Plans underway for annual swim
WRECK2REEF organisers are determined to make this summer’s annual open water swim a success after the popular event at Indented Head was cancelled earlier this year.
The Wreck2Reef, Indented Head Yacht Club’s largest annual fundraiser, did not go ahead in mid-February as planned after Victoria was plunged into a five day statewide lockdown.
Wreck2Reef race director Andrew Dix, the Indented Head Yacht Club treasurer, said plans were well underway for the swim to take place on Saturday, February 12.
“We are certainly planning on holding our event swim this summer,” he said.
Mr Dix conceded the cancellation of last summer’s event was a ‘major blow’ financially for the Indented Head Yacht Club and local community.
“It was a major blow because it is our major fundraiser, as it normally enables us to fund the junior sailing program with boats and support craft and motor boats and all that sort of stuff to help us run that sort of program,” Mr Dix said.
“It was pretty gutting for everybody involved for us as a club, but also for all the people that were going to come down and swim.
“It is amazing how popular the swim is and it is great to see a lot of swims are coming back this summer.”
The Wreck2Reef will be one of eight open water swims to make up the prestigious Cousins Great Victorian Swim Series (GVSS) this summer.
Other GVSS event swims include the Point Leo Swim Classic, Rip View Swim Classic at Point Lonsdale, Danger 1000 at Torquay, Mornington Twilight, MMAD Australia Day Swim, Brighton and Cerberus/Half Moon Bay.
“Cousins were going to be part of last summer but we didn’t have an event – so it will be the first year we have run an event as part of the Cousins Great Victorian Series,” Mr Dix said.
To register for the 2022 Wreck2Reef 1.2km and 2.5km open water swims log onto https://ihyc.com.au/wreck-2-reef-event for more information.
All competitors must pre-register – no on the day registrations will be accepted with competitor numbers capped at 500.