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The 2016 Copeton Freshwater Swim will be held on the 9th April.

So save the Date.


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The Gwydir Shire Copeton Freshwater Swim was swum under perfect conditions on Saturday with the winner of the Sapphire City 5km male section Trent Grimsey in a time of 1.09.21 putting some 26 minutes into his nearest rivals. The female swim was won for the third time by Madeline Nilon from Caniaba in a time of 1.20.04. The New England Mutual 2.5km male swimmer was Richie Goddard from Hermani in a time 38.47. Female winner was talented swimmer Ellie Camilleri from Tamworth beating her male rivals in a time of 38.43

The McDonalds 600m swim was won by Richie Goddard and Ellie Camilleri with Camilleri crossing the line first in 8.27

The new under U/14’s event Junior male winner was by Joshua Elbourne from Moree in 10.04 and Junior female winner Jacinta Ballard from Muswellbrook finishing in a time of 11.15.

A full list of results can be found on the oceanswims website.


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This weekends Gwydir Shires Copeton Freshwater Swim will be swum in favourable weather again this year. The latest weather report forecasts a mostly sunny day with very light winds and a temperature of 23 degrees and Ranger Dave's report from the dam of 23 degrees water temperature it will be just as pleasant in as out. Recent Easter rains have greened the grassy banks and increased the dams volume so this should mean a picturesque swim for the competitors.

Read more: 23 in 23 out

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The Gwydir Shire encompasses a diverse landscape that is both picturesque and productive; its towns are steeped in history and natural wonders and are nestled amid hills, majestic trees and bushland that are a delight to residents, visitors and nature lovers alike.

The two main tourist towns of the Gwydir are Bingara and Warialda with a number of smaller villages scattered throughout the shire.

Known as the Gem on the Gwydir River, Bingara is a safe, friendly town nestled among rolling mountains and National Parks. There is much to see and do in the Bingara area including fossicking, bird watching, fishing, horse riding and nature walks.

The magnificent Roxy Theatre and cafe, situated in the main street of Bingara is a must see when visiting the town. The Roxy is a striking building, with a history as colourful as its painted exterior. Tours of the theatre are available daily through the visitor information centre adjacent to the Roxy.

Read more: Life is Good when you Getaway to the Gwydir






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