Sunday Funday for Australia Swims!

    Mackay Bluewater

Sunday Funday for Australia Swims!

The final day of Australia Swims gave it all it had as it raced to the finish line of what has been a massive nine day celebration of swimming. Whether you were at the Australian Open Water Championship in Adelaide or taking part in the Optus Junior Dolphins Carnival in Mackay it has been a great day for all to end this nation-wide celebration of swimming. 

Australian Open Water Championship

The third and final day of swimming at the Open Water Championships saw some grueling 5km time trials with Chelsea Gubecka and Hayden Cotter securing themselves second place after international athletes.

Women's 5KM Time Trial

Men's 5KM Time Trial

Runa Kasahara (Japan) Eric Hedlin (Canada)
Chelsea Gubecka (Kawana Waters) Hayden Cotter (Lawnton)
Ebony Blackstone (Yeronga Park)  Mark Papp (Hunngary)

Full results to come. Check here  updates. 

Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club Ocean Open Water Swim

Ocean Grove was in fine form for the final day of Australia swims and the Ocean Open Water Swim! 

With events starting from a 400m Novice category, the carnival is perfect for those taking to Open Water swimming for the first time. Tia McNaughton registered and trained for the event to overcome her fear of the water and scored herself first place! 

Melbourne freestyle super star Kelly Stubbins made another guest appearance after taking home first place at Queenscliff the day before in the Queenscliff 180 and nabbed herself second place in the 1.2km classic. 

400m Novice 

1.2km Classic

2.5km Enduro

Women Women Women 
Tia McNaughton Alexandra Brown Lisandra De Carvalho
Zoe Honey Kelly Stubbins Rebecca Henderson
Ella Ball Rebecca Henderson Kahlia Marsh
Men Men Men
Harry Charlesworth James Mace Ryan Pinchbeck
Cooper Edwards Darius Schultz Nigel Fanning
James Leahy James Paterson Timothy Bones


Womens 2.5k winners
Women's 2.5km Enduro podium
Men's 2.5km Winners
Men's 2.5km Enduro Winners


Pre RaceKids

Optus Junior Dolphin Clinic and Carnival Mackay

Mackay really turned it on at the Bluewater Lagoon on Saturday and the Miriani Swim Centre on Sunday for a fantastic family day for all.

Dual Olympian Geoff Huegill, alongside a team of swimming instructors, ran play based learning clinics for the kids of Mackay to help develop water confidence and skills. The clinics were followed by afternoon carnivals complete with inflatable races and pool games to round out the day.

Mackay Bluewater
Geoff Huegill instructing the kids of Mackay
Pool Games
Pool games in the afternoon

Have you taken part in Australia Swims today? Why not upload your photos to social media using #AustraliaSwims and join the conversation! 


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