Thirty-two (32) swimmers took part in a marathon 7km Big Swim across Lake Jindabyne last Sunday for Clean Energy for Eternity’s LifeSaving Energy Project. This year’s event raised money for the Jindabyne Bush Fire Brigade to install a renewable energy system on the roof.
Numbers in the water were boosted by an energetic Korean Triathlete team and visitors from Canberra. Alina from Thredbo did a great swim, first woman in and only 100 metres behind the elite athletes. Alina went on to win the 400 metres in blistering style.
Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly was awarded the inaugural Scenic lake swim prize with a spectacular performance demonstrating true determination and commitment.
Wonderful presence from the local Nippers who all completed the 100 m open water swim and all received a lucky dip prize and Sun Zapped Lipball from Mike’s wife, Shelly Sakker.
Remarkably, one swimmer, Jenny Edwards from Canberra, already has ~$1100 pledged in donations and sponsorship so far. Special thanks go to Sacred Ride from Jindabyne as major sponsors for this Big Swim.
Snowy River Shire Council and CEFE brought together exhibitors of sustainable living products and services in a Sustainable House Expo, held in conjunction with the Flowing Festival on the shores of Lake Jindabyne at Banjo Paterson Park.