Around 65 swimmers, togged up in a variety of colourful costumes, braved the cool waters of Arkles Bay on July 15 to take part in the midwinter swim for charity.
This is the third year that Greg Holland has organised the event, which raises money for Hibiscus Hospice. This year’s swim raised $1978 – the largest sum to date.
Greg says the number of participants increases every year. Entrants this time around included Labour list MP of Rodney Marja Lubeck who purchased her fancy dress outfit from a local hospice shop – something many participants do to provide additional support for hospice.