After several months of intense training, Team Emerge finished the 19.7km swim to Rotto in an amazing time of 7 hours and 20 minutes!

After several months of intense training, Team Emerge finished the 19.7km swim to Rotto in an amazing time of 7 hours and 20 minutes! This put them in 2nd place in their category and 28th place overall. The team included swimmers; Hamish ‘Hamefish’, Deniqua ‘The D Train’, Jamie ‘J-Flow’, Tilly ‘The Wonderfish’, and Boat Captain Chris ‘Captain Peg Leg’.

The swimmers decided on a changeover every 5 minutes, approximately 250m, but actually averaged 280m. During the journey minimal injuries were incurred, a bump to the head due to a distracted kayaker and a cut from a paddle board fin. Regardless, the team pressed on and it was an exciting day for all who participated. Not only were we very successful in the race, Emerge also raised over $100.00 for Autism West. Well done swimmers, great job, huge effort and high fives all ‘round.