Sport

Winners to return for ocean swim

Melissa Gorman on her way to winning the 2km swim at Noosa last year. Gorman will be return for the Evans Head ocean swim next month.
Melissa Gorman on her way to winning the 2km swim at Noosa last year. Gorman will be return for the Evans Head ocean swim next month. NOOSA NEWS

TWO Olympians will compete in the second annual Evans Head ocean swim next month.

Melissa Gorman returns after winning the inaugural event last year and it will be one of her final hit-outs before the London Olympic Games.

Local swimmer Jacqueline Freney will also compete ahead of the 2012 Paralympics in London.

Queensland swimmer Jack Burnham was the first male across the line last year in the 2km swim and earlier won the 750m swim.

"We're very happy to have both winners from last year back again," event co-ordinator Ray Adams said.

"Melissa is in full throttle with her preparation for the Olympics so it was nice of her to take the time out of her schedule to come back."

Adams hopes the event will attract more numbers after the Byron Bay ocean swim was cancelled because of dangerous surf conditions.

"It's the last swim of the season and we'll be on no matter what," he said.

"If the conditions aren't favourable we can do the swim in the river as an alternative.

"We'd hope that the people who didn't get the chance to swim at Byron Bay will consider coming to Evans Head.

"We have a three- to five-year plan on how to keep improving the swim and we're right on track."

The event is again being sponsored by the Evans Head Bowling Club with an $800 dash for cash at the Evans Head Aquatic Centre.

The dash for cash will be held on Saturday, June 9, with the ocean swim the following day.

With the Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club celebrating its 90th anniversary, all money raised from the race will be donated to the club.

Entrants can register at www.oceanswim.com.au

Topics:  evans head ocean swim, london olympics


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

3rd time lucky: Cancer survivor joins lighthouse run

Cancer survivor Deb Turnbull, the owner of Summit Day Spa in Goonellabah, is excited to participate in this year's Byron Lighthouse Run.

Goonellabah business owner, Deb Turnbull, is "ready" to do the walk

Our young Attenborough scoops documentary awards

Knockrow wildlife documentary maker Marli Lopez-Hope during filming for The Great Forest

"The subject has created a lot of talk, which is what we wanted."

EDITORIAL: Swamped by ignorance, Spandex and invisible money

THE SWAMP: A brand new unit of measurement.

THIS week we are talking money and measurement and spandex.

Local Partners

Lessons in futsal and life in Brazil

FOR Mullumbimby futsal player Marc Starrett his five-month training trip to Brasil has been a life changing experience.

De La Soul: The hippies of hip hop in Byron

ICONS: American hip hop band De La Soul are Vincent Mason, Kelvin Mercer, David Jude Jolicoeur.

The American trio is an icon of contemporary urban music.

3rd time lucky: Cancer survivor joins lighthouse run

Cancer survivor Deb Turnbull, the owner of Summit Day Spa in Goonellabah, is excited to participate in this year's Byron Lighthouse Run.

Goonellabah business owner, Deb Turnbull, is "ready" to do the walk

Our young Attenborough scoops documentary awards

Knockrow wildlife documentary maker Marli Lopez-Hope during filming for The Great Forest

"The subject has created a lot of talk, which is what we wanted."

EDITORIAL: Swamped by ignorance, Spandex and invisible money

THE SWAMP: A brand new unit of measurement.

THIS week we are talking money and measurement and spandex.

It's time to get your shorts on the big screen

ANIMATED: Citizen To Activist, an animation by David Lowe and Eve Jeffrey, won the Jury Award for best Short Film at Flickerfest 2015 - Byron AllShorts.

Entries for Flickerfest 2017 and Byron All Shorts are now open

MS sufferer pins hopes on Russian stem cell treatment

Barry and Sue Potts are fundraising to pay for her $50,000 treatment for MS.

Couple fundraising for what's hoped will be a life-changing event

These local movies will shine at 10th Byron Film Festival

LOCAL STORIES: One of the films featured this year is The Bentley Effect, a documentary about the Bentley Blockade.

THIS year marks a milestone for the Byron Bay Film Festival

Burns Point: The blessings of filming a movie in Ballina

DRAMA: Actors Ron Kelly, John McNeill and Brad McMurray on a scene of Burns Point, filmed near Ballina.

Chris Blackburn talks about his feature film Burns Point

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd tie the knot

Josh Bolin marries in front of close friends and family

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.

3500 jobs on the way with new $950 million resort

Residential, tourist, community, and open space on Hummock Hill Island.

PROPERTY developers plan to begin construction next year.