2nd Annual Open Water Swim Event a great success!

Over 280 swimmers from clubs all over NSW turned out in force on Saturday for the second annual Nutrition Station Open Water Swim at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith, with $4500 won in prize money!
Made up of 2 events, a 2.5km and a 5km swim, the competition was fierce with 281 entries in total. The forecast of stormy weather turned into a cool, mainly cloudy day, with a water temperature of 20°, and no rain.
Gabriel Wilczac from Campbelltown Swim Club placed 1st in the 2.5km Boys event, with Kimberley Doyle from Warringah Swim Club taking out the 2.5km Girls event. 17 year old Cormac Guthrie from Seas the Limit Swim Club – an up and coming open water swimmer – claimed victory in the Men’s 5km event, with 15 year old Emily Doyle from Warringah Swim Club taking out the 5km Women’s event. It was a good day for the Doyle family, with Emily’s sisters Kimberley & Katelynn placing 1st & 3rd in the 2.5km event.
The top point scoring club, taking out the $1000 prize money and trophy, were Carlile Swim Club.
Race Organiser Alan Bentley said “We are thrilled with the calibre and number of swimmers who have gotten involved in this event again this year, and are thrilled to see that this will be a great annual event for our region from now on”.
Full List of Results:
Winners – Boys 2.5km
1st Gabriel Wilczak (Campelltown)
2nd Henri Carrera (Revesby Workers)
3rd Hamish Bell (Hunter)
Girls 2.5km
1st Kimberley Doyle (Warringah Aquatic)
2nd Averil Jones (Hunter)
3rd Katelynn Doyle (Warringah Aquatic)
Mens 5km
1st Cormack Guthrie(Sea’s The Limit)
2nd Matthew Robinson (Carlile)
3rd Robert Warcaba (Campbelltown)
Women’s 5km
1st Emily Doyle (Warringah Aquatic)
2nd Emma Gillingham (Woden Valley)
3rd Claudia Frykberg (COSAC)
Club Point Score
1st Carlile
2nd Campbelltown
3rd University of NSW