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It’s a bit dusty and dry in the Inverell district at the moment and we all need the rain.

But at Copeton Dam, the 42% storage level means there is still a whole lot of water!

At full capacity Copeton Dam holds approximately three times the volume of Sydney Harbour so if you think Sydney Harbour isn’t big enough for a swim you’re too fussy.

The word on the water is a number of swimmers are planning to hit the fresh water swim this year with a big contingent coming from Brisbane, Evans Head and some definite entries from North Bondi SLSC.

Read more: SWIM STILL ON TRACK DESPITE BIG DRY – But Copeton’s Wet
 

 

The announcement of all major sponsors to back the Copeton Freshwater Swim for 2014 has been welcomed by the Copeton Freshwater Swim Committee. Committee spokesperson Gary Lamrock said “Knowing the major sponsors are prepared to come on board for the 2014 swim gives us confidence to start planning the event early and set our sights on a bigger and better event.”

 

Read more: SPONSORS GET IN EARLY
 

Gwydir Shire Council is first off the starting blocks to secure naming rights for the 2014 Copeton Freshwater Swim. Gwydir Shire Council has committed $5000 to assure next years’ swim goes ahead.

 

Read more: GWYDIR SHIRE MAKES BIG SPLASH IN 2014
 

The first official meeting for the Copeton Fresh Water Swim Committee was held last Wednesday night 25 September.  Committee positions were declared vacant and nominations were put forward.Diamond Bay with 5km course

Mark McNeil was re-elected President, Janelle McCosker – Secretary, and Swim Director, New face to the committee Larry Whitbread is Treasurer,  Gary Lamrock was elected Assistant Secretary and Publicity Officer,  Social Convenor is Karen Allan and Course Co-ordinators are Steve McCosker and Michael Murphy. The Rotary Club of Inverell East will once again back the event and receive all proceeds.

 

Read more: GWYDIR SHIRE COPETON FRESHWATER SWIM UP AND RUNNING
 

Buoyed by the success of the inaugural Gwydir Shire Copeton Freshwater Swim, the organising committee has already claimed the date for next year’s event. Read more: ONLY 51 WEEKS TO NEXT GWYDIR SHIRE COPETON FRESHWATER SWIM

 


 

 

     

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