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12.00pm Friday 27th is the cut off to enter the Gwydir Shire Copeton Freshwater Swim to have a chance at winning a Go Pro Camera so you better HURRRREY!!

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After a quick course check on the weekend Ranger Dave has said the water Temperature is at 25.5 Degrees and the water Level is at 17.8% that’s Half of Sydney Harbour. P{lenty of water and nice and warm with only 3 weeks to go for the big swim..

If you want a chance to win a Go Pro Camera valued at over $450 Dollars you better get your entry in before midnight on the 27th March because if you snooze you lose.


Go Pro 2All entries before the 27th March will go in the draw for the Go Pro Camera.

Its only February and a dozen people have already gone for the Go Pro by entering early so don’t miss out. Our monster random draw is also filling up with lots of goodies so you could be a winner by just entering one of the three swims.

SO GET YOUR ENTRY IN EARLY to win the GO Pro Camer

Entries close for the Go Pro 12.00pm Friday 27th March.       


2015 course map

Because of the structure of the swim events this year, and the change to the 2km event being extended to 2.5km, the Swim Committee have decided to make the course two laps for the 5km event. The course will also be a more spectator friendly course, as many of the family members of swimmers like to cheer on their chargers from the shore. The course has been designed so that the 5 km swimmers don’t have to exit the water when passing for the second lap.

The Swim Committee have also included an Under 14's Male and Female 600 metre event this year to add to the already popular 5km, 2.5km and open 600m events.

Read more: Copeton Swim Course Sees Double

Trent Grimsey2Trent Grimsey, the man who swam the English Channel in a world record 6 hours 55 minutes, will be competing in this year's Gwydir Shire Copeton Freshwater Swim.

Grimsey, who hails from Brisbane, will compete in the feature 5km event which is the climax of a big day at Copeton dam between Inverell and Bingara on the 11th of April.

Trent narrowly missed Olympic selection in the 1500 metres in 2008, but has excelled in open water swimming.

His victories include the “Tiburon Mile” in San Francisco, “King of the Sea” in Brazil, 5 and 10 kilometre success at the 2009 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships and the World Cup race in the United Arab Emirates.

Read more: World Record Holder to Compete at Swim with Altitude






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