• Malcolm Mann posted an update 3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi Charlene the ocean swim last Sunday went very well 32:05 minutes for 1.4 km, it was a beautiful day, warm calm and the water was very clear. A good part of the swim is over shallow reef, so you get the see the local marine life. I’ve done this swim 8 times now and this was my slowest, but I finished among the usual suspects. A good mate stood about the same time as me but he sprinted up to the finish, I coughed and spluttered up to the finish line, but recovered quickly. I dont cough while swimming, but I do as soon as I stop.
    I’m 69, next year I go up an age group, this years time would have been good enough for 3rd in the 70+ cohort, I hope the ofev works.
    Cheers Mal

    • Hi @mal-com,

      That sounds amazing, way to go! Really glad to hear it went well and that all the ‘elements’ cooperated with you to make your swim successful. I can only imagine the beautiful water and marine life you are privy to awhile swimming, I bet its incredible. I’ve never seen a real reef before, but it is on my bucket list to do so… hopefully while swimming with the turtles in Hawaii this September. It is a bit of an expensive ‘tourist’ thing to do, but I may never get the chance again so I am going to fit it into my budget I think. Good for you for finishing the swim despite the race, it is no small feet for anyone, let alone someone with IPF! Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing Mal, awesome job!


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