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Thursday, March 17, 2016

2016 Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim

2016 Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim winner of the senior Swimmer with a Disability Award Dr Helen Smith, Neil McLennan with Patrons James Pittar, Louise Sauvage, and Daniel Kowalski.

Cormac Guthrie and Matt Fernandez at the 2016 Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim

Under 19s water polo team through NIS NSW at the 2016 Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim

Paralympian Louise Sauvage with water polo Olympic champion Bec Rippon

Courtesy of Amanda Craze.

The 2016 Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim on February 21st saw over 1,000 swimmers brave the inclement weather, swimming in either the 1 km, 2.4 km or both race events.

There were over 23 Rainbow Club children swimming in the event across the Rainbow Splash, the 250m Rainbow Dash, and 2 Rainbow Club members who swam in the 1 km race. This has been the largest participation with Rainbow Club kids to date in the annual fundraising event.

Cormac Guthrie was the overall winner of the event, placing first in the 1 km and 2.4 km races.

Amanda Craze reports, "Rainbow Club patrons Olympians Daniel Kowalski and Paralympian Louise Sauvage also swam in support to help raise money for the non-profit charity. We have grossed over $100,000 for this year’s Malabar Magic Ocean Swim, the highest fundraising for this event since its inception in 2009."

For more information on Rainbow Club or to donate visit here.

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