Twenty-seven swimmers started on the beach for the Grand Aquatic Extravaganza Swim at 10:00 am on the morning of 11 June 2016. There were 21 male and 6 female swimmers. One man and one woman were planning to swim the event without a wet suit.

The course was two laps around a course bounded by a buoy near the RWSABC Beach and another by the first slip on The Esplanade. The finish was a pull float at the beach. Measurements taken from the GPS suggest that the swim was around 1300m long. The race started at 10:15am. The tide was going out and low tide occured at 11:15. Tthe race was run at lowish water. There was a Force 3 eastern wind which, together with the tide, made the outward legs of the swim significantly slower than the return leg.

The first 3 male swimmers were:

1, Vincent Hutchison, Time – 0:22:07
2, David Robinson, Time – 0:22:36
3, Gerard Malone, Time – 0:24:42

The first 3 female swimmers were:

1, Michelle Ashworth, Time – 0:31:16
2, Emma Calder, Time – 0:31:24
3, Susan McGeachie, Time – 0:32:01

All the results are shown below:

1. Vincent Hutchison, Time – 0:22:07, Comments: 1st Man
2. David Robinson, Time – 0:22:36, Comments: 2nd Man
3. Gerard Malone, Time – 0:24:42, Comments: 3rd Man
4. Greg Hincks, Time – 0:26:11, Comments: 4th Man
5. Scott Skivington, Time – 0:26:50, Comments: 5th Man
6. Ernie Currie, Time – 0:27:20, Comments: 6th Man
7. David Jenkins, Time – 0:27:50, Comments: 7th Man
8. Gary Hurr, Time – 0:28:06, Comments: 8th Man, No wetsuit swimmer
9. Tommy Sharkey, Time – 0:28:42, Comments: 9th Man
10. Danny McLaughlin, Time – 0:29:44, Comments: 10th Man
11. Archie White, Time – 0:30:10, Comments: 11th Man
12. Michelle Ashworth, Time – 0:31:16, Comments: 1st Woman
13. Emma Calder, Time – 0:31:24, Comments: 2nd Woman
14. Nick Vaughan, Time – 0:31:28, Comments: 12th Man
15. Susan McGeachie, Time – 0:32:01, Comments: 3rd Woman
16. Colin Campbell, Time – 0:33:23, Comments: 13th Man
17. Gordon Tyler, Time – 0:35:45, Comments: 14th Man
18. Lynda Gemmell, Time – 0:36:20, Comments: 4th Woman
19. Lewis Beck, Time – 0:39:26, Comments: 15th Man
20. Kevin Gill, Time – 0:40:40, Comments: 16th Man
21. Emma Cummings, Time – 0:41:50, Comments: 5th Woman, No wetsuit swimmer
22. Joe Heffernan, Time – 0:44:44, Comments: 17th Man
23. John Mullen, Time – 0:51:10, Comments: 18th Man
DNF, Lesley Martin
DNF, Robert McGonigal
DNF, Alan O’Rourke
DNF, Ally Robb

Thanks to all participants. Special thanks to George McCallum and Jim Ford for doing the race timing.

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