorman, who has won four out of the past five 2.2km Byron races, will take time out from her busy training schedule to participate in the race.

Gorman won the 2009 5km world championship race and finished third in the 2010 10km race, in which she was disqualified and then reinstated to third after controversy surrounding unsportsmanlike behaviour.

Difficult Coogee To Bondi Swim Shortened

The original article is posted on partner site The Daily News of Open Water Swimming since Monday, April 25, 2011

Greg Whitman, an American living in Australia, reports from the 5K Coogee to Bondi Beach Swim. "The conditions got the better of the 317 entrants. After an hour and fifteen minute delay and a course restructuring, 159 swimmers finally crossed the finish line.

News from New Zealand: Ocean Swim Series

This news letter was received on April 13, 2011 @ 02.59

Hayley's going swimmingly

The original article BY KAREN HARDY is posted (with picture) on CanberraTimes since 11 Apr, 2011 04:00 AM

Retired swimming star and now businesswoman Hayley Lewis wants to inspire women.

News from New Zealand: Ocean Swim Series

This news letter was received on April 20, 2011 at 04.20

Thrown a lifeline

source: sunshinecoastdaily.com.au by Steve Zemek | 13th April 2011

MOST swimmers would give anything for Australian selection, but Chancellor Park's Natasha Harrison admits her pursuit of a green and gold tracksuit has taken her closer to death than she cares to think about.

Final race set to decide series

source: www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz

Rotorua swimmer Kane Radford's plan for the final of this year's Open Water Swim Series is simple - "go out and go for it and hope I can hold on".

Radford and Bryn Murphy go head-to-head in the final race of the national swim series at Auckland's Milford Bay tomorrow.

Shannon shines as Courtney makes big Breakthrough

The original article is posted (with picture) on Hanson Media Group since

April 10: Ironman Shannon Eckstein produced another outstanding display of surf skill to claim his fourth national title at the DHL 2010 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Kurrawa on the Gold Coast today.

Kurrawa's golden glow at Ausie Surf Titles

The original article is posted (with picture) on Hanson Media Group since April 9, 2011

April 9: Host club Kurrawa gave the DHL Australian Surf Life Saving Championships a golden glow today with Phil Clayton, Ky Hurst and the club's under 23 men's surf boat crew all claiming memorable victories.

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