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Copeton Swim  


March 24 2018


The Copeton Freshwater Swim was completed on Saturday under ideal conditions. A good crowd from a wide area of NSW and Queensland attend, some to compete and many to watch. 

There was particularly good support from the Mid North Coast, North Coast and Gold Coast as well as the New England and North West Slopes.


The overall winners with rounded times were

5km ladies          Maria Rosewood (Coffs Harbour)     1h 23min

5km men            Lindsay Wall (Yamba)                     1h 10min

2.5km ladies       Lilly Seagrott (Inverell)                  40min

2.5km men         Adam Grant (Kundabung)              38min

1km ladies          Matilda Craig (Toowoomba)           16min

1km men            Rohan Cowley (Inverell)                15min

500m under 14 and under

Girls                   Sophie Mijic (Inverell)                   8min

Boys                   Adam Grant (Kundabung)             7min

Open 500m

Ladies                 Libby Magann (Tamworth)            8min

Men                    Ritchie Goddard (Hernani)            7min


Photos can be seen by going to Swim Gallery on the Main Menu above.


Results (full list) can be seen by going to Results on the Main Menu 



The Copeton Swim Committee would like to recognise the following sponsors


Gwydir Shire Council

Inverell Shire Council


Inverell Diagnostic Imaging

Simply Print Anything

Inverell East Rotary

Inland Waters - Holiday parks

Best Employment

Best Nursery


Bikes on Byron

Elders - Rural Services

Regional Australia Bank

Shabu Hair on Byron

New England Chiropractic

New England Loo Hire

Inverell Pharmacy

Campbell and Freebairn Chemist

Symes Truck Rental

Carpet Court

Andersons Carpets




Copeton Swim


A project of Inverell East Rotary


Photos can be viewed by clicking on Swim Gallery above 


Results can be viewed by clicking on Results above 


The annual Copeton Freshwater Swim was held Saturday April 8. With bright sunshine, little to no breeze, water temperature around 23 degrees and air temperature around 25 degrees’ conditions were excellent.


Yamba Surf Life Saving Club again provided the safety backup necessary for the day. They provided the first-aid officer and 8 other water support crew as well as water craft and buoys. There were plenty of local kayakers also on hand to support swimmers if required.


Thanks go to the many sponsors listed on the article below. Special mention must go to The Gwydir Shire Council, Inverell Shire Council, McDonalds, Inverell Diagnostic and Imaging and Simply Print Anything. These bodies provided the major part of the finances and or materials necessary to run the day.


In the main event - the 5km swim - Bill Thorley from the Woolongong area took out the men’s division with a very good time of 1h 15min. Libby Magann of Tamworth was not far behind and first in for the women with a time of 1h 26min.


Contestants came from a wide area to compete. This can be seen just by noting the home town of each of the winners. Winners of each category were

500m u/14 girl’s            Victoria Hansen (Surfers Paradise)

500m u/14 boys            Angus Coleman (Croppa Creek)

500m open women        Anaya Boal (Gunnedah)

500m open men’s          Richie Goddard (Hernani - Ebor)

1km women’s                Lilly Seagrott (Inverell)

1km men’s                    Luke Deasey (Kootingal)

2.5km women’s             Bethany Counsell (Armidale)

2.5km men’s                 Sam Thorley (Thirroul - Woolongong)

5km women’s                Libby Magann (Tamworth)

5km men’s                    Bill Thorley (Thirroul - Woolongong)

A full list of placings and times can be found by clicking on results on the main menu.

Photos taken on the day can also be seen by clicking on the Swim Gallery on the main menu.


Copeton pic 



This weekends Copeton swim looks like shaping up to be a perfect day with predicted 27 degrees and sunshine and water temp of 24 degrees. Ranger Dave said there is plenty of water and the swim site is being prepared for this weekend. Once again food and drinks will be available for competitors and visitors and plenty of shade facilities for spectators.

There will be 5km, 2.5km and 600m races with prizemoney for each event. The course is set out by Yamba Surf Life Saving Association and they will provide plenty of water safety. You can enter at www.oceanswims.com or entries will be taken on the day at the swim site from 8.45am.

See you there.







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